4 of 5 stars
Icarus (The Kindred) is a vampire book with a unique spin. The story follows Jess Slate, a covenant level assassin who is kidnapped by those who claim everything she knows about her life and her vampire boyfriend Trinity is a lie. She doesn't take kindly to that kind of information and worse still, they have ripped out her dosing disc for the life-saving drug Icarus. Icarus allows her to walk in the sunshine and keeps her from bursting into flames.
The book is told in first person and Jess is quite a character. I love her snarky and witty personality while she is getting walloped and when she's giving her own ass-kicking to those who cross her. That was a treat to read and the author gets it right. The world the author paints is fully developed and I thoroughly enjoyed reading and getting to know all of the secondary characters. The book is non-stop action. Just when you think, there is a lull in the story, the author ramps it up two-fold. I will definitely be checking out more books by J.S. Chancellor. Recommended.