Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: A Patch of Darkness by Yolanda Sfetsos

A Patch of Darkness (Sierra Fox, #1)

A Patch of Darkness
by Yolanda Sfetsos 
(Sierra Fox, #1)
Urban Fantasy

In a perfect world, Sierra Fox would have stayed away from the Council she left years ago. But in this world—where spirits have the right to walk among the living—it’s her job to round up troublesome spooks and bring them before that very same Council.

Though her desk is piled high with open cases, she can’t resist an anonymous summons to a mysterious late-night meeting with a bunch of other hunters, each of whom seems to have a unique specialty. The news is dire: something is tearing at the fabric of the universe. If the hunters can’t find who or why in time, something’s going to give in a very messy way.

As current cases, family secrets, new clues and her tangled love life slowly wind themselves into an impossible knot, Sierra finds herself the target of a power-sucking duo intent on stealing her mojo. And realizing she holds the key to the last hope of sealing the widening rift. (From Goodreads)


A Patch of Darkness is the first installment of the Sierra Fox urban fantasy series. Sierra is a ghost catcher, who owns her own agency, but she must follow the rulers set by the Ghost Catcher Council.

When she notices demons are now crossing over into her world, she decides to investigate. She is teamed up with various otherworldly creatures, such as vampires, werewolves, witches and more, to find the tear that is allowing other beings to crossover. This book is rounded by double agents and a little romance. Sierra has a boyfriend but there is some sexual tension between Sierra and a coworker – I would like to see how that little love triangle plays out in the coming books. As for secondary characters, there were a lot and there are many loose ends. Honestly, Sierra’s character was a bit hard for me to identify with, she is indecisive, which was a tad annoying.

The next book is Split at the Seams and I've already added it to my to read list. If you enjoy urban fantasy this is a good read. The world building and back story is intriguing and gives the reader something to look forward to in the next book.


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