The Better Part of Darkness

The Better Part of Darkness - Kelly Gay Am so tired of these types of books. Described as gritty - it would have been more appropriate to term this novel as grim. Likewise the h - supposedly edgy, driven, capable etc - but in reality I found her annoying, stubborn, unlikeable, and nowhere near my definition of kick ass - sure she gets her ass kicked a lot - but being able to heal from one is not the same as being able to fight back.
I'm not adverse to gritty/dark novels but give me an underlying derisive humour to lighten the mood - for pity sake, otherwise it's like wading through darkness.