After an archeology expedition gone wrong, Lis Santiago is assigned a desk job at The Library, an underground archive dedicated to the history and study of supernatural creatures. Run by humans, the joke about The Library is that it's operated by people who know everything about magic... except how to use it. Lis is no exception, and after three years, she's finally accepted her new, albeit lackluster, career. Then a request is made: Supernatural creatures in the area have gone missing, and the Alpha from the local werewolf pack wants a Librarian to aid in the investigation. But he doesn't want just any Librarian, he wants Lis. Accepting means time away from her desk, but it also means having to be paired up with old partner Jonas Highet, who left her waiting for him in Italy five years ago. This isn't the reunion she had in mind, but when the Alpha calls, it's hard to say no. Lis quickly wishes she had. The Alpha already has a suspect, he just needs Lis to convict him... even if there's no proof he's guilty. But the Alpha's sister thinks her brother's scapegoat- a wolf named Mickey Kaiser- is innocent, and she wants Lis to prove it. Caught between a pair of siblings known for their cunning ways, Lis is going to have to find out what's so special about Mickey Kaiser, while simultaneously keeping Jonas from killing the man. And just when Lis starts dreaming about her desk job, the first body is found. It's unlike anything Lis has seen before.
✯✯4 Howling Good Stars!!✯✯
I have always been a huge fan of paranormal books!! This book is no different! This book follows Lis Santiago who works at The Library that is all about the supernatural. The library is run by humans like Lis and the supernaturals are not allowed in. Except for the dangerous ones that are only in the basement that nobody ever goes in. Lis has been a librarian for 3yrs since her last mission ended with her only Lis making it out alive.
Now, Lis is being summoned by The Alpha male wolf. There has been wolves, foxes and vampires gone missing. Now, a wolf has been killed and Alpha Kazarian is calling Lis. Lis has a way of seeing inside people. She knows everything your thinking and feeling. It's why nobody lets Lis touch them. Except for Kit. Kit is a human/fox Kitsune stuck in a half form. She spends her time with Lis in the library hidden. They only have each other.
Lis figures out very quickly that Alpha Kazarian wants her to say it was the outcast the mutt of the pack Mickey. Lis can see instantly it's a set up but doesn't say anything. Lis gets partnered with Jonas Highet. They have a past but we're really not sure. Before they can really get started she gets summoned to the Alpha Female. The Alpha Female Inez is Kazarian's sister & Jonas' mother. Unlike the Alpha, Inez doesn't think Mickey is guilty.
Lis & Jonas start trying to figure out what's going on. They have help from Kit and Shaz another wolf who is a longtime friend of Lis. When Mickey who wants to go by Mick finds Lis things change. It's obvious to Lis that he's not the killer. But, she has a lot of questions still. This is definitely not an easy or safe case. All of them must hurry because the killer is on a mission.
There was so many secrets, lies and back stories that at times I couldn't keep up. Most of the time it was because it was never explained. Or it was explained at the end. Lis was attracted to both Jonas and Mick. That was frustrating at times as well. The constant back & forth between the Alpha siblings didn't bother me as much because that's what siblings do.
Howl was def fast paced and always kept you wondering. I really, really am hoping there will be a book 2. There can seriously be another book with the way this one ended. Lis, Mick & Kit I loved!! I feel like their stories are just beginning. Especially Lis!! Shaz & Jonas as well. I'd love to see where they're headed as well!!
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