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Since the 1970s humans have forced supernaturals to live in caged cities. Silver brands embedded in their foreheads identify them by species: a full moon for Vampires, a crescent moon for Shifters, a pair of wings for Fairies, and the list goes on, for each supernatural species has been tagged and categorized by humans.
Lanore Vesta is marked with a silver X, the brand of Mixbreeds, second-class citizens shunned by society. She stays to herself, revealing her ability to create fire only during emergencies. All she wants to do is graduate college and stop having to steal to survive.
With the help of her Were-cheetah ex-boyfriend MeShack and a new mysterious friend named Zulu, she will go through tremendous trials and tribulations in order to free her people from the outrageous caste system that is, the Habitat.
I’ve been a fan of Kenya Wright for awhile now, but this series is my favorite by far. It’s hard to find quality Urban Fantasy and this is definitely one of the best. Filled to capacity with vampires, shapeshifters, pyro-starters, demons, Fae, witches, warlocks, etc. And set in a fictional world where these supernatural creatures are segregated in Habitats. It’s a very interesting story with a lot of diversity – Lanore being black and MeShack being Latino – and is just an amazing series.