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A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.

Currently reading

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Heirloom Collection)
Arthur Conan Doyle, Simon Vance
Progress: 13 %
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila

A Case of Possession (A Charm of Magpies #2) by KJ Charles

A Case of Possession - K.J. Charles

It's been only a couple months and I hardly remember the first book and the third is coming out, so of course this is the best time ever to read the second. I remembered just enough to recognise the characters as they were reintroduced and what I didn't remember I was conveniently reminded by handy little recaps. Well done, Charles, well done.


Having said that, the best part of this book wasn't the titular possession nor the early smut absent—rightly so—from the first book, but the feel of character consistency. Deepening feelings and moving from A to B felt natural for the main couple, and their declarations of love actually felt worth the wait, which is rare these days. Even if I didn't learn nearly as much as I wanted about the secondary characters.


Unfortunately, other problems remained. The language wasn't quite as polished as it could have been and was filled with anachronisms that pulled me out of the story. If you know me at all, you know I don't usually notice these things, so when I do it's pretty egregious.

If you liked The Magpie Lord you'll probably like A Case of Posession too, and you'll keep on reading for the characters rather than the plot, which I am going to do.