Review: The Cold Kiss of Death by Suzanne McLeod

The Cold Kiss of Death (Spellcrackers 2) by Suzanne McLeod

Publisher: Penguin (April 2011)
Source: Author for review
Spellcrackers series
Urban Fantasy

Synopsis (from Barnes and Noble) 

When sidhe-blooded Genny Taylor’s friend is murdered and all evidence points to her, she goes on the run. But she’s being pursued by some of the most powerful supernaturals in town-and one of them is most certainly the killer.


The Cold Kiss of Death has lots going on. I mean, lots. Genny is the only sidhe fae in the London area, and that makes her a very attractive proposition for any supernatural being that has it in his mind that it might be time to, er, start a family. Her job with has gotten tough with the tension between her and her satyr boss, Finn. Then there’s the sexy vampire, Malik al-Kahn, who holds the key to her past, possibly her future, and definitely her heart. She also happens to own a spell that lets her take over the body of a very ancient, beautiful vampire that Malik has a rather messy history with. Ms McLeod fills her books with intricate detailing and manages to weave many storylines together without them becoming overly entangled. There were a few moments where I lost my place, but everything came together in the end. Nothing is black and white in Genny’s world, and she’s constantly getting pushed and pulled from all sides. The Cold Kiss of Death was rather bloody in parts, but there’s a reason for this, and these scenes never seem gratuitous. If you like your London filled with fae, vamps, trolls, ghosts, and enough magic to make your toes curl, you’re in for quite a ride! I’m certainly looking forward to the next book in this series.

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  1. Offbeat Vagabond

    Great review. I heard about this book recently and hear McLeod is a great author. I love the Fae and I love vampires. Bring It On! This book sounds like it will pack a punch. Thanks so much. Going to buy soon 🙂

  2. Patricia's Particularity

    I haven't heard of this series. Sounds really good!! What is a sidhe fae? Is it like a bean sidhe?? It really does sound like there is a lot going on. Adding this series to my TBR list right now!

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