Falling Apart (Otherworlders #2)


Jessica Grant is a liaison for the York Council and is in contact with Otherworlders every day. Considering her boyfriend is a vampire, she is in rather more contact than certain humans might wish.  When he disappears, Jessica's abandonment issues play havoc with her mind and heart, but that turns out to be the least of her problems. Indeed, Sil does appear again - on cameras no less - savagely attacking humans in London. She may be forced to kill him, but first she is determined to find out exactly what happened.  

It’s important to note that this is the second book in the series.  Miraculously (it seems) for the Urban Fantasy genre, it stands very well on its own. While mystery and the workings of the supernatural world play a big (and interesting) part in this book, the focus is on Jessica Grant herself. A reader follows her emotional journey as she loses herself to doubt and despair, and then finds herself again. A true kickass heroine, Jessica, because the most difficult battles are almost always internal. 

The only issue is the very short chapters, which are jarring to the reader and make the overall story feel less than cohesive. It also feels a bit like a bridge novel in terms of the greater story, giving readers a look at where the series is heading, but missing the “Great Things Are Happening” vibe. There is no doubt, however, that there are great things and much excitement to look forward to in future installments of this intriguing UF series!

Mimi Smith