Adventure, Fantasy

The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

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Of late, I have been having some luck with wacky stories. This format includes a contemporary setup, with fantastical creatures leaking into the story when you least expect it. This was no exception. The conversations’ randomness was dialled down a little compared to others of this ilk, and people tried to keep their cool even when everything around them seemed to be going up into flames.
It begins innocuously enough, that is, after the first chapter that involves someone trying to perform a dangerous act. One of our main characters is a straightforward woman, having to earn by herself for the first time in years. She chances upon a very odd advertisement that turns even odder every minute she is at the location. Unfortunately for her and fortunately for us, she takes the job by default. We are aware of the ‘stranger’ ongoings in the city, something that our newspaper team will only find out in bits and pieces. This is sometimes fun, but at other times I wished I also found out only when the others did!
It was a fun book with magical creatures and magical histories, and I really liked the ending. If there is another book, I look forward to a few laughs. I may not have laughed aloud during the book but felt its humourous effects during the bantering that multiple characters take up at various stages. I recommend this to anyone who found the above details interesting and on the lookout for a quick read.

I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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