Monday, June 9, 2014

Deadly Curiosities by Gail Z. Martin

Deadly Curiosities

I received this ARC in return for an honest review. Thank you to Miss Martin and Solaris for this opportunity.

About the book (courtesy Solaris):

Welcome to Trifles & Folly, and antique and curio shop with a dark secret. Proprietor Cassidy Kincaide continues a family tradition begun in 1670 - acquiring and neutralizing dangerous supernatural items. It's the perfect job for Cassidy, whose psychic gift lets her touch an object and know its history.


Together with her business partner Sorren, a 500-year-old vampire and former jewel thief, Cassidy makes it her business to get infernal objects off the market. When mundane antiques suddenly become magically malicious, it's time for Cassidy and Soren to get rid of these Deadly Curiosities before the bodies start piling up.

My take on this book:
OMG!! This was one of the best books ever! I was hooked almost from the start. 
Cassidy and Teague both have special paranormal gifts. But unlike a lot of books, their gifts are kept on the down-low. There are a few people who know about them, but for the most part, they prefer to use their gifts for "the greater good" (if you will) without being in the limelight.
And don't forget about Sorren. He is a good vampire who has worked with certain members of Cassidy's family and the Alliance for centuries to find objects with bad mojo and secret them away in safe places where they will be kept out of circulation and keep the general population safe.
And of course you can't leave out the bad guys. There is a group, the Family, that is always trying to get their hands on the powerful, dark objects for their own gain. Only, the Family is always changing members because the members are always double-crossing one and other.
This story is full of action. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I can see this story as a major motion picture full of action and adventure. The special effects would be awesome and the fight scenes between Cassidy, Teague, Sorren and friend against the Moran, the demon, and all their accomplices would be AMAZING!!

Miss Martin does a super fantastic job of describing everything that is happening without drowning the reader in descriptions. She makes the reader feel as if they are right next to the characters as everything unfolds,
I can't wait til the next book. Oh, and somebody needs to tell M. Night Shyalaman, or J.J. Abrams that their next big hit is right here!
Happy Reading!!