Skinwalker by Faith Hunter, reviewed by K. Bird Lincoln
4 of 5 stars
Are you jaded by urban fantasies with vampires? Jane Yellowrock might bring you back to the fold. She's a (probably) Cherokee shapeshifter with a puma spirit inside her.
She's a rogue vampire hunter, but that doesn't mean she knows everything about vampires, or magic, or other things that go bump in the night.
She's been hired by an old vampire to hunt down a rogue, but things aren't exactly what they seem....
Jane is totally a kick-ass character in the same way that Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan is, although with slightly more sense of self than Rachel, a less whiny side a la Patti Brigg's Mercy, and tendency to find herself in action sequences reminiscent of Jim Butcher's books.
Very nicely done, with interesting supportive characters. A solid foundation for this world/series.
This Book's Food Designation Rating: Fry Bread taco, for the interesting twist on an utterly familiar genre with all the greasy goodness of good writing and interesting characters.