I received a free copy of this book for review from the author.
There's a couple typos but this is a fun story that reads quickly. The main character, June Heal, has recently moved to Whispering Falls where she runs a potions shop called The Charming Cure. There's a lot of magical characters in the town (and set-up for future stories). It will be interesting to see where this series goes.
An onmyouji mystic is hired to protect a bride on her wedding day and when a kitsune, a fox-woman, begins playing pranks, the mystic must figure out: who is the kitsune?
A well-written who-done-it style story refreshed by the utilization of Japanese folklore. The story quickly pulled me in and left me wanting more. I love that I didn't solve the mystery until reaching the very end of the story!
My only complaint - I wish a glossary was included to make it easier to look up the Japanese terms that were unfamiliar to me.
I will definitely watch for future stories by this author!
A typical zombie plot with graphic violence and some gore - this kept me coming back every time. I wanted to know who would die next. There are a few editorial/organization issues but the action-packed story utilizes Noir-style prose to move scenes along quickly. Mr. Esmont isn't afraid to kill his characters, which allows the plot to be unpredictable. The only expectation I kept was that anyone and everyone would probably die.
I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for a review.
Immediately, we learn that this book is parts of two other books that have been cut and squished together. The premise of the book -to discuss the evolution of human intelligence- is convoluted within an account of a Disney-like theme ride. I found this to be a frustrating read.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review