Unclean Spirits - M.L.N. Hanover This was a lot of fun to read. I admit part of its charm, for me, was the locale. I live in Colorado, and the descriptions of Denver were fantastic. I recognized every highway mentioned, the restaurants, every location was real to me, so it allowed me to visualize everything perfectly. I don't know if some of this is diminished for readers who aren't personally familiar with the Denver area.

Another thing that really tickled me was the book's mention of toxoplasma, and the concept of Riders being similar. This was a strange coincidence to me because just a couple of weeks ago, NPR was doing a piece on the subject. Based on what was discussed on NPR, and what was in the book, the author really did his research. That's something I really appreciate.

The main character was likable. She had some angst but managed not to be whiny. I found her to be very real and human. All of the characters, actually, were very compelling. I'd love to pick a favorite but I'm not sure I can. The only thing I wasn't particularly thrilled with was the love interest, but I'm kinda hoping that's going to fizzle out by the next book. He was pretty much the least interesting character.

I highly recommend this, and am eager to get my hands on the next book now.