Series: Bookburners #2.1
Published by Serial Box on June 22, 2016
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Sexual Content: N/A
Reviewed by: Kate
Magic is real and some books have teeth. Join Detective Sal Brooks, newest recruit to a black-ops magic hunting team, as she travels the world to keep the supernatural in check. Just remember: watch your back and don’t touch anything.
Delightfully creepy and fun, episode one of Bookburners season two, CREEPY TOWN, is a perfect bite-sized read.
Short and quick, this "episode" of the serial is exactly what it advertises - an about TV show length read, episodic and stand alone. I really enjoyed CREEPY TOWN, from the opening scene of Sal arguing with the guard at the door to her office to the closing moments. It was humorous, but had it's serious moments as well. Obviously since this is a less than 50 page story, it doesn't nearly have all the depth of a novel or even novella, but it did a good job of establishing the world and the characters without being too obvious about giving backstory. It also managed to pack a lot of plot into those 50 pages. Since it is pretty self-contained, there are clearly larger plot threads that will carry on throughout the entire season, but this story clearly had an ending, and no cliffhanger.
All in all, I'm rather disappointed I didn't pick up Bookburners last season! However, CREEPY TOWN can be read without having knowledge of the first season, and if you're interested, Serial Box has a recap on their blog. Plus, keep an eye on our blog - we'll be bringing you reviews of the next few episodes as well!Series Titles:
- Creepy Town
- For another urban fantasy serial, try THE WITCH WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD by Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, and Michael Swanwick.