really 3.5 stars
Usually when i find an author whose work I love, I will read everything of theirs I can get my hands on. And I do love Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series. But for some reason I was reluctant to read this one. Maybe it was because I loved Kate Daniels so much, I didn't want this other series to harsh my glow with that one. Weird.
But I needn't have worried. Like the very first book of KD, this one starts out very slow is quite a bit of world building and exposition. This is why I only give it 3.5 stars. But about the point where Declan teaches Georgie how to give up his need to continue to keep dead things alive, I tumbled completely in love with the book. Second half was stronger and richer than the first half. And I adored the ending.
Next book is now on my must read.