I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I needed a break from golden age mystery, and with bad back pain, I needed something that didn't require a high degree of concentration, and where there was a high probability of violence so I could vent vicariously. Urban Fantasy to the rescue!
I generally love Chloe Neill's writing for its wit and snark almost more than for her ability to tell a good story. Luckily she does tell a good story, because this series has less wit and snark than her Chicagoland series did. It's not barren of humor at all, but it lacks the verbal dances Merit and Ethan and Mallory entertained me with.
Still, it's a good story line and Clair is a strong protagonist who does not engage in love triangles or damsel in distress crap. I was able to get lost in a post apocalyptic New Orleans where magic is a thing and the author explores the 'us' vs. 'them' mentality that is so very, very prevalent today.
Good escapist reading with characters you can like and cheer for. I could do without the book ending with a soft cliffhanger, but I girl can't have everything and I'll take soft cliffhangers over love triangles any day!