About The Book of Peril
As the custodian of the oracular bookstore Abernathy’s, Helena has faced any number of challenges in learning her new role. But when the store begins giving out false prophecies, Helena comes up against her greatest challenge yet: how can she fix Abernathy’s when she doesn’t truly know how it works?
Armed only with a few special talents and her desire to protect her magical charge, and with the assistance of her best friend Viv, her reluctant assistant Judy, and the enigmatic and handsome Malcolm Campbell, Helena must navigate the treacherous depths of the magical world, where secret enemies lurk behind illusions capable of fooling even the most powerful of magical entities. Helena is the only one who can see past those illusions, but will her abilities prove strong enough to save the oracle?
Reviews for The Book of Peril
E-book/NA/Urban Fantasy: I think this book is better than the first one. Granted the ending part of the mystery didn't explain everything fully as I wanted, but the book makes me jealous because I want to be Helena. The book is narrated in first person so you get to know Helena and all her faults and triumphs. This book brings back the same crew as the first book so I was familiar with everyone.
I do want to see Helena do more than work at the bookstore. If you think about it, she is [...]
Loved this second book in the series. It is surprising how many friends the main character has built up. There is a lot going on, with the shop and her ex boyfriend, a perfect mix of suspence and questions needing to be answered.
I enjoyed this follow up to the first book. We get to see more of the Oracle and also more of Helena and her friends. I like how the relationship between Helena and Malcolm is developing. We follow Helena on another mystery, this time why the Oracle is acting up. We explore some new places but as always come back to the bookstore. I like the mix of books and magic. I really hope there are more in this series. I would really like to see Helena grow in this role and also see what happens between her and Malcolm.
This world is so unique and engaging, I found it incredibly hard to put this book down. Even as the second book in this story, it kept me guessing every step of the way.
If you’re new to this world, you should really start from book 1 (but could probably muddle through from here). Helena is the newly appointed custodian of a bookstore that doubles as a sort of oracle. Opposing factions of the magical world come by to get their future read or to find answers to their troubles. It’s not free, and requires a certain [...]