Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Book Review - Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

My Thoughts

Cassidy owns an antique store and has a special power that allows her to know the history of an item when she touches it. Cass, Teag, and Sorren work together for the Alliance to get supernatural and dangerous items before they can harm others.

I loved that this story takes place in Charleston. It is so rich with character and history and the author uses so much of it within the story. I wanted to go to all the museums, browse in the shops, take the tours, and sleep at the bed and breakfasts. I wanted to be in that space with the people in her book.

 I want more Sorren. I want to know more about him. How did he come to be? Maybe a book in the future would tell more about that.

This is one of those books you just can't put down until you're finished reading. 

I give Deadly Curiosities 4 hearts!

About the Book

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.

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About the Author

Gail Z. Martin is the author of Ice Forged in the The Ascendant Kingdoms Saga and the upcoming Reign of Ash (Orbit Books, April 2014), plus The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven & Dark Lady’s Chosen ) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn and The Dread) from Orbit Books. She is also the author of two series of ebook short stories: The Jonmarc Vahanian Adventures and the Deadly Curiosities Adventures. Gail is a contributor to a variety of US and UK anthologies, including the award-nominated “Magic” anthology from Solaris Books which features "Buttons", a Deadly Curiosities story.

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