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- Print Length: 189 pages
- Publication Date: May 31, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071W9XP5Z
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Bad Reception (Sanctuary Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story is all told as Kana is riding on a train with a baby. She confides in a stranger, Theo, by telling him the story of how she got to this point in her life in exchange for a mug of soup for the baby from Theo.
Kana goes back to the day she was celebrating her nineteenth birthday and it wasn't going the way she wanted. Still living at home with her nagging mother, she fell down the stairs and broke a leg. Her mother and sister grudgingly take her to the hospital and it's there that Kana's day takes an unexpected twist.
There are all sorts of paranormal/supernatural creatures introduced into Kana's life at this point. The story is fast-paced but always interesting. Each creature has their own characteristics and we learn about them along with Kana.
I'll be honest; I'm not sure what I was expecting in this book, but it turned out to be so much more. The story is fresh and the characters are a lot of fun. I can't wait for the next book and see what happens next.
Any novel lives and dies with its characters in my view, and these people are well drawn and practically jump off the page; despite the large cast, there are no placeholder characters here; each one is three-dimensional and solid. I liked, too, the way in which the theme of racism was subtly developed. A good read for the young at heart.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of an honest review.