Who’s Afraid Too? (Tommi Grayson #2)
Tommy Grayson is back in Who’s Afraid Too? This is the second novel in Tommy Grayson series, following on from the events that occurred in Who’s Afraid.
After the catastrophic events that happened at the end of Who’s Afraid, Tommi has decided to take some time out and get some space. She’s still trying to process the fact that she’s a werewolf and where she comes from, and she’s trying to learn about her Maori ancestry and how she can connect to it.
“Joss wasn’t talking to me. I couldn’t blame him. I wouldn’t talk to me either if I learned that I had not only lied to him about the deaths of our best friends, but that I was also responsible for it.”
Lorcan, her Custodian, catches up with her, and together they uncover unspeakable evil. A group of werewolves have appeared in Berlin, kidnapping babies from hospitals and homes. Tommi, along with her allies and friends, works to take down this group of werewolves and punish them for the murders.
Tommi is a fantastic protagonist. She’s twenty-three, with bright blue hair, a mysterious past and barely controlled rage issues. She’s feisty, sassy and accepts no excuses. Tommi really wanted to find out about her father’s side of the family, but now, after the awful family reunion, she finds a new pack to settle in with.
I was worried that Who’s Afraid Too? might fall prey to the classic ‘second book syndrome’ where not much happens and the plot is really just lulling about, getting us ready for the suspenseful events in book three. However, Who’s Afraid Too was thrilling, fun, adventurous and it got my complete attention. I devoured this book very quickly, and all of the new characters and twists introduced into the book were well written, dimensional and interesting and I really enjoyed reading the book. I am desperate for the next book in the series to find out what happens.
“Her high-flying kicks were designed to keep me at a distance and after slipping under one, I came up directly in front and palmed her in the face. She grunted but held her stance.”
Who’s Afraid Too jumps around between Scotland, New Zealand and Berlin, making it a fast-paced, action-packed novel with fantastic characters, great setting, and a plot that makes you want to turn each page. The entire series is urban fantasy and paranormal fiction, making it quite unique and different from other fantasy fiction being published at the moment.
This book is kick-arse, full of wit and sarcasm and lots of rule-breaking. It’s definitely for mature readers though, with some sex scenes and a fair few explicit sexual references that aren’t really appropriate for young audiences.
I recommend this series to young adult readers, fantasy fans, and readers looking for something that is that little bit different. I’d probably put a minimum age of 16 on it though, given the sex scenes and adult themes.