For some reason it took me a while to read this book. I actually read six other books before I finished this one. I'm not sure if it was the mood I was in or if I just wasn't liking how things went down in the book. I did enjoy it but I think I would have preferred Delilah and the others getting captured just as they were trying to escape from the Menagerie instead of getting freedom for a little bit before getting captured again. I think it would have packed more punch if they only got a second of thinking they were free before being captured. I have no idea if that makes any sense at all.
My dumb might be showing but when I first saw this cover I thought that was a moon which it clearly isn't. I'm not exactly sure whose horn that is supposed to be. The Minotaur perhaps even though he doesn't play as big a role in the book as Gallagher does. Delilah and the others are captured by Vandekamp who is one twisted son of a bitch. Not cool dude after all you share the same name as baked goods. His wife is a perfect fit for him since she's as twisted as him. They have quite a set up making money off of people who are considered monsters in this world. They are very high tech so it kind of gives me Dollhouse vibes at least a bit in how deranged this world is. I also think it will appeal to fans of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong.
I'm not really sure how I feel about Delilah. I don't hate her but I don't think I really like her either. She has a lame power and should see about getting a refund or maybe an exchange. I do look forward to reading more about this world. I assume there's going to be a third book. Weirdly I think I needed a copy of this book in the flesh in order to finish it because I found myself stopping quite a bit and I don't really know why. I can't explain it but I did finish it and I must say that I love the floppy ARC I was sent. Those are just awesome. Anyhoo I am glad that this book has no romance in it so if that isn't your cup of tea this book just might appeal to you. I find that very refreshing and think it should happen more because a book doesn't need it or drawn out sex scenes to make a book good when for me anyway it can make me bored with a book. I look forward to reading more books by Rachel.