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Owl and the City of Angels

(The Adventures of Owl #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  746 ratings  ·  130 reviews
The wild second adventure for unforgettable antiquities thief Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world—from the pen of rising urban fantasy star Kristi Charish. For fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Jenn Bennett, and the like.

Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settli
Kindle Edition, 423 pages
Published October 5th 2015 by Pocket Star
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Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Kim Harrison
Owl is in trouble. Again. She's incognito at an archaeological dig in Egypt and can't escape a leering post-doc student long enough to steal a Medusa head from the tomb. To make matters worse, there's an extra sarcophagus and a chamber half-full of water. This is only in the first few pages of Owl and the City of Angels, which continues at a breakneck pace. Her adventures will take her to Mr. Kurosawa's casino, to visit the glitterati in Los Angeles and non-spoilery variety of other locations as ...more
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Owl is back!

I have wanted to read the next book in this series since I read the first book; Owl and the Japanese Circus. And, I'm quite pleased to say that the story is even better in this book. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the first book. But since the introduction to the supernatural world and its beings had been dealt with in the first book could this book focus more on the continuation of Owls adventures and less getting to know the characters and all the supernatural stuff.

Someone is
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
*** 3.75 ***

A buddy read with the MacHalo Freaks!!!

This was fun. Owl=Alex, just a simple human, archeology items thief extraordinair, a gamer, and an all together one lucky pain in the ass, returns to what she does best in this second entry in the series. She is working in return for protection, for the Dragon and his Naga lady. Alex is partially suicidal (she throws herself into danger and stops to think only after disaster strikes, which is about always), partially lucky, and should thank the
Ashley Marie
I'm really getting a feel for these characters now. I still swear Owl would be me if I'd been an archaeology student and if she drank sangria instead of Corona (oh wait that's Kate Daniels). But this installment feels much better than the first book, more even and consistent. Might have gotten five stars if not for that ending. Seriously, do not mess with Captain.

Owl remains hesitant to allow anyone closer than arm's length, and I have to say I admire her for it. I did count a total of five "tr
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Owl is back, and things are more fun and explosive than ever in this sequel to Owl and the Japanese Circus, Kristi Charish’s debut featuring the eponymous former archaeology student turned international antiquities thief. I’m sure those of us who have read the first book are familiar with the character’s smart-alecky, rabble-rousing ways, and true to form, Owl gets into a heap of trouble again—except this time, it’s actu
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4 Stars] This book wasn't quite good as the first in the series, but it was still really fun! I'm planning on doing a full video review for it, but I'm happy to say a few things here as well.

Things I liked about this book: the seriously action-packed plot that always kept me on my toes, seeing more about World Quest and Carpe because I think it was always going to obvious that I would love Carpe, getting to know various other supernatural creatures, and Owl developing a little bit more. Serious
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Last year's Owl and the Japanese Circus was a solid read, an entertaining urban fantasy that managed to reignite my excitement for a genre that I felt had become tiresome and repetitive. Granted, the whole “Indiana Jane” aspect was a big part of that - I'm a sucker for any sort of archaeological, tomb-raiding adventure - but Kristi Charish really impressed me. I went into Owl and the City of Angels hoping for more of the same, but not really knowing where she'd take the story next.

The simple ans
Olive Fellows (abookolive)
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sff
This was a lot of fun and the author really excels at writing believable (read: complicated) relationships of all kinds. But there was never a moment to catch one's breath between action scenes. A few of them were completely expendable and could have either been cut out or replaced with downtime to help the pace feel less frantic. A heart racing novel is only worth its title if the racing heart isn't caused by anxiety of too much "up" time and too few pauses for rumination. ...more
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Working for red dragon Mr Kurosawa is keeping Owl rather busy as he sends her around the globe to find rare treasures for his collection. She's not averse to helping herself to a few extra items from the sites he sends her too so when she is accused of the theft of a collection of cursed items it's no surprise that even her friends have trouble believing her innocence. The IAA and her boss certainly think she's been up to no good and unless she manages to steal the items back along with
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

My ENglish review

I had a good time with the first volume and I admit that I was curious about the new adventures of our beloved heroine. It must be said that the end of the previous book had put her in a rather difficult position, forcing her to work for supernatural entities she used to run away from.

