Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 9, 2017
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Owl series
Source: eGalley from NetGalley.com for Review
Rating: 4/5 stars
“The International Archaeology Association (IAA) is responsible for keeping all things supernatural under wraps. They’re also responsible for ruining the promising archaeology career of Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl.
Needless to say, Owl’s still a little sore about that.
Just to keep Owl’s life lively, the IAA has opened a bounty on the two designers of World Quest, the online RPG that is much, much more than it seems. Owl needs to locate the notorious gaming duo before the other mercenaries do. But finding the gamers won’t be easy since every clue points to them hiding out in the legendary lost city of Shangri-La. Not to mention that the last time Owl and the game designers spoke, their conversation didn’t exactly end on the best note…
Meanwhile, undercurrents of supernatural politics are running amok in Tokyo, dragging Owl and her friends into a deadly game of wits with an opponent who calls himself the Electric Samurai. The cost of losing? All-out civil war between two powerful supernatural factions.”
This is the third book in the Adventures of Owl series. This was a well done continuation of the Adventures of Owl series. I really enjoyed this book a lot.
This series is finally getting into a broader story involving Owl and the more powerful supernatural powers surrounding her. A lot of people want Owl’s help with both legal and illegal projects. It was interesting to watch Owl try to get away from her thieving past so that Rynn respects her more. I am curious to see if she will move into more heroic pursuits or continue in her thieving ways.
I really enjoy all the archaeological tomb raiding types of adventures in this series. Reading about all the crazy booby traps and treasures found is a lot of fun.
I also continue to enjoy Owl as a character. Owl does grow and change some throughout this book (I had an issue with lack of character growth in book 2, so this was nice to see). She is trying to get used to working on a team and trying to get a grasp on this whole “save the world thing” versus her normal “steal from everyone”.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and thought it was a lot of fun to read. This is a very creative series and I like how blends tomb raider type story elements with paranormal aspects. I would recommend to fans of urban fantasy/paranormal series who enjoy adventure in their stories.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– New Release Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge
– Paranormal Reading Challenge