Dru Jasper, sorceress and proprietor of the Crystal Connection, has a huge problem on her hands. Sorcerers are disappearing off the streets, and the dead appear to be arising. If that wasn’t enough, there are also signs that someone is trying to start an apocalypse. Greyson – the handsome, cursed half-demon Dru has been trying to cure – has disappeared. Dru must do what she can to save Greyson and the world before it’s too late.
A Kiss Before Doomsday is a continuation of MacNaughton’s Dru Jasper series. The book kicks off in the middle of events – presumably where the first novel ended. It starts out at break-neck speed, and doesn’t slow down. Dru is a solid main character – smart, shrewd, and funny. Greyson is also well written as a complicated, cursed half-demon. The supporting characters are also complex, well-written, and read like whole characters. The plot moves along at a fast pace with no lag. It is important to read the first book, It Happened One Doomsday first, as there is very little backstory in this second book of the series. Overall, A Kiss Before Doomsday, is a fairly enjoyable book for fans of urban fantasy.
Barbara Cothern lives near Portland with her husband and three cats. She is most often found with a book in her hand and several back-ups in her bag. She loves that her day job allows time for reading between projects. She has been passionate about books and a fan of the fantasy genre since her mom read The Chronicles of Narnia to her when she was five. When not reading, Barbara enjoys spending time with her husband, watching movies, going to concerts, cooking, knitting and playing video games. Her favorite part about reviewing books is introducing people to wonderful but less publicized books.
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