Autumn Bones (Agent of Hel #2)
by Jacqueline Carey
published by ROC
genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal,
Summary (Goodreads): Fathered by an incubus, raised by a mortal mother, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, Daisy Johanssen pulled the community together after a summer tragedy befell the resort town she calls home. Things are back to normal—as normal as it gets for a town famous for its supernatural tourism, and presided over by the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.
Not only has Daisy now gained respect as Hel’s enforcer, she’s dating Sinclair Palmer, a nice, seemingly normal human guy. Not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. Unfortunately, Sinclair has a secret. And it’s a big one.
He’s descended from Obeah sorcerers and they want him back. If he doesn’t return to Jamaica to take up his rightful role in the family, they’ll unleash spirit magic that could have dire consequences for the town. It’s Daisy’s job to stop it, and she’s going to need a lot of help. But time is running out, the dead are growing restless, and one mistake could cost Daisy everything…..
My Thoughts: This book starts shortly after when book 1 ends. Daisy has a new boyfriend and it isn't one of the two guys you would expect. This was probably the only thing I did not like about this book. It felt forced. For me, the author established the type of person Daisy was in the first book to the point where she would have helped Sinclair/ the town without forcing a relationship in there that doesn't make sense.
I like that Daisy is a kick ass enforcer for her Goddess but still insecure in everyday life things. The author does a good job on the small town life even after high school. I just wish Daisy would put stand up for herself more with everyday people the way she does with the supernatural.
We do finally get somewhere with Daisy and Cody. As much as I hate love triangles, I have to say that I would fall under team Stefan. Something about Cody's inabilities to admit what he wants and just go there without the guilt trips annoys me.
This book has a little of everything, from a rutting satyr that causes a mass orgy at a local club to ghosts to a zombie of sort. The mix of personalities that make up Daisy's friend works in a way that shouldn't. I like that her mom and best friend are the only humans and sometimes make the most sense. There is also a new addition to the team in the form of a gamer geek that helps Daisy set up a database and gets a little more than he bargained for in return.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a fun read even with the new relationship. Daisy has her own sort of scooby gang going and it seems to grow as the series does. I'm most interested in what happens next. Whether it's as Hel's enforcer or just everyday life in this small Michigan town.