Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews Review

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.


my review

Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To be honest I had to sleep on this one to review it. I wasn’t sure, if I liked it or if it was just plain weird for me. The whole aliens concept is fresh and interesting but since I rarely read about them I also felt a bit unsure as to where the story was going. In the end, I kinda like it. It’s definitely not what you see in every book. As for the plot, awesome! I’m already reading the second book in this series. I somehow couldn’t stop myself from not reading it. I wanted to know what happens next, since the ending of this first book wasn’t what I’d expected. Like, at all.


The characters are so interesting and so different from each other. That makes it a joy to read about them. And their personalities sure do clash. From a tyrant queen, to a OTT alpha werewolf and lets not forget the charming but deadly vampire. I mean, poor Dina. She has a lot on her plate, that’s for sure. And with all the trouble that these characters bring to her, wow. She needs a tough skin. And some luck to survive it all. This author has an amazing imagination to pull this story off.

Would I recommend you to read this story? Absolutely! Like I said, I’m already reading the second book and loving it.

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