Saturday, January 28, 2012

Book Review: Something Wikkid This Way Comes

Something Wikkid This Way Comes

By:  Nicole Peeler

Publisher:  Orbit Books, Orbit Short Fiction

Publish Date:  January 17, 2011

Format:  eBook

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Series:  Set in Jane True world, but 1st of Triptych Company

Recommendation:  Yes.  Fun short read with mystery and magic!

Book Synopsis:
Capitola, Moo, and Shar are the halfling ladies of Triptych: a company that specializes in cleaning up supernatural messes.  Normally Cappie doesn't take human cases, but who can resist a priest, missing Catholic school girls, and a creature that may or may not be the Prince of Darkness?  A story set in Nicole Peelers Jane True Series.

First Sentence:
"A priest and a shape-shifter walk into an office" might be a good premise for a joke, but it's alarming when it happens in real life.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Capitola Jones, half shape-shifter, is partnered with Shar, half Succubus, and Moo, an Alfar, to create Triptych.  Triptych helps people, more over supernatural people, "find" things.  But an old friend of Capitola's family suggested her business could help the human priest, along with her father whom is of the highest regard in her opinion.  The case:  The Priest is a Principal at an all girls Catholic private school and every three months girls are leaving, performing strange sexual acts along with sacrifices then disappearing.  And no one can find the "man" behind it.

The three ladies find themselves undercover in the Catholic private all girls school. LOL! Oh yes, a half succubus in an all girls school. hee hee.

Oh this was a nice new setting!  I loved these three ladies.  This is the same world as in the Jane True series, but these are three new ladies to us.  And three I do hope to see again in the future.  So being the Jane True world, there is magic around and part of the case.  They made me chuckle and smile.  They are quite a team.  They may not see eye to eye on some things, but they love each other dearly, like sisters.  These ladies are completely different in personality yet blend so wonderfully.

This book is full of mystery.  I kept wondering who the guilty party was, or if we even had the right suspects.  Mixed with the mystery is Nicole's fun and snarkiness.  I have to say in the end I chuckled, as the joke was made, but it reminded me of an Adult Scooby-Doo episode, with out the dog of course and with three ladies, no men.

I don't want to say to much and give the story away, since it is a short story.  But it is fun.


I purchased this short story for my own enjoyment.

8 comments:

  1. I want to gte my hands on this story...sadly it's available in the UK yet... boo-hoo!:-(

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  2. Such an awesome first line! And I love books that give us equal parts mystery, excellent characters, and humor. Definitely think I'll be checking this one out!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  3. I have the first book but haven't gotten to it yet. ARGH! I needs to. Plus after meeting her she is such a sweet author!

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  4. *kicks herself* I need to read the first tempest book, need to! I want to know how she writes :D

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  5. Oh it sounds nice! Like a book I could really enjoy too. I think I'll add it to my wishlist lol. I didn't know it so thank you.

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  6. A succubus in a all-girls schools would make for a wicked fun book :)

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  7. Great review! A succubus in an all-girls school? Ha! Love Nicole's books, so need to get this one. Thanks for the heads up!

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  8. Mel - Bummer! I'm sorry the UK version isn't available yet. I hope it becomes available soon for you.

    Lori Strongin - lol. I really liked this first line too. :) I hope you enjoy what you find here if you get to check it out. :)

    Melissa (Books&Things) - Well, the good news is you don't have to read Nicoles other books to read this one. It's new characters and won't give anything away to spoil the books for you. :) Oh Nicole is a wonderful person.

    Blodeuedd - lol. Well, like I mentioned to Melissa, you can read this one with out reading her books. It's a short with different characters, and won't spoil anything in the books. :) Thank you!

    Melliane - Oh, I do hope you get a chance to enjoy this short story. It was very fun.

    StephanieD - lol. That was my thought exactly! :D lol.

    Alexia - Thank you. lol. Yes, I had to point that out as I had to pause at the thought too. lol. Oh, I do hope you get this short story and enjoy it. :)

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