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Escaping into My Books

I never know to say in these things. I guess that says something about me. I read a lot, write stories, and like books. I like a good debate. Nothing else is to say. :-)

Currently reading

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Mackenzi Lee
Ghostland - Jory Strong

I picked this book up from the romance section expecting it to be one of the prevalent paranormal romances that are out there these days...and it was, but I also got a whole lot more sexing that I bargained for. I would call this book, Paranormal Erotica because the two main characters got it on often, and the writer provided lots of details. Not that I was complaining.

But despite that portion of the book....everything else was great. This book was set in a world where fantastical creatures: demons, angels, werewolves ,vampires...all exist and share what remains of the earth with humans. Humans of course live in fear and poverty unless they are the lucky few that have money and privilege. The main characters Aisling is a shamaness who is pulled from her home and asked to perform a task for the Church and the Mayor of Oakland: going into the "ghostlands" to find a missing girl. During that Task she summons a Djinn and the romance begins...along with a lot of action and gruesome deaths. I liked the female characters. She was strong without being annoying, but also had had a good amount of vulnerability. throughout the book she struggles with her power and legacy and the mystery of who she is...some she discovers in this book...but the ending of the book promised more exploration of the world created...and I look forward to it. This was a great example of world building.