A Vigil in the Mourning
by Hailey Turner
Urban Fantasy LGBTQ
April 06, 2020
Hailey Turner’s UF series continues to get better and better with every book.
As the fourth installment, A Vigil in the Mourning continues Patrick’s fight with the Dominion Sect, and what it means for his family. It also puts Jono on a more aggressive path to taking down Estelle and Yousef to become the Gods Pack of New York City.
It also happened to be the first installment that splits our two heroes up, forcing them into independent decisions and potential disagreements.
I’ve always said I’m not a fan of separations, but lately I’m wondering if I’ve been wrong. If A Vigil in the Mourning proves anything it’s how I actually loved reading Patrick and Jono trying to navigate their worlds without each other. They’ve become so blended, both in abilities and romantically, they flounder when not together. Patrick is still capable, but he’s learned to let himself lean on Jono, and Jono has always protected Patrick, but he had to reevaluate what protecting Pat should actually look like.
Keeping secrets is not a form of protection.
Pulling Jono and Pat apart allowed for their love to adapt, and it turns out I really love opportunities for growth.
You know what else I loved about A Vigil in the Mourning? I loved how it doesn’t feel like the story is nearing the end. Pat and Jono still have mountains to climb, and it reads like they’re still only in the ascent. That means there are a couple books left in the Soulbound series, it least. That makes me very very happy indeed.
“Where are you?” Patrick said when Wade picked up.
“Uh, why? Are you in trouble?” Wade asked.
“Not yet, but I’m being followed.”
“Werecreatures? I saw a couple this morning before I lost them.”
Patrick scowled and drummed his fingers against the steering wheel. “And you didn’t think you should go back to the hotel once you identified them?”
Wade snorted. “The hotel doesn’t have good snacks. I’m at Target getting better ones.”
“Of course you are.”
“It’s not like I can’t tell what they are, and I’m good at ditching people in a crowd. I’m not being followed right now. Trust me, I’d know if I was.”
“Get back to the hotel, Wade.”
“After I get snacks. And maybe another hot dog.”
“Food first, fight later, bye.”
Wade ended the call, and Patrick swore. “Fucking teenagers.”
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story.
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