A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison. There was one section that sort of ... I don't know, just stood out.
There's a part where a vampire, Ivy, is talking to the main character, Rachel, about Rachel herself.
Ivy, "You're a threat, and you need the same." meaning that Rachel is powerful and looks for threatening situations. Ivy continues, "That's why you joined the I.S., and even there you didn't fit in, because, knowing it or not, you were a possible threat to everyone around you. People sense it on some level. I see it all the time. The dangerous are attracted by the lure of an equal, and the weak are afraid. Then they avoid you, or go out of their way to make your life miserable so you'll leave and they can continue deluding themselves that they're safe."
I wonder how true that actually is. The part about weak people either avoiding or making life miserable?