Monday, November 16, 2009

Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell

Lily Ivory's life to an outsider seems mundane. Waking up, opening her vintage clothing store, closing her vintage clothing store, dinner, going to bed. But Lily relishes in the mundane. She is really a witch (a rather strong one at that) who cast out her nomadic ways to settle down in San Francisco. Lily is always worried that she is not normal enough or that people don't like her. Remaining normal on the outside becomes harder when La Llorona decides to take a child while Lily is right around the corner. On her hunt for the demon and the little child, Lily finds friends and a possible love interest in Max, a local freelance journalist. Things are starting to look up for Lily Ivory.

I really liked this book. It was interesting and caught me right from the beginning. You get a glimpse into many different cultures such as Lily's witchcraft, the people around where Lily lives and the legends of the local Latinos. Two mysteries are contained in this one book and both have you changing your mind at every clue acquired. It keeps you on your toes and your mind constantly works to try and figure everything out before Lily.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Guilderland, New York USA

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