Outbreak (Nightshades #3)
by Melissa F. Olson
Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by Tor.com
Genre: Romantic Paranormal Procedural
In a Flutter: Good ending to the series
Melissa F. Olson’s thrilling FBI vampire procedural Nightshades series concludes with Outbreak
The Chicago field office of the Bureau of Preternatural Investigation is facing its deadliest challenge, yet—internal investigation! Alex and Lindy are on the hook, and on the run.
But when all of the BPI’s captive vampires are broken free from their maximum security prison, and Hector finally steps out of the shadows, Alex must use every trick to stay ahead of both the BPI and the world’s most dangerous shade.
Confrontation is inevitable. Success is not.
Worldbuilding: Chicago setting. I like the paranormal element of vampires – shades. I enjoyed the struggle for shade dominance and Hector’s plotting and scheming was fun.
Characters: Things tie up for Alex and Lindy, and Sloane and Raegan. I liked that. I enjoyed the nutty lab chick, Noelle, though it kind of reminded me a little of Abby from NCIS – but when you watch as many shows as I do, it’s hard to not be reminded of someone tbh. I kind of liked Lindy the best, since a lot of history makes a character very layered and fun.
Plot: I found myself at the 70% point in no time, but it wasn’t an edge-of-my-seat kind of ride. The romantic angle with the pairs getting together is pretty sweet, and their facing danger together and sticking by their teammates/friends is also pretty romantic. The face-off with Hector was cool, and I liked the conclusion to the series.
Writing: Third person,past tense narrative, multiple POV. I’m not a fan of multi, generally speaking.
Curb Appeal: Fab cover, hooking blurb – impulsive buy material for my Paranormal Procedural moods.
I recommend OUtbreak to fans of vampire stories, paranormal romantic suspense, and agent romances.
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