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(Deadly Curiosities #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  280 ratings  ·  52 reviews

Someone very powerful is trying to destroy Sorren and everyone he cares about. That puts Cassidy, Teag, and Trifles and Folly in the cross-hairs, against an unknown enemy with strong magic and significant resources.

Sorren has spent centuries spent shutting down the plans of powerful immortals, dark warlocks and supernatural creatures, and now he’s got to figure o
Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published December 29th 2015 by Solaris
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Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths .

Vendetta is the second book in Gail Z. Martin’s Deadly Curiosities series (though there are also several story stories and novellas as well). Set in Trifles & Folly, the antique shop of twenty-something Cassidy Kincaid, it chronicles our heroine’s urban fantasy adventures, as she uses her psychometry gift (knowing an objects history after touching it) to continue her family tradition of aiding the “Alliance.” This shadowy group led by a 600-year-old vampir
Douglas Meeks
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW, where to start with this ... I read book 1 of this series and was bowled over since I was never expecting a book that good, the fact that this book took that 5 Star novel and stepped up the story and quality is amazing.

First thing i guess I should mention is that this is pretty much 100% urban fantasy, no romance, no sex scenes, nothing but exceptional writing and story. I was already a fan of Gail Z. Martin's epic fantasy novels and all this has done is add her to a VERY short list of exce
**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*

Vendetta is the second installment in Gail Z. Martin's Deadly Curiosities series. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the Deadly Curiosities series follows the adventures of 20-something Cassidy Kincaide. Cassidy owns Trifles & Folly, an antique/curio store and high-end pawn sh
Leona Wisoker
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full Disclosure: I consider Gail Z Martin a friend at the business level; we've been to many a con together, spoken on panels, worked events, etc. She's a great lady. I refuse to speak up in favor of books I'm not really impressed by, so this review has nothing to do with personal affiliation. I also bought the book myself, it was not given to me, and I have no compensation for this review. (I dislike putting all that up front, but these days.... argh.)

That being said. I LOVED THIS BOOK. The Dea
Pippa DaCosta
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid urban fantasy romp.

3.5 stars.

Something is stirring up Charlestown's ghosts and it's up to Cassidy, Teag and Trifles and Folly team to stop it/them before events spiral into apocalyptic territory.

Vendetta refers to Sorren's past. Those who've read the first book in the series will know Sorren as the vampire and silent partner of Trifles & Folly's. I've loved him since the first book, so to see him feature front and center here was a real treat (I'd have been happy if he was on every
Vendetta was just as fun for me as the first book, Deadly Curiosities. My one little complaint is there was a lull in which it seemed to drag - though that was during a rough period overall for me, so it maybe more me than the book. I love the setting in this series, so close and familiar to me, and it only got stronger in this. Drawing on the haunts of Charleston our 'supernatural vigilantes' have to stop a huge and potentially devastating attack on the city fueled by a grudge.
The cast
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Deadly Curiosities Vendetta is a super story filled with great characters. This is book two in the series and Martin has added to the world building and the character development. The magic and the people in Charleston come more alive as the story progresses.

An old enemy of Sorren’s is back and is trying to destroy all that Sorren loves. That includes people and Charleston, South Carolina. There is danger, loss, and tensions as the all of the characters come together to defeat evil. I enjoyed f
Darrell Grizzle
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vendetta is the second novel in the series of Deadly Curiosities novels by Gail Z. Martin (although there are also a number of standalone short stories and novellas in the series). The novels are set in a Charlotte, North Carolina, shop called Trifles & Folly, which seems like an ordinary antique store but is actually a front for a shadowy Alliance dedicated to keeping dangerous magical and supernatural items away from mortals. The novels read like well-written “cozy” mysteries at times, and ...more
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vendetta returns us to the Deadly Curiosities world. To Charleston, to Cassidy, Teag, their shop Trifles and Folly and their vampire contact, Sorren. I liked the way the first book integrated this idea of things having resonance, being connected to the past. I wanted more. And now I've had it...

The past is very much a part of the present day story in this book. To start, Charleston is a key component of the story. I love the way that Martin weaves settings details into the plot. Each location is
Fangs for the Fantasy
Cassidy runs Trifles and Folly, an antique shop, with Teag while secretly using her psychometric powers to ensure dangerous magical items are quietly squirrelled away where they can cause no trouble. It also means she’s in a good place to see when the ghosts of Charleston are getting riled up

And when it does it heralds a major new threat come to town – but this monsters and its terrifying, apocalyptic minions are not just a threat to the city, but a very personal threat to Sorren, her vampire pr
Theresa Derwin
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Deadly Curiosities Book 2
Author: Gail Z Martin
Publisher: Solaris
Page Count: 327pp
Release date: 29th Dec 2015
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

