Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lily Dean by Lori Safranek [4.5 stars]

From the Description:

Steiner's Sideshow is short on performers until a little whirlwind named Lily Dean sweeps through and proves a snake charmer can make it in the freak show! Lily and her snakes put on a great show and she has special powers that began when she was a child. Marie the Fat Lady and Jason the Alligator Man are back, and they take Lily under their wings. Lily was raised in a snake-handling church and those roots just won't let go. Soon, Lily and her snakes are in danger. With Marie and Jason, along with a handsome tattooed man, Lily fights those who want to damage her and her serpents.

A fast paced novella, Lily Dean pulls you into the world of Steiner's quickly. The characters are funny, and loveable. More a dark fantasy than horror story although parts were definitely horrifying, but I think religious fanatics usually are. A great read that makes me want to check out the rest of the series! A solid 4.5 stars.

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