I have decided that this will be my last Yasmine Galenorn book, I have tried to read and come to the conclusion that I guess her books aren’t for me, even though they always look so good. It is a personal preference, I just don’t mesh well with Galenorn’s characters. I gave FLIGHT FROM DEATH a try and just couldn’t get into it even thought it looked so good.
Main character Shimmer is a blue dragon, she has taken on the form of a human because she’s been banished from her Dragon world, call the Dragon Reaches. For some reason, the high dragons forced her to work for a vampire named Alex, who owns a Magical Investigation Agency.
Shimmer and Alex have a pre-existing attraction when you are introduced to them in the book and after Alex dumps his girlfriend the two start to circle around each other, so I really couldn’t get into the romance draw of the book. I found the ghost mystery, that they are supposed to solve, a little more entertaining, but it was a bit over-the-top. I thought that the most interesting was Shimmer and her history within the Dragon Reaches but that was only brushed upon.
Overall, I just couldn’t get into it. I didn’t really like the characters, Alex had no draw for me, I couldn’t understand the attraction and Shimmer was a good character, but was a little dry. When I can’t get in with the characters I usually lose interest in the book. Nothing wrong with the writing or story, just need a bit more focus on the characters.
Recommendation: If you are a fan of Galenorn’s writing, you should enjoy FLIGHT FORM DEATH.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
FLIGHT FROM DEATH by Yasmine GalenornSeries: Fly by Night Book #1
Published by Berkley on July 7, 2015
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal
I’m Shimmer, a blue dragon shifter. Thanks to a mistake, I was exiled from the Dragon Reaches and sentenced to work for Alex Radcliffe, a vampire who owns the Fly by Night Magical Investigations Agency. Now, not only do I have to adapt to Earthside culture, but every time I turn around, somebody’s trying to kill us. And worse, Alex is as gorgeous as he is exasperating. But you know what they say: All’s fair in love and bounty hunting…
When an old friend of Alex contacts him about a haunting at the High Tide Bed & Breakfast in Port Townsend, Washington, we think we’re on a simple ghost hunt. But our investigation quickly transforms into a deadly fight as we uncover an eighty-year-old murder, a cursed house, and a dark force trapping the spirits within. To stop impending disaster we must break the curse and lay the angry spirits to rest.