Saturday, January 28, 2017

To Catch a Stolen Soul by R.L. Naquin (Djinn Haven, #1)

To Catch a Stolen Soul
by R.L. Naquin

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Djinn Haven - Book 1
Publisher: Carina Press (January 1, 2017)
Publication Date: January 9, 2017
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 173 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Fans of the Monster Haven series by R.L. Naquin will love this beguiling spin-off, featuring a trapped djinn caught in a hot mess of lost souls, fast food and otherwordly murder.

Kam is a soul chaser for the Hidden Government, a much harder job now that the Hidden look like everyone else. Broke, out of magic and sick of playing waitress in a pirate-themed dive bar, Kam jumps at a chance for an out-of-town mission.

A reaper—and his loaded soul stone—have gone missing. The stone contains souls that might get permanently stuck if Kam doesn't find it, like, yesterday. She tracks the reaper down to a food truck outside Kansas City, only to find a dead reaper and no soul stone in sight. Which means that someone who should be dead killed the reaper and is running around with a powerful magic item. Not good.

And apparently the killer is targeting food-truck owners that also happen to be Hidden. So the only thing to do is open her own truck and go undercover—goodbye Kam the Djinn, hello Mobile Food Entrepreneur—and hope that she and her new runaway friend won't be the next targets…

To Catch a Stolen Soul by R.L. Naquin (Djinn Haven, #1)

To Catch a Stolen Soul (Djinn Haven, #1)Kam is a djinn who chases wayward or lost souls for the Hidden Government. Kind of like a bounty hunter capturing souls who have escaped their deceased humans in the belief that they really aren’t dead or are not ready to cross over. Like many jobs today, hers is getting more difficult, more is expected of her and well, her pay grade hasn’t changed. Now broke, with her magic weakened, she has been put on the case of the missing reaper and his loaded soul stone. Who knew she would end up around Kansas City, with a smelly food service truck, a runaway teen, no money and a body count that is rising?

Realizing it is food service members of the Hidden that are being killed, once again, Kam hits on a brilliant idea, why not make money with her new wheels, cooking up some delectable dishes and doing a little detective work on the side? Only one teensy tiny problem, Kam is a magic user, NOT a gourmet chef. Can you say, “Toast, anyone?”

Can Kam solve the crimes, find the perpetrator and capture the lost souls? Can she accomplish at least two out of three? Get ready to help the quirkiest djinn in town as she plays Sherlock Holmes with the dead. R.L. Naquin’s TO CATCH A STOLEN SOUL is a light read guaranteed to make you chuckle through most of these clever pages. But do NOT think it is all fun and games, people are dying, souls are being stolen and Kam is on the case!

I received this copy from Carina Press in exchange for my honest review.

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