- Lowcountry Incantations
- C. J. Geisel
- October 31, 2019
- Sommer Hines
- Series: Lowcountry Psychic, Book 1
This review will contain a minor spoiler for the intro.
It took me a while to get into this book. Either I missed the character perspective change at the start of the book or it wasn’t obvious. Based on the series (Lowcounty Psychic) and the bit and the intro, I spent a good chunk of the story wondering if the protagonist’s sister was a ghost or not. I ended up pausing after 5 chapters, going to sleep, and returning the next day.
When I returned to this story, I was hooked. Sure, there were a few stupid moments along the way. When Quinn is clearly being followed by some creep, she neglects to tell anybody, worried about making a bad impression on her new boss. That good impression isn’t worth shit if you’re dead. She’s seeking a murderer who killed another woman, is being stalked, and then thinks it wise to not say anything!? WHAT!?
I found the ending to be utterly predictable. I can’t remember which story exactly, but I know I’ve seen that ending scene in another book I’ve reviewed. While I was waiting anxiously to see how things turned out, I was never worried that certain people were in danger.
I was hanging onto every word, wanting to know what would happen next. Despite the predictability of the plot and the idiotic choices of the protagonist, I still enjoyed this story quite a lot.
Overall, the narrator and the narration were excellent. Up until I had to listen to her say “acrosst” over and over. I seriously can’t stand when narrators add extra letters to words or make up new words in their narration. I will never stop ranting about how fucking annoying that is.
NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.