Grime cop and teen fairy Pepper Powder lives for one thing: protecting the human species from magical zealots who seek to eradicate them with Violent Illness of Unusual Resistance and Strength (humans call them “viruses,” but their mistake is understandable. The very young often get their words wrong.). When a terrorist leader releases a necrophage bomb, it not only decimates Grime headquarters, it turns Pepper into the magical world’s first fairy amputee—but she’s not going to let a little thing like a missing leg stop her. To catch her criminal, and prevent him from unleashing a VIURS in one of the human world’s biggest shopping centers, West Edmonton Mall, she goes undercover as a human. But once Pepper's theories of humanity collide with the reality of bullies, cliques, and environmental destruction, will she still believe humanity's worth saving?
True Grime concerns the duo, Pepper and Harley, as they attempt to prevent the fairies from doing further damage to humans; their task force is called True Grime. Claude is the antagonist. He is portrayed as truly evil-no conscience, no compassion, etc... Pepper and Harley are sent to stop Claude in his murderous tracks. The story takes off from there.
The characters overall were fun to get to know. Pepper's reactions to the human world were amusing as she had never really experienced the human world. She was a different kind of character-inquisitive, intelligent, and idealistic. Harley was amusing as well. Whenever Pepper began to "feel" for him, she would immediately go on the defensive and their little interactions will amuse the reader. The secondary characters were not focused upon overly much, only the antagonist, Clause, was truly a major part of the story.
Overall, this book was fast-paced and interesting. This book is recommended to adult readers.
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