Trifles and Folly isn't your average antique store. Cassidy Kincaide, the current owner of Trifles and Folly has had the store in her family for over three hundred years, in haunted Charleston South Carolina. In the first book she discovers the store's real purpose, and her destiny. It's her job to keep magical curios and antiques safe from the public. Sometimes a j
Arlene Arredondo
I think I had high hopes for this title, since I really liked Deadly Curiosities, had a lot of frightening moments with things that trigger that feeling of chills (gave me a few nightmares about a mirror). I think what I loved most is that feeling of entering a haunted place and being enrapt in the spooky feeling of something watching you (this wasn’t achieved in this installment). This one was full of action and a bit of repetitiveness and over explaining.
Vendetta is more about fighting really
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. It was the most exciting work yet in the Deadly Curiosities series. All of the characters we've met in modern day Charleston are there, even a few of the dead ones. Cassidy and Teag are getting more accustomed to using their powers, which is good. Even though we meet new friends and allies, there are also new enemies, who really challenge the characters we've come to know so well. In the end, they all work together as a team. Even Soren turns out to need some help. I ha ...more
Lynne Rogerson
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I waited what seemed like forever for this book to be released. I wasn't disappointed. The story was full of action and history and loyalty and, of course, magic! Cassidy , Teag and Sorren are surrounded by a cast of supporting characters I can't wait to see again and again. I want to take a walk in Charleston, stop at the Honeysuckle Cafe, perhaps have a chat with Lucinda, visit the Archive and the Lowcountry Museum. Buy a basket from Mrs. Teller and Niella. Touch the Angel Oak. Maybe if I'm fe ...more
I love this series and I definitely want to see more full length novels, but this seemed a little heavy on fight scenes for my taste.
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! I already want to reread it, even though I just finished it.
“Vendetta” by Gail Z. Martin is an action-filled and imaginative story that features many remarkable creatures who function in a world that the local humans are often oblivious to. The blend of pragmatic and arcane in Charleston, South Carolina provides an eerie backdrop to the struggle that threatens the lives and livelihoods of far more than just the inhabitants of this distinctive town. There are fascinating elements such as the protective ghost dog housed in Cassidy’s bracelet, the woven spe ...more
Anne Barwell
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Wow. Another edge-of-seat story that had me turning pages. I love the characters in the Deadly Curiosities series, and the way they feel like an extended family. I enjoyed the bit more of an insight into Sorren’s past with this one, although the glimpse of his past relationship was very bitter sweet. I also love Teag and Anthony’s relationship, and Anthony’s reaction as he discovers more about what his boyfriend’s role in his work with Cassidy and Sorren against paranormal nasties. I also loved ...more
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: in-library
This is the second novel-length book featuring of the characters from the short stories I was reading from the "Deadly Curiosities Adventures"
The Deadly Curiosities stories are an enjoyable read. Not too heavy, not too light – just right.
The main characters are well fleshed out and have a lot of personality with depth and very little angst.
The Author has lots of spirited chatter and action to keep me thoroughly entertained.

I liked that not everything works out perfect all the time. The team wor
Shannon Everyday
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
The gang from Trifles and Folly is back in book 2 in the Deadly Curiosities series. In Vendetta, the ghosts of Charleston have started acting strangely. A series of incidents occur that appear to be acts of vengeance against Sorren. You can read Vendetta without reading Deadly Curiosities, but I highly recommend reading it first, ad Vendetta deepens the friendship between Cassidy and Teag, and gives us glimpses into Sorren's past. Cassidy and Teag are front and center in this story, and there is ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story! Cassidy, Teag and Sorren are about to battle a character who will unleash horrors upon Charleston if they and their friends do not succeed. An epic battle involving lots of friends and some will not survive. Have the kleenex ready as it is a bit of a tear jerker. I loved the book and want more!
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another kick butt urban fantasy story about the adventures of Cassidy, Teag, Sorren and the rest of their rag tag band. This time put, their job is to stop a harrowing of Charleston by an old nemesis of Sorren's who is out for revenge.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Gail Martin's characters and the Deadly Curiosities folks are some of my favorites! I can't wait to hear more about them. The action is non stop and you get a good mix of different beliefs and magic systems within this series. Well worth it if you like the UF vibe.
Arenna Rey'aziel
Good read, but doesn't really give me the umph.. but I'm looking forward to reading book 3. Btw, will Sorren and Cassidy ever be together?
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although the battle scenes could be about 30% shorter.....
Stephanie Haussler
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
What an amazing paranormal series! Can't wait for more!
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Great story. Dragged a bit in the middle, and the writing for the final action scene wasn't the best I've read, but I really enjoyed the book.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent addition to this world, but a bit too overcrowded with similar ghost stories.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Cassidy has magic: the emotion and events in which items are involved give them a history she can see. Her friend and co-worker Teag uses his magic to weave power into fabric or other items. They are employed by the vampire Sorren and are part of a larger magical community of good guys called the Alliance. Cassidy and Teag’s job is to find magical items they encounter during their work as antiques dealers in the heart of Charleston and take care of the dangerous items. Of course the nature of th ...more
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Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wroteat age fivewas about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three childr ...more

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