Monday, March 19, 2012

I’m reviewing Doubletake by Rob Thurman at Smexybooks

Doubletake (Cal Leandros, #7)

Doubletake (Cal Leandros #7) by Rob Thurman
Urban Fantasy
March 6, 2012

Favorite Quote: “-vengeance has nothing to do with the Lord. Cain was wrong. I am my brother's keeper.“

Half-human/half-monster Cal Leandros knows that family is a pain. But now that pain belongs to his half-brother, Niko. Niko’s shady father is in town, and he needs a big favor. Even worse is the reunion being held by the devious Puck race—including the Leandros’ friend, Robin—featuring a lottery that no Puck wants to win.
As Cal tries to keep both Niko and Robin from paying the ultimate price for their kin, a horrific reminder from Cal’s own past arrives to remind him that blood is thicker than water—and that’s why it’s so much more fun to spill.

Caliban (Cal) Leandros knows that family is everything, apparent by his unwavering loyalty to his older brother Nikos. In Blackout, Cal had to surrender his humanity among other things in order to retrieve his memories back after a venomous spider bite him. Niko’s stood by his side the whole time, never letting Cal forget or give up. Doubletake addresses the repercussions of those decisions and the ties that bind family. When Robin hires them to “monitor” a Puck family reunion, Cal and Niko get an eyeful and then some into other supernatural family dynamics, making them think that maybe their situation isn’t so bad. Then Niko’s father, Kalakos, reappears, claiming that a monster his people have kept hidden has escaped and now searches to destroy those of Vayash blood. He needs Niko’s and Cal’s help to shut the monster down before it levels the city and everyone in it. The metal monstrosity built by Haphaestus, will require them to visit the insane God in order to retrieve the keys to shut it down. As if life weren’t chaotic enough for the Leandros brothers, Cal meets Grimm. Grimm is also a half Auphe who needs Cal and isn’t willing to take no for an answer. As Cal and Niko unite against their enemies with only a few friends to help, Cal finds himself once again having to making a decision that may finally destroy the only person he has ever loved-his brother.


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