Read Death’s Dancer

Read Death’s Dancer (Grace Bloods, #1) by Jasmine Silvera

Isela Vogel has the power to attract the favor of the gods for anyone who can pay her fee but struggles to hide the degenerative hip condition that will end her career. Then she’s offered a job that will set her and her family up for life. Though her prospective patron is a formidable necromancer with a heated and infuriating gaze, she can hardly refuse the payday.

Interesting setting and world building suite of powers and monsters. Prague, with its incredible architecture and aesthetics, seems like a natural place for a horror-inspired fantasy world, but I don’t think I’ve seen others do it. I enjoyed this, though I wasn’t 100% sold on the romance, especially the turning point where she commits – I am not sure she would have been up for things with her injuries. The hero is pretty gnarly (though some of that is “tempered” that he reserves the worst for the worst). I liked the ending. I read Binding Shadows before this and preferred it, but will probably read the next book in this series after a little break.

By Tracy Durnell

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