This short story (included in the Enthralled anthology) is a part of the Soul Screamers series and is part of the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge, hosted by Fiktshun.
My thoughts: Once again, Rachel Vincent manages to create a good short story, captivating us with her writing. It is a nice interlude to the Soul Screamers books, as I enjoyed to read about Emma and Sabine's road trip. They stop in a small town called Niederwald, a place where the veil between this world and Netherworld is thinner, and a new supernatural species is introduced.
Action-packed, this tale introduces the harpies, which can be an intersting supernatural species to deal with. Emma and Sabine certainly had a bit of trouble with them. It was nice to meet again Emma, as she is so funny, but I was a bit mad at Sabine for putting her in danger for a whim. Worse, she gets what she wanted, so she will be impossible to put up with in If I Die. Though it will be interesting to watch how things are going to turn out. Niederwald is a nice appetizer for If I Die, though it may not be as intersting for readers who haven't read the series.