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Oyceter ([personal profile] oyceter) wrote2011-04-12 05:51 pm

Liu, Marjorie M. - In the Dark of Dreams

Jenny Jameson found a silver boy with a tail on the beach the summer she was twelve, and she's never forgotten him. Ever since then, she's been on the hunt for supernatural beings for her family's corporation, and finally, Perrin resurfaces. Unfortunately, this only complicates matters, as Jenny's family is none other than the evil Consortium that has been the long-running villain through the Dirk & Steele series.

Adventure, narrow escapes, angst, UST, betrayal, and plot twists ensue. Alas, I read this almost two months ago, and of course I have forgotten everything.

Most of what I can recall is that I was a bit disappointed that there aren't more POC showing up in the Dirk & Steele series. I think there's about the same number throughout the series, since there aren't any intra-POC relationships AFAIK, and while I don't read the gargoyles and mermaids and shapeshifters and etc. as white, I am not sure if I should be reading them as POC either.

I'm never sure if I'm disappointed in the direction D&S is going or not. On the one hand, I love that the universe continues to expand and that we're not just limited to the usual sequel bait. On the other hand, I actually liked some of the D&S characters and have been waiting for their books for a while (EDDIE!). So... YMMV? I do wish the mythology were a bit more coherent, but then again, the everything-and-the-kitchen approach is also part of the series' charm.

Not one of the best D&S books for me, though I liked getting more of a look into the Consortium and the enemies of D&S, but not one of the worst either.

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