May 06, 2016

Julia Vanishes (Untitled #1) by @ByCatherineEgan #Review @Netgalley

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Julia has the unusual ability to be…unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses.

It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned—crime pays.

Her latest job is paying very well indeed. Julia is posing as a housemaid in the grand house of Mrs. Och, where an odd assortment of characters live and work: A disgraced professor who sends her to fetch parcels containing bullets, spiders, and poison. An aristocratic houseguest who is locked in the basement each night. And a mysterious young woman who is clearly in hiding—though from what or whom?

Worse, Julia suspects that there’s a connection between these people and the killer leaving a trail of bodies across the frozen city.

The more she learns, the more she wants to be done with this unnatural job. To go back to the safety of her friends and fellow thieves. But Julia is entangled in a struggle between forces more powerful than she’d ever imagined. Escape will come at a terrible price.

I grew up in Vancouver, Canada – a beautiful city nobody in her right mind would ever leave, but leave I did, and you may draw the obvious conclusions about my mind. Since then, I have lived on a wee volcanic island in Japan (which erupted during my time there and sent me hurtling straight into the arms of my now-husband), Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, an oil rig in the middle of China’s Bohai Bay, New Jersey, and now Connecticut, where I write books and defend the Eastern seaboard from invading dragon hordes alongside my intrepid warrior-children.
If you want to know a lot more about me, you can read some of these old blog posts, which are about as revealing as I get:
If you want to know a little more about me, here is a bio I wrote a few years ago. Not much has changed (the past has this unsettling way of staying the same) except I’ve written more books now and my little guys keep getting bigger.

Although this doesnt bring us anything new it does bring us an awesome mystery fantasy!  I loved the world building and characters.  The story was fast paced and the author did a wonderful job at creating a world where magic has been outlawed. Escape, Magic, and MORE! Read this one like now! 

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