Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew—and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of “Supe” no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don’t know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.
But just as she begins to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries—and it was no accident. She was chosen…to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once more.
Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood. But that was then. Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself—and this time she’s got fangs. But will she be ready to use them?
Alena is in a very bad way when we meet her, dying from an incurable wasting disease and discovering the man she loves is an epic douche bag. Alena has lost so much, family, home, her business and now even the marriage she believed in. It's an all-round disaster really but Alena still has it in her to think of others and that's when I really started to like her.
It's an odd story in some respects as the disease originates from contact with supernaturals but there is a way to cheat death if you know how and of course have the means to pay. Alena is thrown into a world where being the monster isn't perhaps as awful as she imagined. With her peculiar choice of language (which I think other readers will either love or hate) and revelations concerning her family, Alena starts as she means to go on, surprising both herself and everyone around her! Supernatural creatures are just the start of it all though as pretty soon Greek mythology plays a part, and oh of course that little thing called a war that's about to break out!
So not what I expected but well written, completely original, and an intriguing mixture of humour, mystery and of course baking!
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.