Our heroine is found early in the novel trying to recover some artifacts for her boss, not far after the end of the first volume and she finds herself in some quite incredible
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Owl and the City of Angels is the second installment in the Adventures of Owl series by author Kristi Charish. The series follows the escapades of Alix Hiboux, an internationally known antiquities thief known as the OWL, as well as a former archaeologist student who was screwed ov
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Five reasons to grab Owl and the City of Angels

Alix Hiboux, known to all as Owl is a unique, outspoken, stubborn, risk-taking antiquities thief. Owl is a complex character who is brilliant when it comes to artifacts, solving puzzles and escaping danger but equally stubborn and immature. I adore this spunky, snarky girl. Sure, she is unreasonable at times, but she does not gripe and somehow manages to get the job done. She is a gamer and plays the multiplayer game WorldQuest with an elf. Until
Olga Godim
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Owl, the heroine of Kristi Charish’s urban fantasy series, is an antiquity thief and a former archeology student. She works for a Las Vegas casino owner who happens to be a dragon. She owns a pet, an Egyptian cat bred to attack vampires. In the course of her work, she battles mommies, dodges vampires, and steals from an assortment of supernatural beings. Of course, she doesn’t do it for fun, at least not too often. Although her
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-con-2016
I'm in the minority in this, though I have absolutely no idea how. This is one of those times where the complete and utter lack of likability in the main character drags the whole novel down. Owl (why is her name Owl?) is an impulsive, rude and confrontational hypocrite. I don't really understand how being a grad student makes her a good candidate for a thief, especially when she seems to get caught by every single being ever. I don't really understand why she is dating a supernatural being when ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Mar 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I was so happy to see this one on a site, since book 1 could not be found. It was also really weird to read it after having listened to book 1. I found myself missing the narrator, also, so weird to see the names in writing! ;)

But let us begin.

Alix is hunting treasures for her dragon boss.
She is getting closer with Rynn, but still he is an incubi, can they really be happy?
Captain is the best cat side kick a girl can have!
Nadia is just there...poor Nadia, she needs to do more.
Carpe, well every gi
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “Why can’t you-for once-admit you might be partially responsible?”

Alix Hilboux aka Owl, a disgraced archaeology student turned thief, is back and once again running headlong into places where angels fear to tread. Only this time, she is doing it at the bidding of her boss, Mr. Kurosawa, a very dangerous red dragon who desires rare supernatural artifacts. When she is sent to Egypt to recover (steal) a rare art
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 solid stars

Buddy read with my fellow MacHalo Nutjobs.

I was more than pleasantly surprised with this book. I gave the first book 3.5 stars, but much of that was for some things I really liked, the potential I felt was there, and crossing my fingers because I could really use another solid UF series, and those are a dying breed.

UF is my favorite subgenre. It's the one I empathize with the most. Naturally, keep that in mind if you choose to go for this series. (Why did I just put a disclaimer o
So, I Read This Book Today
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Many people out there don't have a choice in choosing their friends and the people they're being manipulated by. Thank God, I have that choice. I can use my judgment and choose.” -- Javier Bardem

“When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.” -- Michael Ende

Owl just can’t catch a break. She should have learned, from her run
Adriyanna Zimmermann
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first came across The Adventures of Owl in a Simon & Schuster CA Tumblr post of the cover [Owl 1]. I stopped scrolling for a moment and went, “interesting cover”. Later on, I came across it again on social media and decided I better check it out from the library. Months later when I finally got to read it (it took awhile to come in at my library), I felt like Owl and the Japanese Circus was written for me! I’m a huge The Mummy fan so it had everything I liked in an adventure novel – strong her ...more
Nov 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars: Another exciting and entertaining read, but it left too many story lines open.

Owl is once again knee deep in trouble, or in this case water deep. She is currently in a long buried tomb, standing in filthy water, looking for a prized Medusa head. Enter in a mummy and mayhem. This is just the beginning of her troubles. As Owl flees the tomb, she discovers that the IAA is after her because they believe that she is responsible for a number of thefts. Someone is stealing arti
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS brings us up to speed with what Alix, aka Owl the antiquities thief, has been up to since the events of the first book.

