Review: The Peculiar Pets of Miss Pleasance

208356913This review is spoiler free.

In an attempt to not give away the plot, I would like to focus my review of this novella on the writing itself. Dawson plops the reader down in the middle of the action, but it is never awkward. The level of detail and the depth she creates for the characters makes the reader feel as if they didn’t just open the book. They feel as if they’ve been there all along just waiting to resume the story. That’s just one of the things I love about this author. Another thing I love about her writing is that many of the characters have secrets. There’s something to hide, something to figure out, and that keeps the pages turning. Finally, the characters are just so nicely multidimensional. I can actually hear their voices in the dialogue and see their expressions when they glance our way.

From a plot perspective, this book really sets the stage for Wicked as She Wants, the next full novel release.  Casper plays a role in this story but not a huge role. His presence is just enough of a taste to make the reader want to read more.

Casper is certainly acting strange, but we have to wait for the next book to find out why!

By the way, there is this guy named Thom… you have to meet him.  *fans suddenly flushed face*



This post originally appeared at in 2013


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