Series: Agent of Hel #1
Published by Penguin on 2012-10-02
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, General, Urban
Source: Borrowed From Library
The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload—not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres, and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess. To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.
This book was the start of what I was looking for in a new series. I was looking for a book with a cool kickass heroine that was confident and took no prisoners and I found it in the form of Daisy Johnanssen. We meet Daisy in the nice quiet vacation town of Pemkowet but we quickly learn this town may not be as quiet as we thought. Pemkowet is a town full of supernatural creatures in the form of mermaids,naid,ghouls,fairies and other things and I loved learning about all of them. We learn that Daisy is part human and part demon and also a hand picked agent from the Norse Goddess Hel. I loved that Daisy was a complex character that struggles with keeping her demon side in check otherwise she could tip the scales and cause so serious repercussions in the process. As we get more into the story we learn that Daisy also works with the police department to help them investigate the supernatural cases they get from time to time. Daisy is helping them try to figure out who or what may have killed a college boy and soon learns there may be major forces at work that she has no clue about. I liked that in Daisy’s quests to bring down the killer we get to meet more creatures along the way and I especially liked meeting Cody and Stefan who are both supernatural creatures. Daisy has had a crush on Cody forever and soon has to work with him and I have to say they made a great team. I loved their playful banter but I think I like them more as friends so I hope they don’t decide to be anything else. Stefan is a mysterious character and one that I really want to know more about. This story continues with Daisy and a few others having to work together to take down the killer and there are a few twists thrown in along the way. Overall I will say I think I now have a new series that I love and I am glad I ran across this one and with the third book in the series coming out soon I have to get caught up on this series to see where Daisy will go next. The author has created a quaint little town that I would love to visit but not necessary live in due to all the supernatural elements. The author has some cool characters that intrigued me and make me want to learn more. I am looking forward to continuing with this series and seeing what direction the author takes it in.