Daemon's Mark by Caitlin Kittredge
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This series is one that I have luckily read in order. I'm not saying you would be totally lost if you read this one without the others first, but it would probably be harder.
As an interesting sidebar I picked up this book without ever looking at the back. I knew it was book 5 of the series so why bother I just bought it and left. Then this week someone was asking me what the book I was reading was about. Since I usually go into lengthy descriptions I decided to flip the book over and read the description. Wasn't I surpiresed when half way through the summary I realized, hey thats the summary to book 4 not five! Oops looks like a publishing error there. I hope too many people weren't disappointed. Anyways on to the actual summary.
When the Dubois investigation turns up an unexpected connection to the Russian mob, Luna finds herself heading down a terrifying path of no return. Soon she is held captive by the very evil she hunts—one that reaches far across the borders of Nocturne City to the seedy brothels of Europe and beyond. Now, with street smarts, seduction, and a sixth-sense for danger as her only weapons, Luna will enlist the help of her former lover Dmitri—who has his own reasons for bringing down this crime ring—and risk it all in the ultimate showdown.
My Take: This book revealed the "softer" side of Luna. I almost felt like I had missed something between book 4 and book 5. She's still a rough around the edges cop and mostly a major, well you know. But in this book she seems more human. Her decisions are a little more rational, at least a tiny bit.
Having Will in her life has been a good influence. She may not realize it but she is growing as a person. Even if she feels like the animal inside is trying to dig its way out. She also seems like she has gotten over Dimitri. There is no mooning over him, at least to start.
As usual Luna finds herself way over her head and potentially trapped in a dangerous situation. Forced to confront both her past and her monster Luna must fight tooth and claw to get home and reclaim her life.
If you liked the first four I think you will enjoy this one. Maybe you can even snag a copy with the wrong summary on the back. I'm added it to my shelf or signed books and special additions.