Gracey Daylittle returns to her family in New Orleans to attend her uncles funeral after being away for 10 years. Her mother is self involved and so iGracey Daylittle returns to her family in New Orleans to attend her uncles funeral after being away for 10 years. Her mother is self involved and so its not so much her mother she came to see but her younger sister iny shocks them who when she announces shes pregnant and is summarily kicked out because her mother couldnt stand to be publicly shamed.Gracey immediately steps up as the cool big sis and offers to take Tiny back to Texas with her to the Little town Love and War where she runs a pie shop.
The small town of Love&War is a pretty unusual town as it doesnt appear on maps and and has some other quirky charasteristics wich we learn about as we
I bought this book on a whim after seeing some good reviews. I was kind of expecting a sweet tale about a woman who can make magic pies and maybe some slight supernatural elements would be involved
But it turns out while I was right about magical pies there were some unexpected twists to the story as the two sisters find a man passed out by the side of the road and ends up taking him back to the house.
Because of his strange appearance with dark blue skin and wearing a cape they assume he belongs to the circus or some traveling theater groupe. But the next morning its revealed he is in fact a demon and presents himself as "Prime of Darkness" and after Gracey touching him and having an uncomfortable experience he disappears.
Only to return and demand she feeds him her cooking as he has aquired a taste for it. So now Gracey finds herself having to feed this creature who is pretty much the defenition of bad as he has no qualms about feeding on peoples souls.
I could symphatize with Graceys conflicting feelings as she should despise him but at the same time she feels gratitude for him as he contionously rescue them.
I really liked the scenes he was in. Not that there is much romance in this but still.
The story is told in several different viewpoints of course there is the maincharacter Gracey and her sister Tiny but also eight year old Marco and the japanese girl Satsuko who might be more than she looks.
Not to mention two identical twin sisters who have recently appeared in town claiming to want to rebuild the church and spread the word of God to its citizens.
But no one is really as they seem in Love & War
Normally I hate mixing of mythologies and but in this book it meshed pretty well with the story without making me roll my eyes at it.
There is a pretty big cliffhanger but instead of annoying me it just makes me want the next book so much more.
Sequel to come this fall according to the author. ...more
This was...not good.I cant belive this has so good ratings.
An evil fallen god wants to take over the world.But he cant go there because of spells andThis was...not good.I cant belive this has so good ratings.
An evil fallen god wants to take over the world.But he cant go there because of spells and whatnot. So he gets a human woman pregnant,cuts her baby out of her when shes in labor and hes got a son. Hes named Bane and raised and tortured to be ...well the worst he can be so he can one day take over the world for his dear father. (im joking he hates his father and everything else)
Some group of magical women,learns of evil gods plan and decideds to come up with a counterplan. In form of a...girl. Who is kind of special because shes so innocent and good. Hmm those healers werent too bright I guess.
They send off the dumb unsuspecting (TSTL) Mirra out into the forest right in the path of the demon army. Where surprise surprise she is taken captive and soon to be eaten and/or raped. But Bane takes an interest in her because she CANT HATE HIM.No matter how many horrible things he does in front of her.
Also bad writing.
This was the point where if this had been a paper copy would have hit the wall. Literally. But since I read it on my computer that was not an option.