George V. Reilly

Review: The Scent of Shadows

The Scent of Shadows
Title: The Scent of Shadows
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Rating: ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Eos
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 464
Keywords: urban fantasy
Reading period: 28 May–23 July, 2010

The plot is more than slightly ridiculous. Young woman discovers that exactly on her 25th birthday she will come into her hitherto unknown powers and join the secret superhero zodiacal troupe that protects Las Vegas from their nemeses. For her own protection, she must assume the identity of her murdered sister.

It’s better than it sounds though. The heroine is appealing and copes fairly well with the traumatic upending of her life.

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