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The Sugar Skull Ghost Thief Paperback – May 11, 2017
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From the Back Cover
Perk is just your normal, everyday average guy. He could do with a little adventure in his life. Yet, all he wants is some down time and a vacation. However, fate and the universe have other plans for him.
On a whim, Perk heads to the mystical town of Old Mesilla, NM to pick up a VW Microbus for his roommate. Little did he know that he was entering into a paranormal vortex of outlandish Mexican folklore and scandalous black market deals. All of which seem to link to a phantasmic nuisance which resembles a beloved relic.
Along the way, he meets the beautiful and dynamic Maya, a young Latina woman with a spicy personality. Everything Perk knows about girls is thrown out of the window with this intoxicating new personality in his life.
Perk may seem average but, beneath the ho-hum façade, the wheels are turning in his head. Will he be able to save Maya and her family's business from the hauntings that threaten to obliterate it?
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I will agree with the other reviews that the story itself was competent enough to pull me through the story (at least until the reveal). Also the setting was well crafted and it felt real to me. However that is all I can praise it for. The major events of the boom play out the way you'd expect with few surprises and many happen by accident. I have to add that last 50 pages where so boring and took me forever to get through.
For me a story is nothing with out engaging charaters, but I found none in this story. The main character Perk is one of the blandest characters that I ever had the misfortune to follow. He was you generic anime protagonist (if that means anything to you), complete with women all around him just falling for him in extremely unbelievable ways. Perk is to perfect of a character (a Gerry Stew if you please)lucks into everything with no effort or skill of his own. I fined this kind of self insert character a slog to follow, they have nothing of value to say and less personallity than a piece soggy toast. The main love interest, Maya, gets it worse, she is nothing but a plot device for Perk to get invested in the events of the story. She just comes off as some perfect girl,Waifu(agian if that means anything to you) who simply like Perk because he's so nice. She is basically a damsel in distress, not from some evil doer but from the circumstances that she fines herself in. Finally the villain was uninspired just some smart narsasistic, jerk who is evil for the sack of evil.
I know that writing a novel is hard and the fact that he did it is a small miracle in it's own right. I do hope that he write something else because I would like to see his evolution as a writer. There is some potential shown in the pages and I hope he can see his own mistakes ao that he can overcome them. Final thoughts are that I cannot recommend this novel to anyone right now because even if they read it they'll just forget it as fast as I am.
This is just my opinion of course amd it's up to you whether or not you wish to see for yourself if this is a stoy for you.