Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Mirror Among Shattered Glass by Romarin Demetri (The Supernatural London Underground - #1)

A Mirror Among Shattered Glass
by Romarin Demetri

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The Supernatural London Underground - Book 1
Publisher: Block 13 Publishing
Publication Date: June 2, 2016
Genre: Paranormal | Urban Fantasy
Print Length: 221 pages
Available from: Amazon

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?  

A Mirror Among Shattered Glass by Romarin Demetri
(The Supernatural London Underground - #1)
A Mirror Among Shattered Glass (The Supernatural London Underground, #1)The mystery around a nineteen-year-old California girl begins from page one as a dying man sees the Angel of Death on the London streets as he breathes his last. Romarin has come to London to discover her heritage, adopted by her parents, she needs to follow the trail she has discovered and it takes her across the pond with dread. Imagine finding out you are the descendant of the infamous Countess Bathory, a serial killer with a penchant for blood, the same curse that has come down the generations to Romarin.

Thanks to an avid paranormal investigator, Romarin finds a distant relative, Talia, a mysterious and reclusive woman who surrounds herself with an unusual troupe of housemates, each with their own story to tell, or not, as the case may be. Intrigued, intimidated and curious, Romarin is invited to stay at Talia’s castle and soon discovers she is not alone when it comes to fitting in with the rest of the world. Is it possible that there are other creatures that walk the earth among humans? Is Romarin one of them?

When push comes to shove, this eclectic group has her back and will go to any lengths to protect one who has become their own. Demons, spirits, curses and prophecies of great portent loom large over the household and Romarin is discovering that there are hidden agendas, hidden societies and hidden truths yet to uncover.

Very dark, with a heavy undertone of ominous, Romarin Demetri’s A Mirror Among Shattered Glass is both intriguing and fascinating as each twist becomes another dark alley to journey down. Unique characters, some very likable, some, not so much can be found coming out of the shadows. For the first book of a series, this leaves an edgy foundation and questions raised in anticipation of book 2. Strong writing from Romarin Demetri.

I received an ARC edition from the author in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review, Diane! Tome Tender is an amazing book blog, and I'm happy to be a part of it!