Published:28 Jun 2020
Publisher:Valkyrie Rising Press
My Rating: 2 stars
Something wicked is coming to South Toms River, New Jersey.
Selling haunted trinkets and witches’ wands is just another normal day for the delightfully neurotic werewolf Natalya Stravinsky. From one day to another, as the new South Toms River Pack alpha female, she tries to keep finicky supernatural customers placated while managing her underhanded goblin boss and eccentric supernatural co-workers. Her life is complicated further when competition rolls in: a peculiar troll-owned mart with subpar haunted knick-knacks and deadly antiques appears.
A powerful fairy path veers off course, heading towards South Toms River, attracting the attention of a deadly, shadowed force. Mysterious steamer trunks from the 1920s pop up all over town, unleashing horrific beasts. Natalya must find the inner strength to bring her pack together to uncover the culprit before her enemies threaten everyone she holds dear.
This is the first book in the Flea Market Magic Series! You don’t have to read the Coveted Series to jump into the fun!
This book is a spin off of another series that I have not read. I was completely lost. There is no introduction to the main character no background. There are events mentioned that must have happened in previous books. Not knowing anything about the characters and universe completely turned me off reading this book. If the author wishes to draw in new readers there needs to be a better introduction to this series. The blurb states the previous series does not need to be read but it truly does if you stand a hope if enjoying this book.
While I did not enjoy this book its writing style pace and interesting plot line will definitely appeal to someone who has read the original series. I would have loved to have a deeper knowledge of the characters to actually enjoy this book.
I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.