Shame on me.
I received Invasive Species for free as part of LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer program, started reading it, then NEVER POSTED THE FREAKING REVIEW. Please tell me that other people do crap like this.
Anyway, without further ado, my thoughts on Invasive Species.
I didn’t finish it.
It wasn’t bad, but I didn’t read the description closely enough and had no idea it was the fourth book of a series. The story stood well enough on its own that I probably could have powered through and finished it, but I wasn’t feeling anything for any of the characters, since I didn’t really know them, and Bow wasn’t spending her time explaining them for me. This is no fault of hers, since she’s spent — you know — three books doing so, but it was still enough to make me not want to read. It was like jumping into the middle of a well-established conversation with total strangers.
If Invasive Species sounds interesting to you, first go back and read the first book of the series, The Case of the Defunct Adjunct.
This review has been cross-posted to my LibraryThing account.