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Gather the Fortunes

(Crescent City #2)

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Renaissance Raines has found her place among the psychopomps—the guides who lead the souls of the recently departed through the Seven Gates of the Underworld—and done her best to avoid the notice of gods and mortals alike. But when a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his foretold death, Renai finds herself at the center of a deity-thick plot unfolding in New ...more
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Published May 21st 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Bryan Camp
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is the second, best book I've ever written. (not second best, for the record)
Liz
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Diving into this book, both of the Crescent City books this far, has been like shutting out the reality and stepping into a world mystery and otherworldliness and peace and danger.

Whilst book #1 focuses on Jude (who was – is- a super character, by the way), Gather the Fortunes centres around Renaissance Raines, or Renai, who has become a psychopomp. The guide of souls from this side of life to the other. Raines’ story is one that is full of adventure and wonder and myth and gods – but truly, th
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Becca (Horners_book_corner)
I found this book difficult to read because I discovered it was the second in a series after requesting it. Although I appreciate the opportunity to read, it would make more sense for Netgalley to advise potential requesters when a book is not the first of a series. The writing was descriptive and premise interesting. I will definitely add the first of the series to my TBR list in order to go back and give this author another shot.
Blake Johnson
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"This is as far as I go, I only show you the Gate. It's up to you to walk through. You've been on this path your whole life. This is just the next step."
The thing that killed me had wings, she thought.
'Storms could only do what was in their nature.'

Gather the Fortunes is the second Crescent City novel, it's just been released and was featured in the review pages of one of my Publisher's Weekly magazines. I'm glad this one stuck out to me, it had a lot of really fascinating things to say about li
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Liz Barnsley
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review to follow.
Michelle
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Gather the Fortunes is the second book in the young adult fantasy Crescent City series by author Bryan Camp. Though you do not need to read the first book, in order to understand and enjoy the second novel, I would advise it. I went into the second book without having read the first book, and I think that detracted from my overall enjoyment of the story. I found myself wanting to know more about the world. Though, to ...more
Kathy
Holy shit, I am in love with Bryan Camp's imagination.

Gather the Fortunes is set in an alternate world of gods and demigods and spirits and other supernatural beings, and the result is a beautiful, rich conglomerate of various mythologies--Greek, Norse, Native American, Haitian, you name it, he has it--each carefully constructed and all woven seamlessly into the narrative.

It's not just the premise and the complexity of the story that reminds me of Gaiman's work; it's the utter confidence with wh
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T.S.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another gem of a love letter to the Big Easy from a man who knows the city best. Full of mystery and myth, heart and soul all wrapped tightly around the spirit of New Orleans. A perfect second chapter in this phenomenal series.

Highly recommended.
David Harris
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm grateful to Titan Books for a free copy of Gather the Fortunes for review.

This is the second book in Camp's Crescent City series of urban fantasy set in a post Katrina New Orleans. Several years have padded since the events of The City of Lost Fortunes, and while the scars of the hurricane - and the subsequent neglect - have perhaps healed a bit, they haven't faded. In these books, there is a palpable sense of injustice, with racial, gender and economic inequalities bleeding into a palpable
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Stephanie Ward
'Gather the Fortunes' is the fabulous second book in the Crescent City series and one that fans of the first installment are going to absolutely love. Unlike many others books in a series, I think you can pick this novel up without having read the first book in the series and be just fine. There are some references to characters and things that happened in the first one, but nothing that would be too confusing for a new reader.

Just like the first novel in this series, I adored this story. Everyt
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Elizabeth
I received an ARC of Gather the Fortunes by Bryan Camp from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt through NetGalley. What follows is my fair and honest review.

When I first read the synopsis of this novel on NetGalley, I was totally intrigued. I especially loved how it was a fantasy story set in New Orleans. What I didn’t realize is that this book is actually the second in a series that begins with The City of Lost Fortunes. Unfortunately, the fact that this book is a sequel impacted my reading experience a
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Nay Denise
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a copy for review.

I enjoyed this sequel as much as I did the first book, however, just like the first book I have to give it a 3.5 star rating. If it wasn't for the long drawn out inner monologues and extreme descriptions that pulled me out at times it would have been a solid 4 star rating. This book like the first is full laughter and plot twists.

Renai is half dead and half alive. After her encounter with Jude in The City of Lost Fortune she works as a psychopomp which is a guide that
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Ileana Renfroe
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Renaissance Raines has found her place among the psychopomps—the guides who lead the souls of the recently departed through the Seven Gates of the Underworld—and done her best to avoid the notice of gods and mortals alike. But when a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his foretold death, Renai finds herself at the center of a deity-thick plot unfolding in New Orleans. Someone helped Ramses slip free of his destined end—someone willing to risk everything to steal a little
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Michelle
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled to learn there would be a sequel to The City of Lost Fortunes. Bryan Camp has created a magical world full of mystery and intrigue and I am loving every minute of it.
Gather the Fortunes brings us back to New Orleans and back to Renaissance Raines. After her death and resurrection, she is now a psychopomp, a guide who leads the dead through the Seven Gates of the Underworld. Death is one of the big guarantees in life, along with taxes, that no one can get away from. Ramses St. Cyr,
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Jessica Bronder
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Renaissance Raines, Renai died she was chosen to become a psychopomp, a guide that escorts the dead through the seven gates of the Underworld. But when she is giving the task of finding a soul that has missed his death twice things are going to get a lot more interesting. She is going to be acquiring help and hindrance from all kinds of mythological creatures from gods and goddesses, angels and demons, and so much more.