I really appreciated that Kristi Charish doesn’t let important events from the previous books go unremarked upon. Owl’s confrontation with the vampire Alexander and his Parisian cronies, her feud with Lady Siyu, and her final throw down with the big bad in the series opener all have consequences in OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS. No dangling plot threads h
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

OWL AND THE CITY OF ANGELS lives up to the promise that OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS gave us. Full of action, archeology and smart-ass comments, The Adventures of Owl series continues to entertain. While not perfect, the characters and relationships tend to make up for some of the aspects that I could have done without, such as the excessive plights that Owl finds herself in.

Owl, as a character who annoyed me a bit in the previous book, has begun to mat
Review coming.

**eARC received via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Sylvia McIvers
66 pages of non-stop archeologist searching for an artifact & on the run from killers, in the best Indiana Jones style. Only, Owl is a thief, and the killers are the archeology cops. Why are they set on kill instead of capture, like they've been since the first theft? Something's off.

Also, swapping the real deal with fakes! Curses! Mummys! Dragons! Vampires! Shapeshifting snake!
Someone buy me a few extra exclamation points!!!!

The Treasure Quest - massively multiplayer online game where players s
Anna 'Bookbuyer'
I can't believe that Lady Siyu took Captain away! D: She better take really good care of him or she is going to die a slow painful death either by Captain himself or by Owl or her friends.

I was amazed at the mix of stupidity and intelligence in this book. The bad guys were smart enough to not get caught till the end but the pirate doctor guy refused to believe in the supernatural even when a mummy was trying to kill him.

The main bad guy. Alix's old professor guy tried to raise an army of the dea
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
First of all I love this world, I love Owl, BUT it’s exhausting. There is no lull in the action. Even when you believe there is a moment of quiet there isn’t. So definitely fast paced. Laura Croft meets The Guild meets Indiana Jones meets Supernatural is about the best way to describe this world. It’s a little bit of everything and entertaining too.
Lynn Williams
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Last year I read Owl and the Japanese Circus, the start of a new fantasy series combining archaeology and the supernatural. The series main protagonist is Alix Hiboux, otherwise known as Owl – an international antiquities thief. Owl wasn’t always a thief, she was a grade A student until her work and reputation were left in tatters by her professor and she turned to a different route to stay afloat.

The world here is full of supernatural creatures all hiding
Wendy Nelson
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Alix/Owl is a archaeologist and a thief who works for a dragon, stealing antiquities for him, in exchange for pay and protection from a group of vampires she once double crossed. She also plays a very real version of an online game that has actual, accurate maps of archaeological sites that she then uses to find the artifacts she is planning to steal. However there is also a government group called the IAA, who regulate these sites, and monitor theft so they are trying to stop her at any cost. N ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I got a copy of this book to review through NetGalley. This was another fun tomb-raiding paranormal adventure featuring Owl and her cohorts. I really enjoyed this book a lot.

Owl is getting used to her new job working for Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who loves ancient artifacts. He has his sights set on some pieces from the Syrian City of the Dead. Owl is always up for a good theft, but this is one of the most highly guarded dig sites in the world and there is a rumor that some of the items might b
ash lloyd spanton
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Last year, I fell deeply and totally in love with Alix Hiboux, the “Indiana Jane” type anti-heroine falling deep into the supernatural archaeology world in Owl and the Japanese Circus. And if I’m being completely honest here, I think I developed a bit of a girl crush on author Kristi Charish as well. So when I was given her follow up novel Owl and the City of Angels, I immediately jumped right in to see what kind of trouble Alix would get into this time.

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Kristi is the author of OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (Simon and Schuster Canada/Pocket Books), an urban fantasy about a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world, and THE VOODOO KILLINGS (Random House Canada), an urban fantasy/mystery about a voodoo practitioner living in Seattle with the ghost of a deceased grunge rocker.

She writes what she loves; adventure

Other books in the series

The Adventures of Owl (4 books)
  • Owl and the Japanese Circus (Adventures of Owl, #1)
  • Owl and the Electric Samurai (Adventures of Owl, #3)
  • Owl and the Tiger Thieves (Adventures of Owl, #4)

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