Okay, so, I am really horrible at reviews. Therefore, this is NOT a review, though in its heart of hearts it wishes to be.
Several months ago I finally had a chance to read Banshee Charmer by Tiffany Allee. I’m an urban fantasy fan and love a good paranormal romance when I see one. The problem is the urban fantasy market is so saturated right now. It’s hard to find a story that really stands out with its own unique flare.
When drew me to Banshee Charmer was the use of a lesser utilized supernatural character, a banshee. Don’t get me wrong. I have a soft spot for shape-shifters and werewolves, and I can even be convinced by a hot-looking vampire or two. (Short-lived vampire!Dean Winchester, I’m looking at you.) But when I read a paranormal or urban fantasy these days, I want to read about mythology characters who are different.
Tiffany Allee accomplished that by making her lead half-banshee.
I’m not going to go into a breakdown of the entire premise, but the plot deals with a cop case for the department who the lead character, Mac, works for. The case is complicated by the death of her partner and the appearance of a mysterious man who isn’t what he seems. This is a plot that works and has been used before. It’s Tiffany Allee’s voice that caught me.
The story ended up being fun with both drama and comedy, which is what I look for in a story. My one complaint was that the story felt like it could be longer, but given I went into this knowing it was a novella, I can’t hold that against it. Plus, when I want something to be longer, I consider that a compliment.
In summary, I was glad I made the purchase and I will be reading more in the future. I encourage everyone who likes these genres to go check it out!