Book InfoA Harpy's Murder by Sullyn Shaw
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A harpy and her mates, a murder makes…
Who could have predicted that our uncle’s corpse getting snatched would lead us down the path to our destiny?
As humans, we’ve long been trained to fear and destroy the supernaturals, but Uncle Sy taught us to only harm those who were deserving. So what are we supposed to do when we come face-to-face with a creature unlike any other? One whose past aligns with our own and shows us that humans are the true savages of the world.
Our answers vary, but who will be right in the end? Do we trust fate enough to guide us through or will we destroy the legacy that was bestowed upon us.
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A Harpy's Murder - My Review
I’ll hold my hands up and say that I knew absolutely nothing about harpies before I picked up this book. Do I know much more now I’ve read it? No. But that didn’t stop me from thoroughly enjoying the story.
Yuri, Ransley, and Kerr are on the hunt for the supernatural creature that has stolen their dead uncle’s body. You know it’s not going to be as simple as catch it/kill it, especially when said creature has a gorgeous and alluring human form. She’s also a little bit brilliant, knocking Yuri out and bringing him home with her in order to lure the other two into her domain and form her murder (or family) with them.
I enjoyed reading the story from the alternative viewpoint of a supernatural who was part of a community that hides away from humans. Aiya is a curious creature who reminds me of Ariel in the Little Mermaid. She’s a refreshing and liberated character, a foil for the more traditional men in the story. She holds a subtle influence over them and you can see her sway their opinions on a number of issues over the course of the book.
I suspect that there’s a huge amount of backstory for each of the men and Aiya, but the downside of reading a novella is that you miss out on all of this and I can’t help but feel that its inclusion would make for a richer reading experience.
Either way, I loved the world that Sullyn Shaw has created and can’t wait to see what other stories come out of it.