Ethical vampire librarian Amber Fang is back in a high-stakes sequel to Hunted (2019).
Six months after walking away from her job as an assassin for the mysterious League, Amber uses her research skills as librarian-in-training to track her missing mother to Antarctica. The compound is kept by the arms-dealing company ZARC Industries and holds more secrets and near-fatal dangers than Amber signed up for—and no sign of her mother. After being rescued by the League and sharing some of the explosive new knowledge she acquired, it looks like working together again is in the cards despite Amber’s reservations. But a vampire on the hunt needs allies where she can get them. Running head-first into danger and armed with her fangs, a high dose of sardonic humor, and librarian jokes, Amber finds that dealing with secret organizations, political intrigue, ninja librarians, a doppelgänger, vampires who want her ovaries, and even an evil AI can be overwhelming. This spy thriller/paranormal adventure introduces more mysteries to be solved, leaving a healthy number of open threads in its wake. Events do have a tendency to happen to Amber as she is pushed around by multiple shadowy organizations, so here’s hoping that in the trilogy closer she will find not only her mother, but also some much-needed agency. Main characters are white.
A fast-paced, entertaining middle entry for fans of vampires and librarians. (Paranormal thriller. 14-adult)