Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn

Title: Flight from Mayhem 
Series: Fly by Night #2
Author: Yasmine Galenorn 
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: August 2, 2016 

New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn presents the second Fly by Night novel, set in the realm of the Otherworld.

I'm Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for gorgeous, exasperating Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Every time I turn around, somebody's trying to kill us. But you know what they say: All's fair in love and bounty hunting...

A serial killer is stalking the elderly Fae of Seattle, draining their bank accounts before brutally murdering them. When Chase Johnson asks for our help, Alex and I discover that the sociopath is also a doppelganger—able to change shape to match his victim's deepest desires. Our friend and colleague Bette volunteers to act as bait, but the plan goes dangerously awry. Now, unless we find her first, she's about to face her worst nightmare.

I liked Flight from Death, the first book in the Flight by Night series and I was hoping to enjoy this one too.

If you haven't read the first book, some of the details from book 1 are explained in Flight by Mayhem. I do think it would make it easier to follow the characters by reading this series in order. 

Shimmer is the main character. She's a blue dragon who was exiled to Earthside after she was caught stealing. Shimmer has started a romantic relationship with Alex Radcliffe, her boss at Fly by Night Magical Investigation Agency. Alex is an old vampire, who has fallen for Shimmer but she's still learning to cope with feelings and relationships. As a dragon, she has always being a loner. The other business associates include Bette who is Fae and Ralph who is a werewolf. 

Shimmer has started to make friends. She has Stacy and she has Tonya. Her roommate Chai is fabulous. He cares for Shimmer as a big brother. He came with her when she was exiled. I really liked Chai in the first novel and I'm glad he's falling for someone close to Shimmer. 

Besides the romance this novel has, I liked how many mysteries are happening around Shimmer's life and her job. The main investigation centers around a serial killer disposing of elderly rich Fae but there are several other plot lines. One involves a ghost in the house next to Shimmer. Shimmer and friends must find out more about the ghost and how to help her. There is Glenda, a succubus and Alex's ex-girlfriend creating havoc for the new couple. There are new revelations in regards to Bette's past and Ralph's love life. Last, there is a giant hungry salamander from the realm of Fire on the loose.

As you can imagine, the action is nonstop. The world building continues and not all subplots are solved leaving them open for future books, I'm sure. 

If you are a UF fan, this book has everything you want in a series. Pick it up and enjoy the ride!

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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