jeudi 23 octobre 2014

Deadly Curiosities ( Deadly Curiosities 1) by Gail Z. Martin

 Hello to all!!

                    I hope this week is a good one for you so far at least better than mine^^ ( never contradict your body or it will make you pay double^^).
Now, i told you i wanted to try to read about as many creatures i could this month  but i also try when possible to match it with the event GGMMMU event hosted by Brenda ( see my post here) to give you some idea on the book and perhaps tempt you to participate in her giveaways as well if you have a few minutes^^

So today i decided to give you my opinion on Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z Martin.... it includes vampires, special abilities and witch, wizard so  little of everything.

Happy Reading

Publisher: Solaris
Publication: 2014
ISBN:  1781082332
Genre: urban fantasy, supernatural, ghosts, magic, lgtb ( light)
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: won (thanks Lettie!)

Short description from goodreads :

Cassidy Kincaide owns Trifles & Folly, an antique/curio store and high-end pawn shop in Charleston, South Carolina that is more than what it seems. Dangerous magical and supernatural items sometimes find their way into mortal hands or onto the market, and Cassidy is part of a shadowy Alliance of mortals and mages whose job it is to take those deadly curiosities out of circulation.

Welcome to Trifles & Folly, an antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670—acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It’s the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history. Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500 year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it’s time for Cassidy and Sorren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.

My opinion:
          Captivating! When I saw the blurb of this book I knew I had to read it and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. I was completely immersed in the story as the action start immediately and what a great adventure it is. The characters knows each others and they have worked together already so you are not getting a lot  of information and background to set the story, now you do get the background info you could hope for but sporadically along the novel so it quite fast spaced and you can’t stop turning the pages.

Really telling you all the good points of this book would be too long but among the most important one…one character is Belgian!! ( yes us!) Sorren the master vampire comes from my Country^^ and he is quite good, even better for animals lovers there is Baxter a funny little dog quite protective but  so cute and a ghostly one Bo even more protective. Cassidy is funny and I really don’t envy her gift, then Teag is also a fabulous character I really appreciate him, he is loyal, a good fighter, a great friend. On a side note he is gay and in a relationship but I appreciated that the author didn’t focus on that making the story accessible to a large audience., His boyfriend Anthony could become an interesting character as well but so far he isn’t into the secret and as a lawyer he is cautious so he didn’t grow on me except for his protective instinct toward Teag and Cassidy.

The plot itself was really well built and I loved to learn more step by step. There were several moments with humour and those happened right at the moment I needed to breathe a little because this is quite suspenseful and I won’t feel that reassured in a museum in the future I think ;)  The city description was interesting, I never visited Charleston but from what I’ve learned about the city it’s really the perfect setting for such a book.

If you love magic ( Viking one, voodoo, etc ), mysteries and supernatural this is a book you have to try, I really loved the idea of different groups trying to either own or destroy powerful artefact and the shop cover^^ . Yes the story is a little dark but there are good ghosts not only bad one and the ending isn’t a cliffhanger so really urban fantasy lover it’s a book you should enjoy.
On a side note:  if the characters know each other it’s because the author created this universe several years ago so she really masters it. There are several novellas happening before this novel, if you want to learn more about Sorren for example, but you can really dive into Deadly Curiosities without any prior knowledge.

Score:  5/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


2 commentaires:

  1. je n'entends que du bien de ce roman, il faut vraiment que je tente !

    1. j'ai été plus qu'agréablement surprise et j'aimerai enormement que les nouvelles et histoires courtes soient publiées dans un recueil ou au moins disponible en pdf car c'est univers dont je souhaite découvrir plus