Title: The List
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Women of the Otherworld #10.1
In: Evolve II (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Dark fantasy, Paranormal fantasy, Strong women
Format: Short story
Publisher: Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
5th sentence, 74th page: And I don’t plan to pay for this one either.
Zoe Tanaka and her vampire-hunter turned sidekick Brittany find a man who claims to know who the vampires of Toronto are. The list gets him in all kinds of trouble until they rescue him.
Although Zoe has only appeared in one of the Women of the Otherworld novels (so far), this is her second short story, and I loved her as much this time as I did the first and second. She is cute, sweet and dangerous. But this is so well hidden, that unless you had read Learning Curve, you wouldn’t pick up on all of the subtle nuances that Armstrong uses to construct her persona.
Zoe’s new protegee also makes an appearance as they both track down the man who claims to have found all of the vampires in Toronto. And then they proceed to save him.
I love this look into the ways in which media and subcultures can impact on peoples’ views. The dangers of upsetting people are always real, but when you’re dealing with the supernatural. Well, let’s just say that it’s lucky that Zoe was there to save the day.