This is the second book in Devon Monk’s Ordinary Magic series. It is written in first person from Delaney Reed’s POV.

SPOILER ALERT: There will be some spoilers for the first book in this.

So welcome back to Ordinary, Oregon, where Police Chief Delaney Reed is dealing with a lot of rain due to a pissed off Thor, and stubborn gods who need to get their act together.

In book two we have a couple of new mysteries on our hands. For one thing, the gods powers are missing. Crow was supposed to be in charge of them, now the gods are in a bit of an uproar. Seems when Crow bent/ broke one of the rules of Ordinary, there were a few unforeseen consequences.

We also have a dead vampire. Not only is the fact that a vampire has been killed troubling, it’s also the manner in which he died. This has the leader of the vampires furious and out for blood. One person’s blood in particular.

Then on the romance side… Ryder broke up with Delaney while she was in the hospital… after one “date”. Sad fact is Delaney’s heart still cries for him. Doesn’t help that he’s mixed up with some suspicious characters. Can he be trusted?

I overall still enjoyed this book. SPOILER ALERT: Delaney is too forgiving of Ryder, in my opinion. He breaks up with her while she’s in the hospital, and doesn’t even have a good reason for it. There should have been some SERIOUS groveling going on. However he just apologizes a few times, and that’s it. I’m still pissed off on Delaney’s behalf. The story however keeps you interested. There’s a lot going on and you just want to see what happens next.

It’s well written and a good follow up for the first book.


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