There are spoilers for previous books in this review
Paige and Cole are back and there's a new mystery in town. Something called Pestilence is killing the Nymar while another disease, called Mud Flu, though not as deadly as Pestilence, is affecting humans. Pestilence seems to be related to Henry, the crazy full blood formerly infected with the Nymar spore who we met in the first Skinners book, Blood Blade. We learn more about him and what he went through at the hands of Dr. Lamont and the Skinners centuries before.
We also meet a couple of other Skinners when Paige and Cole have to travel to St. Louis, Missouri to investigate Pestilence after an infected Nymar turns up at the restaurant looking for the pair. Going with them is another Nymar named Daniels, a secondary character I actually really like, as he tries to figure out what's going on with the disease while still trying to find a cure for Paige's arm. Additionally, there are also more Mongrels, Nymphs and a possible tie in with some strip clubs; of course, the guys have no problem investigating that.
There's quite a bit of action and a little more of a mystery, or maybe I should say twist, in this book than in the previous two. As Paige, Cole and the other Skinners try and find out who's behind Pestilence, we find out more about the history of the Skinners and the secondary characters I mentioned before have bigger roles, which is part of what made this my favorite Skinners book, so far. Also, I don't need mushy romance in my books, in fact, I prefer them without a lot of schmaltz and flowery crap, though I do like it when the main character finds a love interest. In this series I thought Paige and Cole would hook up, then I started thinking she was just a tease, which annoyed me because I really like Cole and he's a good guy to boot. Skip the next paragraph if you don't want to know about what, if anything, happens between them.
*****Spoiler*****So, I was happy as a pig in crap when they finally got together in this book. I started thinking it wasn't going to happen and was surprised, and happy, when it finally did. There wasn't a lot of talking about it (which I'm glad about, I like that it's mainly action of the supernatural kind), so I'm looking forward to seeing how it's brought up in the next book.****end of spoiler****
I really like Pelegrimas' writing style and Cole has quickly become one of my favorite characters. Considering what he now does, he's very normal and I love his observations and his more than occasional snarky remarks. If you've liked the other two books, I think you'll like Teeth of Beasts.