Having read and loved the first book in the Ultimate Power series, Tegan’s Blood, I was expecting great things from the sequel, and I’m delighted to say Tegan’s Return didn’t disappoint.
After the drama of the first book, Tegan is attempting to live a quiet life in Manchester under her middle name Alexandra. A mundane existence is not to be however with the arrival of the flirtatious vampire slayer Finn. He invites Tegan to return to Tribane and help him find the kidnapped daughter of his governor. This mission means Tegan will have to return to the vampire club Crimson to find Ethan Cristescu, the powerful vampire she fell for two years ago. Ethan is working on the opposite side of Tegan and she’s going to have to betray him in order to complete her mission. On top of this, her father has gone missing and Tegan is trying to track him down, fearful he has been taken for some magical and likely unpleasant reason.
Tegan’s Return is so well written it’s a breeze to finish in one sitting. The last page came much too quickly for me. Cosway is a gifted writer; she reminds me of Marian Keyes in her effortless ability to create vibrant characters that jump from the page yet still are normal enough to relate to, and like Keyes, her writing style is witty and fast-paced.
One of my favourite characters is the goth witch Rita. The curses and insults that fly out of her mouth had me in stitches. Tegan’s sarcasm and dry wit equally had me snorting with laughter, and once again I was pulled in by the sexy charisma of the Romanian vampire Ethan. I was pleased that we got to spend more time with vampire hunter Finn this time around. His constant flirting with Tegan would border on harassment if he was any other man, but we know he’s a good and honourable guy. His huge dog Wolf takes an instant shine to Tegan and acts like a bodyguard while she lives under Finn’s roof.
Magic and mayhem, witches, vampires and dhampirs (human/vampire hybrids) rebound through the pages and I enjoyed every second of Tegan’s journey. Now I’m impatiently waiting for the third book, which as far as I know won’t be out until next year! How am I going to last that long?? *****
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