Cat’s Claw, by Amber Benson
Calliope Reaper-Jones is just trying to live a normal life in New York City, but that’s not so easy when you’re Death’s daughter. When the guardian, hellhound Cerberus calls in on a favor, Calli must hunt down a missing soul and return him to the gates of hell. But her quest isn’t as simple as it seems. Meanwhile, Calli discovers that a former flame, thought dead, is actually alive. But she’ll have to do some bartering to save his soul.
Benson has created a fun, unique, and witty world that plays upon many afterlife mythologies. Calli is a strong, independent character with a big heart. From her outlook on life – to her outlook on fashion, I enjoy every minute of her adventures.
This sequel weaves a complex story of revenge, curses, and conspiracy. Even more fast-paced and gripping than the first, Cat’s Claw is an exciting romp through the underworld, purgatory, Las Vegas, and even a glimpse of ancient Egypt. Smart and charming, with plenty of humor, Calliope Reaper-Jones is a fantastic addition to the urban fantasy genre.