Menolly D’Aritgo is cleaning out some
of the upper rooms in her bar, Wayfarer, with the help of
Iris, when she discovers items that turn out to belong to a
bartender who disappeared under strange circumstances. That
is just the beginning of her night, and then Menolly and her
sisters find a ghoul in on their property that happens to
belong to a new neighbor – a necromancer.
Menolly and her sisters decide to
investigate the disappearance of the bartender, while at the
same time, Camille’s husbands and their other helpers are
trying to figure out just what type of demon is attacking
the fae and killing them – before it gets to Delilah again.
Hoping this is going to be a simple demon invasion, Menolly
and the others discover that the demons, the disappearances
and even, in a weird way, Shadow Wing are all combined with
a secret society of frat boys. Menolly, Camille, and
Delilah need to figure out the common denominator and take
care of it in time to carry out their social commitments.
After all, girls to just want to have fun.
Menolly shows a more light hearted side
in Demon Mistress while trying to find out
what is attacking fae suddenly and who let the ghouls out.
(I know, but I had to). Menolly is finally free to be just
herself for the first time since she was changed. In
between fighting with new demons, psycho frat boys and
keeping Delilah safe, Menolly is finding her sensual side
again. Yes, vampires can be sensual and caring. I really
loved seeing this new and lighter side of Menolly and hope
to see more as the series goes on. Like the other books in
the Otherworld series, Demon Mistress
continues the side stories while focusing on one sister - in
this case it was Menolly. The laughter, magic and always
the love between the sisters and their partners makes
Demon Mistress is another winner that will make you
hold your breathe in places and want to hug various
characters in others.
If you have not read the Otherworld
series in order, I would suggest doing so. The characters
and the world is a complex mix that is added onto with each
book. You won’t be sorry to begin this series if you like a
bit of danger and magic in your stories.