Genre: urban fantasy
Format: kindle ebook
About Clean Sweep:
Dina Demille runs a Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town and tries her best to pretend to be normal. Her broom is a deadly weapon, her house is a sentient magic inn for otherwordly visitors to Earth, and her only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, normal can be a little difficult. Now something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth begins hunting dogs in her neighborhood. Feeling responsible for the welfare of her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with an alpha-strain werewolf and a cosmic vampire, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’d ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.Source: Info in the About Clean Sweep was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19090384-clean-sweep on 05/12/2012.
I've already read this book while it was being posted as a freebie serial on the author's website, so this is a re-read review.
Sometime ago, Ilona Andrews posted this image of Dina holding Beast in her arms. This picture of Beast with her sassy ponytail made me smile when I was re-reading the scene where the big bad werewolf asked Dina whether he ought to be scared of a ponytailed little dog... A sentence loaded with subtext... I know I'm sappy, but, it is little details like this that makes a book delicious! Another evidence of the wonderfulness of the story telling quality of this author! Another thing which makes reading this author's work easy to connect with is the realism in the story lines. The teenage character is painted perfectly with a petulant drama queen effect and sassy attitude. Or... maybe, It's just me being a die-hard fan. I cannot tell anymore. But, one thing remains certain, this book has Ilona Andrews' trademark compelling author's voice. 'Nuff said.
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4
World building = 5
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4.5
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 cherries
Thank you to Ilona Andrews for the review copy received.
This book was received for free from the author. No money received for this review.