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Night Shift

by Lilith Saintcrow

Series: Jill Kismet (1)

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Jill Kismet, an exorcist and Hunter trained as a demon slayer, may be in over her head as she takes on a rogue Were with some very powerful hellbreed allies who is killing his way through Santa Luz.
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I dropped this after just a few minutes because the only audiobook option is graphic audio and it's so bad it's unbearable. The voice acting is so abysmal it's actually quite hilarious but that's not what I was looking for.
The narration itself is fine but the "graphic audio" part is just trash.
  omission | Oct 19, 2023 |
So far, I like Jill Kismet's voice. Hopefully, over the course of the series she won't turn into a whiny, needy baby (ahem, Dante Valentine). I'm definitely interested in reading the rest of the series, which is good since I own the whole thing.

I like that Saintcrow writes UF about women who are damaged or struggling out of bad situations without making them victims. ( )
  wonderlande | Jan 1, 2023 |
This book wasn't for me. I've read urban fantasy that I've liked before, but this one was too repetitive and I did not feel that the stakes were properly established in this story. I need more to illicit sympathy than "some cops were killed by a demon." Okay, that's not much of a hook. Also, Jill is a former prostitute, maybe even a child prostitute who is rescued by a man who teaches her to hunt demons, but she also starts sleeping with this man, who she admits is a teacher, father figure, and lover, which is just weird to me. But this man also convinces here to make a deal with a demon to get more power to hunt demons. I just hated the whole setup. We spend too much time inside Jill's head, and she tries to be quippy, but she is not funny, she just comes across as an asshole. She spends a lot of time lamenting her dead teacher/lover and thinks she doesn't deserve love or happiness because she is tainted by a hellbreed. The story didn't really build, and Jill's actions didn't really drive the plot forward. She reacted to a lot of stuff, which heightened the repetitive feel. The ending was abrupt and kind of anticlimactic. I probably won't be reading more of this series. ( )
  quickmind | Aug 26, 2022 |
Fun. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
The plot of the book may not be the most original but I still liked the way the author carried it out.
Jill is like most heroines in urban fantasy's books are portrayed: a girl with a dark past that left scars she doesn't want revealed, a tough fa├žade to match the "bitch" attitude and to hide the insecurities and the low self-esteem. Killer moves are also included. (I'd like to point out that this is not to be read as a critique since I like this type of books, and this type of lead characters, a lot!) However, contrary to some of her colleagues, she doesn't go through a personality transplant when she meets a cute guy and that's a major point to her! I really liked that the relationship between Jill & Saul was developed without the rush most books in the genre usually exploit and, even if romance is a minor focus on the whole book, I think it's one of the thing that contributes to set this book apart from others.
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  Lara-IT | Feb 3, 2021 |
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For Nicholas Deangelo, who never asked why.
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Cities need people like us, those who go after things the cops can't catch and keep the streets from boiling over.
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For Hunter Jill Kismet, taking down Hellbreed and renegade Traders is all in a day's work. Though Jill is frequengly called in to consult with the local police on crimes with a supernatural flavor, the horrific murder of five police officers by what seems to be a rogue Were is only the first in a series of brutal slayings that will test Jill's strength, abilitities, and moral compass. With the help of her Were friends Harper and Dominic, and a new Were fresh of the Rez, Saul Dustcircle, Jill must track the thing stalking her city, survive confrontations with old and insane Hellspawn, and try to keep from losing her already-tainted by Hellbreed soul.
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