Another lazy weekend review. I had but a few stolen minutes to read tonight, so instead of only making a couple chapters of headway on a long book, I figured I'd squeeze in a freebie short. It's been a while since I've read book 1 of this series, so I thought using the prequel as a refresher course might be a good idea. Eh, not really. I thought this was an okay read, but I don't think it was absolutely necessary either.I'd say skip this and go right to book 1, then come back and read the prequel later if you want to know Kaylee's early experiences as a bean-side (pronounced banshee). What is a bean-side? This character is basically a harbinger of death. When you hear one scream, you know someone's about to bite it. Kinda interesting, right? You don't see many stories like that, which is why I'm going to finally quit screwing around and read book 2 soon. Although, I did think that this description of one of her first screams was pretty cool :The shriek ripped from my gut and ripped my mouth open on its way out. It felt like someone was pulling barbed wire from my throat, then shoving it through my ears, straight into my head.