Thursday, May 1, 2014

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews


On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is...different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, "normal" is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night....Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

5+ out of 5

This story was amazing.  I loved how Ms. Andrews created a whole new world that I am dying to explore!  I loved the idea that werewolves and vampires are aliens, that there are magical inns that shelter them on pit stops to Earth, and that the innkeepers are suppose to be a neutral entity in this world.  But I love that Dina isn't willing to just stand by and let people get hurt.  

Sean is my favorite character... But then again, I've got a thing for werewolves ;-).   The alpha part of him was so yummy, but when he was flirting with Dina, that took the cake!

Caldenia seems like the harmless pussy cat that turns into a hungry lioness.  She does add quite a bit of humor to the book, but I'm not sure if I like her or not.

The dahaka sound like a creature that would give you nightmares.  And the fact that he always seemed to show up at night doesn't help.  Also, I think he is a perfect villain.  You don't really see him much, but you see his actions and evil plotting in everything that happens.

Can I just say that the idea that coffee for a vampire is the equivalent of alcohol for humans was just hilarious!  And creative!  Poor Arland getting drunk on coffee was just hilarious!  I laughed so hard, and it was great!

OMGoodness!  I loved this book!  I can't wait for the next one!  I loved the unique world paralleled with our own.  I highly recommend this book!  
Happy Reading!


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