I didn’t realize that this was the second book in a series. I do recomm
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Lenoire
Renaissance Raines has found her place among the psychopomps. She is one of the guides who leads the recently departed souls through the Seven Gates of the Underworld. Renai tries to focus on getting her souls through the gate and avoid any unwanted attention from gods and mortals. However, when a young boy named Ramses St. Cyr manages to escape his fate of dying, Renai finds herself in the middle of the devious plan. Renai has to figure out who has the power and will to go against the Thrones t ...more
Ryan Mac
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is set in the same magical world of New Orleans that The City of Lost Fortunes took place. Gather the Fortunes follows one of the characters from the first book, Renaissance Raines, a few years after the events of the first book. She is a psychopomp, basically someone who helps guide the recently dead through the gates of the Underworld. One of the people that she was supposed to guide somehow avoided his death--which shouldn't be possible. How did this person avoid Death? What gods or ...more
Michele(mluker) Luker
Gather the Fortunes is the second installment in the Crescent City series. With Jude as the main character in The City of Lost Fortune series, this second book focuses on Renai as the main character.

With amazing detail, this story unfolds before your eyes with vivid detail of the city of New Orleans and the underworld. It is full of imagination that is blended with myths from different cultures and stocked with mystical creatures. I loved how there was a short paragraph at the beginning of a cha
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Angela Johnson
Jun 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meh. DNF-Once again, on this second book of Camp's that I've read, I am underwhelmed. What, in theory, should be a fascinating read due to the subject-matter (gods and supernatural, life and death, after-life, after-death, and all manner of supernatural creatures, all set in New Orleans, a place near and dear to my heart), falls short due to the writing style. I just don't like it. There's something droning and boring about it w/ the exceptions being the chapter openings w/ all the mythological ...more
Aaron Culley
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book got off to a slow start for me, and at first I worried it would be a let-down after how much I enjoyed the first book in the series. This book shifts the focus from Jude to Renaissance Raines (who I remembered from the first book, but didn't play a huge role in the story, though she does one thing that's very significant and pretty much paves the way for where she's at in this story). I'm glad I stuck with it as the story got more interesting and complex as it unfolds. Jude did show up ...more
Katelin Deushane
The first book was so much better. This one was just weighed down by too many useless details and not enough action. The introspection was helpful only up to a certain point before it just seemed like useless babble and the end was a little bit cliche. Oh so happy--I found myself and am whole again. Talk about an after school special.

Then we had characters show up that were just helpful plot devices to get you to the next scene and some things were never explained really like why the characters
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John Rennie
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a lively and colourful book and lot of fun to read, and I'm happy to give it four stars.

Why only four stars not five? Well in his eagerness to paint a vivid and colourful landscape Camp sometimes overdoes it. He regularly introduces us to new features of his setting, but then spends a little too long explaining that new feature and this does interrupt the action a bit and it makes the book feel a little slow moving at times.

But this is a minor complaint and overall I enjoyed the book. Vo
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Joe Crowe
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just got this advance review copy, and read it immediately.

The author's first book, City of Lost Children, is one of my favorites:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

New Orleans is one of the neatest places on the planet, and Camp takes advantage of all of its inherent coolness.

If you've never been to New Orleans, you can still enjoy the book. However, I strongly insist that you go to New Orleans.

Also, the hero's name is Renaissance Raines. If someone would not read a book about a charac
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Victoria
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Thanks to John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Edelweiss for the advanced copy of this novel (second in a series). I enjoyed It almost as much as the first one, but didn’t find all the characters as compelling. I think the author is doing a wonderful job melding together so many myths and belief systems; that makes the books stand out. Like the first in the series, there were definitely parts where I didn’t understand what was happening, and maybe never entirely understood some parts, ...more
Annarella
I think this series is amazing, this is the second book I read and it was even better than the previous one.
The world building is amazing and fascinating, the characters are fleshed out and well writing, the plot is engaging and enthralling.
This is also a long love letter to New Orleans and it made you crave to be there.
Highly recommended
Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine
Galen Strickland
Even better than the first book, both of which I received as ARCs from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I later bought the hardcover of the first book, and I definitely want the second one as well. I created a new page to combine the Crescent City novels, both highly recommended.

http://templetongate.net/crescent-cit...
Mike
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kinda loved this. Even more than the first. Renai is a good character, the conclusion is great. The faults lie in some slowness getting there and the duality of Renai, so important later, wasn't quite as clear as it maybe ought to have been before it becomes an issue. Still, it's a great second book and I'm really looking forward to any others in the series.
Dawn Fuller
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the previous one and cannot wait for more! With that said, Renai isn’t the most likable character and definitely isn’t as likable as Jude was. However, Regal and Leon were amazing. I hope to see more of those two.
Georgina Kamsika
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
This is an incredible sequel with a new main character Renaissance Raines, but there are still plenty of ties to the original book to ground readers. Bryan gives us a New Orleans bursting with mythology and magic, a smart plot and memorable characters.
Neonila
3.5 stars

I love stories set in New Orleans because that city is so magical and atmospheric, and this book did it just right.

The writing is even better than the first book and I truly like the characters and the storytelling.
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