Raising Innocence by Shannon Mayer
Hypnotic and Riveting
MY NAME IS RYLEE, and I am a Tracker.
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.
The FBI wants me on their team. Bad enough that they are dangling bait they KNOW I can’t resist.
The catch? It’s on the other side of the ocean.
And if I want what they’re offering, I have to help them with a salvage gone terribly, terribly wrong.
But this time, I have no back up. I have no Plan B.
And I have no O’Shea.
Amazon Review by A Book A Day:
As the third installment to the series, I have to say that I’m completely hooked. Rylee is a kick butt heroine and the entire cast of characters are fun to read. The mystery is not only entertaining but unique and the plot simply pulls you into wanting more.
These books are fairly short, this one again being under 180 pages, but as I mentioned in my previous review, the pages are not wasted. There’s plenty of development, action and drama and I’d take a read like this any day over pages of descriptions, angst, and inner dialogue. For those of you who haven’t read the first two, this is not a place to start. The book does not waste time reintroducing characters and summarizing previous books.
The series picks up after the events of Immune and starts with Rylee’s world in utter turmoil. I don’t want to give spoilers but to say, Rylee immediately has to deal with much loss and betrayal. Liam O’Shea has run off, her best friend Milly is not what she seems to be and the FBI Arcane Division needs Rylee’s help to track down missing children in London.
Rylee doesn’t think she can handle the emotions she’ll have to deal with tracking them down but the FBI’s ace in the hole is that they will bring her to meet another Tracker like herself. Unfortunately, this tracker is dying and Rylee has a small window of opportunity. Overall, she’s completely stunned to learn she’s not the only one of her kind, so she accepts the job and finds herself up against some very powerful adversaries from both sides of the pond.
These stories are pretty much non stop and action packed. Interestingly enough, since the location turns to London, I couldn’t help but notice that Riley said “bloody” and “bugger” quite a bit and it seemed a little off since she’s American. Aside from that, most of the characters are back, but some in limited and heart wrenching capacity.
In addition to harpies, trolls, demons, vampires, daywalkers, ogres, witches, and werewolves, we can now add druids, necromancers and zombies to the fold. One of my favorite characters takes a back seat in this installment which led to my slight disappointment, but great new characters are also introduced. The mystery of the blue socks is also revealed. While the book unfolds two major plot threads, only one is brought to it’s conclusion and the other is to be continued.
The only thing I can say is, I won’t complain as long as this author keeps writing these books as fast as she does. It’s a fantastic series and I’m looking forward to future installments and a much desired reunion.