Author: Shannon Mayer
Series: Rylee Adamson #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Talos publishing, imprint of Sky Horse Publishing
Pub Date: November 15, 2016
My Copy: Paperback in my TBR pile
“My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.”
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
I'm on the FBI's wanted list.
I have a werewolf for a pet, a Witch of a best friend, and have no need for anyone else in my life.
But when a salvage starts to spin out of control, help comes from a most unexpected direction. One that is dangerously dark, brooding, and doesn't know a thing about the supernatural.
One whose kisses set me on fire.
A really interesting start to a urban fantasy series. I like how Rylee is someone who is caught in a world where she is navigating and doing a job that she is very good at, but also has some problems. I think it’s an interesting thing that she uses her ability for.
I like how this book opens up. This book opens up with two parents who want to find their child. Rylee knows she is going to take the job and we get some background on why Rylee tracks children that have gone missing that no one else can find. She has an ability to see things. Also this child will impact her life in a way she doesn’t see coming. We also learn that her abilities are a gift, when earlier in her life she thought them a curse.
We learn she has a group of people in her life who all are misfits or people that have all their own baggage. Millie, her best friend and a witch who doesn’t really have a coven. Alex, a Werewolf that can’t transform to human, we learn in this world only the Alpha’s can do that. Giselle, the woman who raised both Millie and her to be adults and harness their abilities, but is starting to lose her mind and needs help. So this causes Rylee some stress in a different way. Then there’s the FBI Agent who makes Rylee’s life difficult.
Of course, Millie finds a coven that will accept her, but this decision comes at a bad time for Rylee. Nothing is going right in her personal life. She makes a decision to buy herself time for Giselle. Giselle needs around the clock care, but decides to put her in the hospital for a week to come up with a plan. So then she finds out this kidnapping is a lot more complicated than she originally than she thought it would be.
There are a lot of fights and out of control twists that no one can see coming. Plus not to mention she has to face a pack of werewolves trying to hurt Alex and things spiral in a way that was crazy. Lots of people learning things that they never know or suspected. Also this child she has been looking for is about to have her powers emerge. This means that when this child is return she will need guidance. We also learn that there are other things transpiring in the paranormal world that could lead to big things being shaken up.
Millie also comes back and deals with the coven she thought was good, are really the bad guys who kidnapped the girl because they want to put something really bad in her. So Rylee, Millie and their friends have to fight the coven off, kill the demon that wants to possess the girl, rescue the girl and this is nothing short of spectacular. I really enjoyed it a lot.
Also when the dust clears, Rylee learns something about herself, her sisters kidnapping that she never knew before. Rylee also gets offered a job in the ARCANE Division of the FBI. This is a real chance for Rylee to get some help and much needed resources in a way. She at first is hesitant to take it, but does, because their needs to be something that will lead to her finding her sister.
I enjoyed this book a lot. I’m looking forward to reading Immune, the next book in the series.