Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Review: Thinning the Herd

Title - Thinning the Herd
Author - Adrian Phoenix
Genre - Urban Fantasy
Published - January 4th 2016
Publisher - Pocket Star
Format - Kindle eBook
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Rush of Wingsand The Maker’s Song series, a humorous, action-packed urban fantasy about a werewolf pack and an animal control officer in way over his head!

Someone is picking off fortune tellers and hippies in Oregon, snatching them out of their Birkenstocks mid-stride. And when the legend himself, Hal Rupert, Animal Control Officer, gets a whiff of the mystery, he knows he’s the man to solve it. In between proudly wrangling out-of-control cats and dogs, he’s noticed a peculiar uptick in another sort of animal…werewolves.

Hal infiltrates the country fair to investigate the disappearance of the flower children. But his real priority is protecting the love of his life, Desdemona Cohen, whose long purple tresses and black-glossed lips captured his heart the moment he first saw her standing behind the register at Hot Topic. Desdemona may have nicknamed Hal “Creep,” but he’s determined to win her heart. And, you know, save everyone else, too.

Hal is a dog catcher but recently he’s not so much been catching dogs as he has werewolves. On a routine shift he finds a Birkenstock which leads him to believe that something is happening to the hippies in the area. Hal’s biggest worry is that something will happen to his lady love Desdemona even if she has nicknamed him Creep. With the help of his companions it will be for Hal to track down and find out what is really happening to the missing hippies and who is behind the disappearance. Will they find what is going on or will it be to late?

I like Hal he’s a good guy who has been tossed into the supernatural world but that’s to be expected when you live near a werewolf pack. I like that he has accepted his supernatural world even embracing it working with two unique companions. I find his relationship with Desdemona interesting if nothing else. 

I’ve had this one on my to read list for a while based on the cover alone and on my kindle of a while. I found the story interesting and unique the idea of a dog catcher that doesn’t catch your typical dogs was fun. I also really liked Hal he was easy to connect with and I enjoyed that he was teamed up with a shifter. My only complaint is that story isn’t long enough I want more of Hal’s world and hope that that we will see more. I enjoyed the author writing style the story just flowed alone it was easy to read in one sitting. A quick captivating paranormal story that captured my imagination. 

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