Stiletto (Checquy Files #2)

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Title: Stiletto

Series: Checquy Files

Author: Daniel O’Malley

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Pages: 585

Format: Kindle digital edition


Synopsis:  Spoilers

The Grafters have set in motion events so that they can join the Checquy. A Checquy agent, Felicity is given the job of being the bodyguard to a Grafter, Odette. Both have grown up with horror stories about the other’s organization.

Unfortunately, a small group of young Grafter’s doesn’t WANT join the Checquy and they are willing to go to war, and kill millions of normals, to keep the merger from happening.

Now Felicity and Odette must work together to stop this group while their bosses must work together to make sure the merger happens. Magic and Bio-Technology working together.


My Thoughts:

When I finished this, I realized it had been 4 [!!!!] years since I had read the Rook. Definitely worth the wait though. I was expecting another Myfanwy Thomas story and it took me a while to realize that this book was NOT about her. Took me even longer to realize that Felicity and Odette were the main characters and not just the openers.

The humor was just the same as the Rook. The action however had much more to do with genetic thingies than ghosties and goblins, even though there was an incident that involved a dead Checquy agent gone bad. The twisty-turny plot raced ahead at Formula 1 speeds. It felt like a Thriller, whereas the Rook definitely had that Mystery vibe going on.

O’Malley can write! I laughed, I got frustrated and I was triumphant. I can’t ask for much more than that. Of course, I hope it isn’t another 4 years before we get the next Checquy book. I also added this to my Best Book of the Year List.

Oh, does anyone know what Checquy means? I’m too lazy to look it up 😀

2 thoughts on “Stiletto (Checquy Files #2)

  1. I think “checquy” just refers to “chequered” things, like the squares on chessboard. 😛

    I didn’t realize you adored this duology so much hahah I remember reading the first book. Good to know I can look forward to a great second book whenever I decide to finally dive back into that one.

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    1. I just looked it up and you get all the cookies!

      This was the kind of series that I wish had gone on for more books but at the same time am happy that the author stopped while I loved both the books. I’m sure the quality would have gone down if he’d continued. So kind of a catch-22.

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