Also by this author: Dead Trees 2, Dead Trees, Z Children
Fire, fire, burning higher, fairy better fight.
Victoria’s a necromancer, fairy, Blood Queen… hot freaking mess. Her identity is so twisted up in supernatural nonsense, that all she wants to do is go back to embalming bodies and coffin brochures. Being in love should make things easier, but when your beau’s a bear and you’ve got a fairy suitor waiting in the wings, romance is just another complication.
While preparing the victims of a tragic fire for their funerals, Victoria discovers that their deaths were not accidents, as the police have ruled. Soon, she’s hot on the trail of a Firestarter who’s been scorching their way through the surrounding counties. It’s about more than murder and flame, though.
Bodies with their hearts missing. A dark coven. And a gate to hell.
It’s not long before Victoria goes from the hunter, to the hunted. But she’ll do whatever it takes to bring the arsonist to justice—even if that means getting a few burns along the way.
This series just keeps getting better and better with each book and Body of Ash is the newest and shiniest so far. Victoria Cage is such a realistic character, embodying all that is relatable in today’s society as a woman. Between her ability to laugh at herself and find humor in the most inappropriate times to the way she deals with the unfortunate amount of curveballs life seems to throw at her, I adore this character and this entire series.
One of the things I love about this series, aside from Tori, of course, is the way Constant has brought a different “hot topic” into each book. Bringing attention to the issue while not having it override the rest of the story, she brings awareness to uncomfortable topics in a way that people can relate to despite the difficulty of the discussion itself.
The action in this book is both exciting and heartbreaking. I definitely got a little teary-eyed at least twice but I’m not sure if they were angry or sad tears. Maybe both. The relationship between Tori, Kyle, and Liam is frustrating as all hell, but that’s to be expected. I’m not happy with Liam at the moment.
Overall, this is another great book in a vastly underrated series. I guess some people just don’t know what they are missing and I’m happy to recommend it to anyone looking for a great read that doesn’t follow strict trope lines. It’s quite possibly my favorite in the series, but there’s also a possibility I’ve said that after each new book.