Top positive review
on 16 January 2015
The inappropriately named Daisy Jo is an Agent of Hel; not Hell the place, but Hel the Norse goddess, who just happens to roam in her small home town of Pemkowet, Michigan. But Hel isn't the only creature to reside in the town. Pemkowet attracts the tourists because of its eldritch society; werewolves, ghouls, vampires, naiads, fae. You name it, the town has it. And Daisy is perhaps the most infamous of the eldritch, because she is hell spawn; after a night of passion with demon/incubus Belphegor, her Mom conceives her and as well as having her Mom's Scandinavian colouring, she had her Dad's black eyes, as black as the pits of - well, you know, and a cute little tail. She also has the dubious honour of being able to bring about Armageddon if she lets loose with the Seven Deadly Sins and succumbs to her passions then claims her birthright. Luckily for Daisy, as well as working as a filing clerk for the police, she gets involved in cases where the eldritch community are involved and gets to investigate. But this time things are trickier than usual. Not only is she investigating an apparent accident by drowning that looks more like murder, but she's been teamed up with sexy werewolf cop Cody Fairfax, the trigger behind many of her private fantasies.
Brimming with intrigue, sexual tension, humour and great characters, Dark Currents is a fantastic addition to an overwhelming amount of Urban Fantasy flocking the market. It's difficult to stand out from the crowd in this genre, but Carey manages to do it. There is no questioning her innate talent, especially if you've had the chance to read her earlier fantasy novels in the Kushiel's Legacy series. Carey's world building is exemplary and she's not afraid to mix and match her mythical creatures to great effect in this novel. On top of that, the chemistry between Cody and Daisy versus that of ghoul Stefan and Daisy is sizzling and Daisy is a cracking character. A truly enjoyable discovery.