This is really good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it. It is not a very deep book with lots of themes that you will ponder for days, however it was the perfect summer read. It has action, an interesting magic system, good world building, some hot guys, a very capable female protagonist and mystery. In other words good solid urban fantasy and I really enjoyed it.
This is one of the books I have been looking forward to the release of. And I was lucky enough that the audiobook came out at the same time as the paper book (yeah) so I could continue to listen the series rather than reading it.
I think this is one of the best urban fantasy series out there! Rachel Morgan the protagonist is such a wonderful character. She is so well-rounded. She got tons of flaws and makes mistakes but that just makes her human. She is not one of the flat “strong female characters” that sadly takes up too much of the genre.
It has been some time since I read a young adult book that I actually liked. I think I found one! While many young adult books make teenage problems seems so trivial and angsty to the adult reader, The Circle managed to transport me into the mind of the young women in the book. Made me feel their emotions, their frustrations, their joy.
I finished rereading The Enchantment Emporium last week after starting The Wild Ways. I had read the first one in 2010 and it had been so long that I had to reread it to remember it. Not something I do very often. The first book was great so I was happy to reread it and the second one lived up the potential of the first one so I am very happy about that.
Title: The Enchantment Emporium
Author: Tanya Huff
Series: Gale Women
Published: 2009 by DAW
Read: 2 times. Once in December 07 to 08, 2010 and the second time January 18 to 20 2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy
This is definitely a hidden gem. I have never heard anyone discuss it and I found it by accident browsing Audible. I had not read anything by Tanya Huff before but I know that she is getting recognition in the community – she won the Auroras Award for Best Novel 2013 for The Silvered and after reading this book I want to read more of her. I read The Enchantment Emporium back in 2010 and last week I picked up the second book in Audible, but after listening to the first hour I realised that I had to re-hear the first book to get anything out of the second on (I was ill as well so that didn’t help my memory).
I have been looking forward to reading the next installment of the Jane Yellowrock series since I finished the last one and it did not disappoint – once again the plot moved along at a high clip and there were still time for great and very real relationships with all the people surrounding Jane.