Read March 18-23, 2013. Four Stars.
I want to say that I really loved this kooky little book, but I only gave it four stars, so I can’t really say that.
Well, how about this? I loved the characters in this kooky little book. I couldn’t wait to spend time with them, and I was sad when our time together came to a close. They were quirky, and eccentric, and a little nonsensical at times, and they felt authentic, and fully-realized, and I wish that they were real. I want to work at this bookstore. I want to live in this world.
I’d call this light urban fantasy. It’s a mystery set in a bookstore, where not everything is as it seems. Throw in some secret societies and what one Amazon reviewer called a “nerdy heist.”
People who know me will know how nervous heists make me, nerdy or not. 🙂
But, in the end, it’s really more about character than plot, a point that kept it from getting five stars. Stuff happens to these people, but the stuff doesn’t always make complete sense, and the ending felt like a bit of a cheat. Not necessarily in a bad way, but still.
Highly recommend, though, because you really, really, really want to spend some time with these folks.