Out of the Shadows
As an American, I enjoy reading stories from non-American authors. I really like the subtle and small differences in the usage of English slang like Take Away instead of Take Out. Ashlee’s style is both eloquent and a smooth read.
Normally I don’t like a book that starts with one character that is “in the know” then switches to an “innocent” character who is discovering the world. I feel more comfortable as a reader when we start with the innocent and stay there. That’s just me. Ashlee is an excellent writer, so even though that very thing happens here, I didn’t mind it and kept rolling with the story.
If I have any quibble with the story, it’s how the supernatural world fits into the normal world. It kind of felt to me like a supernatural world where everything was “out of the closet” but they’re not. Frankly, it’s a minor quibble. If you’re a fan of the genre, you’ll glide right past it for an enjoyable read.