Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wolf at the Door
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Publication: Berkley Trade; 1 Original edition (October 4, 2011)

Description: The howlingly good spin-off of the Undead series from the New York Times bestselling author.

Rachel, a werewolf/accountant, is asked to keep one eye on Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor and the other peeled for a rogue werewolf who's itching to start a war. But her attention is mostly on a sexy, mysterious stranger she wishes she could trust.

My Thoughts: Wolf at the Door was another entertaining romp from MaryJanice Davidson. She has a knack for creating quirky characters and then dropping them in absurd situations. Rachael is a werewolf and an accountant. She is ordered by her cousin Michael, head of the Wyndham Pack, to move to St. Paul and keep watch over Queen Betsy and the other vampires. Rachael has never lived anywhere but Cape Cod and is reluctant. She is even more reluctant when a series of murders starts happening in St. Paul. The victims are people that she was scheduled to meet as possible clients. It looks like someone wants to sow discord between the werewolves and the vampires. 

Edward is a human geek who has come to St. Paul to learn more about Queen Betsy in order to call in his vampire slayer roommate to kill her. Edward is also an accountant. Rachael and Edward meet and, in their mutually geeky ways, fall in love. 

The plot isn't the main point here. What matters are the quirky characters - a vampire queen hooked on smoothies and fancy shoes; a werewolf accountant; a human accountant who wants everything to be like his geeky fantasies. 

This one was just fun to read!

Favorite Quote:
"Not a problem...may I ask what specific aspect of the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes disagrees with you?"

"The fact that there are eleven thousand eight hundred forty-two lakes, to begin with. Every license plate is wrong. And it's freezing, no one can tolerate these temperatures and live."

"It's sixty-eight degrees."

"It's August!"
I bought this one. You can buy a copy here too.

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