I really enjoyed this UF from Jacqueline Carey. It had an interesting take on ghouls (some might compare it to a psychic vampire - feeding on other peoples' emotions).. I like the setting of Pemkowet and the interesting side characters of a werewolf in hiding policeman, a lamia that happens to be a good friend of the MC, and Hel herself. Not such a fan of the multiple love interest angle, or how often the world "Gah" appeared when the MC appeared to be frustrated/concerned/ or upset. I'll definitely check out the next book in the series though. I very much enjoyed the novel overall.