A Mirror Among Shattered Glass by Romarin Demetri
Series: The Supernatural London Underground (# 1)
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Publisher: Block 13 Publishing
Source: book provided by the author for review
Unable to contain the deadly nature of her family secret and powers, nine-teen year old Romarin Demetri hails from California, U.S.A, to unearth her heritage as a descendant of serial-killer, Countess Bathory, the woman that lent Dracula his legend, and cursed Romarin with an appetite for blood.
Unenthusiastic about relocating to her birth city of London, a charming paranormal investigator with claim to the throne could change her mind, as he leads her to the only living and distant relative she has: a raven-haired recluse named Talia, who has taken refuge in an old castle in the heart of the city, and doesn’t seem to have a heart of her own.
After a rough introduction to the lethal, inappropriate, and enchantingly sarcastic people she calls her housemates, perhaps the other misfits will be her first true friends; However, as much as these people are like her, they still have hidden vendettas, a taste for revenge, and will struggle between what is just, and what will settle their psychological upheaval. There is only one way for Romarin to become part of the Supernatural London Underground: Can she be the one who challenges them to put down their ghosts and demons and make their world together?
Review: I really liked this quirky take on paranormal life in London. Everyone has their secrets. As Ms. Demetri takes us on this journey we find that the secrets come out just when you want or need them to. They are well placed within the story itself.
I liked the nice eclectic mix of paranormal all within the walls of a castle located in the heart of London. The details are vivid and I found myself enjoying Romarin’s journey to find her past. Ms. Demetri gave us a story that was not easy to figure out. With the jumble of secrets and characters you think you have it figured and she throws you off course.
There was also plenty of depth to the story line that allowed me to stay focused and not wander too far in my imagination of what just might happen next. Also, the added depth left hints on what is to come without giving too much away.
Within the story this bunch of paranormal misfits searches for their place not only in society but also amongst each other. I enjoyed the mystery with hints of romance thrown in.
I am looking forward to the next story in this series to find out what happens to Romarin, Fred, Talia, Katrina/Kit, Tristan, and all the others. Ms. Demeri left some interesting cliff hangers.