Lilith Saintcrow is one of my favorite authors. I knew of her from her Dante Valentine series, but was late to the game due to being seriously behind on my TBR, so I never opened the door to that world. When Night Shift (Jill Kismet series, Book #1) debuted, I thumbed through the blue and white paperback about a nightside Hunter and was hooked before purchase with the anonymous quote that set the tone for the series, “The most terrible thing to face is one’s own soul.”
So I let the hunt begin.
A dark urban fantasy/horror mix, Angel Town is the sixth and final book of the series. It’s been an unyielding and emotional ride that I’m sad to see come to an end. When I began this journey with Jill, anti-heroine extraordinaire, I was unaware that it shared similarities with the Dante Valentine series, and from what I’ve gathered from goodreads, if you like one series, you’ll like the other. (I’ve purchased the Valentine omnibus for future reading.) I do believe that if you’re a fan of the television show Supernatural, you would probably enjoy Jill Kismet as well.
Lilith’s prose is lyrical, vivid, fierce, and holds nothing back. She also writes Young Adult urban fantasy under the name of Lili St. Crow. Her Strange Angels series is also wrapping up this month, so if gritty, strong heroines are your bag and if Lilith is a new-to-you author, you can read her popular (and complete) series without the painful wait that falls between publishing dates.
Praise for the Jill Kismet series:
“Packed with nonstop action, it’s a compelling tale…Jill is a tough cookie with a surprisingly mushy center, and Saintcrow captures these seeming contradictions in her character with aplomb and believability.” — Romantic Times