My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was even more my kind of thing than book one was and I absolutely loved that the author went to one of Unseelie Court’s more obscure Irish mythological figures for her assassin’s nickname and modus operandi. Vicious but brilliant.
The Dullahan isn’t something to be messed with and is believed to be a big influence on the story of the Headless Horseman in Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, so Riordan’s Irish ancestry was a perfect starting point for him to carry out his hits by removing the heads of his victims. Like I said, vicious but brilliant!
This book’s actually a lot less angsty then book one was and our favourite Snow, Christopher, Frank and Bill make guest appearances in Hug It Out too.
It’s also a lot more funny, there were times when I did chuckle out loud, especially at Teddy’s antics. The narrative itself is inspired – professional hugger employed by a hitman’s unaware sister to “cheer him up” and I loved it.
While I pinpointed who the villain of the piece was going to be early on, it didn’t spoil my enjoyment of the thrilling ride to the conclusion, which was nicely tied up and finished off with a smashing epilogue now.
Now I want Mace and Bill to get together and I want to find out more about the mysterious Black please Meredith 🙂
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.