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A Summoning of Souls

(Spectral City #3)

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, New York City houses both the living and the dead. And when it comes to crimes of an otherworldly nature, it falls to the psychics and spirits of the city’s finest secret agency—The Ghost Precinct—to serve justice beyond the earthly realm . . .

The ethereal denizens of New York owe a great debt to Eve Whitby, the young talented medium w
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ebook, 200 pages
Published July 21st 2020 by Rebel Base Books
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Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
How I read this: Free ebook copy received through NetGalley

This was a wonderful closer to the series (although I retain a hope that there will be more!) The series is filled with such warmth and love, as well as respect for cultures and people’s stories, that it makes for an especially encouraging read in the year 2020.

Reasons I loved this book:
1. It's like a time machine!
2. Super slow burn soft romance
3. A hopeful outlook
4. Characters full of kindness and integrity

If you want to learn more abo
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Lauren Stoolfire
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber is the third installment of the Spectral City series and I enjoyed seeing these characters again. The series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine and I'm so lucky to have been approved for them. I have a soft spot for historical fantasy and this novel, and the series as a whole, hits almost all the right notes. I love the ghostly and creepy elements as well as the notes of real life hi
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Louisa
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book, loved all the developments, and how it ended! Really enjoyed how it ended the series!
Sue Plant
May 24, 2020 rated it liked it
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book

ghosts, mediums all of these are in this book

it was nice to visit again this group of characters and to see how they have progressed...the fight against evil is still ongoing with albert trying his best to get rid of ghosts

does he prevail well you have to read to find out
Jane
Jun 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
There's a lovely premise to A Summoning of Souls, and a well observed and chosen setting in vintage New York. Social conventions, innovations, nicely observed, There's a kick to modernity and changing times, and how they impact of the spirit world around us. This is neat urban fantasy - much of it identifiable with our own world (love, pain, loss, hardship), but that twist in reality that brings us the supernatural with an interesting crime element. The Ghost Precinct idea is brilliant.

I'm a li
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Lisa Kidder
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Summoning of Souls, the third installment in the Spectral City series, by award-winning author Leanna Renee Hieber will be released on July 21, 2020.

Continuing the story of Eve Whitby and her all-female Ghost Precinct colleagues, A Summoning of Souls finds readers once again immersed in the gas lamp version of late 19th century New York City where ghosts go about their business alongside the living, assisting Eve and her fellow mediums in solving crimes committed against both the living and th
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Anna Szabó
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m thinking 5 trillion stars and then 5 trillion more because wow...Leanna Renee Hieber is one of my favourite writers. Her books are absolutely amazing.
A summoning of Souls is one of my favourites.

First of all, if you haven’t read the previous two books don’t start with this one, you won’t understand what’s happening.

A Summoning of Souls picks up where A Sanctuary of Spirits left off. Eve, Jacob and the Ghost Precinct is still after those people who caused the happenings in the previous boo
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Melissa
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

See other reviews on my website.

It has been such a pleasure, and a privilege, to watch this author develop her talent and her voice. Since the very beginning, I knew that she was something special.

I haven’t been able to keep up with every release, and my new release reading has shrunk during epidemic anxiety. There is plenty to read, but I find
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Julia O'Connell
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In The Spectral City, Eve Whitby and her team start out looking for a missing child and a missing ghost, but soon find themselves embroiled in something much bigger. In the sequel, A Sanctuary of Spirits, the girls uncover a secret society bent on harnessing the souls of the dead through macabre works of art. Now, in A Summoning of Souls, Eve must finally confront the mastermind behind both the organization and the disappearances. Albert Prenze, half of the Prenze family duo that made a fortune ...more
Deborah
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eve and her precinct do all they can to protect the spirits around them. With the help of Jacob, the police detective search for the culprit responsible for the "deaths" of several spirits. After many attempts to locate this evil person they think they have him in their sights. How will they stop him? Will they be able to get to him before any more spirits are injured?

I so much enjoy the writing of Leanna Renee Hieber! The stories come to life, the characters become friend you want to check in
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Marianne K. Benvenuti
A fitting ending to the series.

At last, some peace that the villains behind the atrocities of the first two novels are brought to justice. Not without cost, however. Still this author has laid the groundwork for more ghost stories, if she chooses. I find it interesting that I find myself in the 19th century with this book and the TV series The Alienist both set in the same time, but with different points of view. I enjoyed both.
Catherine Siemann
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Spectral City series gets a satisfying resolution, with loose ends tied up and the Big Evil vanquished. There's still a great deal of potential in the setup, and I'd love to see a series of more conventional mysteries (where the plot is resolved in one book) with this set of characters. ...more
Annarella
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series never disappoints and this was an excellent addition.
Great characters and world building, a plot that kept me hooked and a solid mystery.
I strongly recommend it.
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
Melissa
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was given a free copy of this book. I am leaving my honest review.

This is a cleverly written, paranormal mystery. The author evokes the Victorian era remarkably well. The world building is excellent and the characters well defined.
Kyra
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book received for free through NetGalley for an honest review.

Book was written well from what I saw BUT I didn’t read too far in as the book wasn’t my cup of tea. No complaints about how it was written or anything.

Steve
Aug 11, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this series.
Caffeinated Covers
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
I read the entire series over the course of a few weeks. The final book (A Summoning of Souls) was the best book out of the series, but it still was a disappointing read to me. I usually love urban fantasy and historical fantasy so I thought I would love this book, but it didn't excite me the way I thought it would.

First of all, the characters are very flat. The diversity in this book seems to just flesh out the supporting characters' backstories and adds little to the overall story beyond havin
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Fabienne Schwizer
Mar 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
A Summoning of Souls by Leanna Renee Hieber is the last in her Spectral City trilogy. It is a solid last installment, wrapping up many of the story threads from previous books nicely. I breezed through this supernatural mystery about a medium in NYC, and her coven of girls who help the police with crimes including ghosts. I love Eve, the main character, and her budding relationship with Detective Jacob Horowitz is a big draw of these books. They are fast paced and entertaining, full of loveable ...more
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Author, actress, artist and playwright, Leanna received a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She adapted 19th Century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. She is a 4 time Prism Award winner for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy, or Paranormal Romance. Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Mi ...more

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