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Catch Lili Too

(Gamin Immortals #1)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Lili is a Mesopotamian siren, and life as an immortal being is hard enough as it is. She’s asexual (which is incredibly difficult to reconcile if your entire point as a mythical being is to seduce people to death). She’s also struggling with depression from being alive for so long.

Lili is an absolutely shoddy improv-detective trying to track down a serial killer so ruthles
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Published November 16th 2020 by NineStar Press
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Lex Kent
3.50 Stars. This was an odd book but I enjoyed it anyway. It kind of reminded me as if Effie Calvin’s Daughter of the Sun had a baby with Casey Matthews’ The One Who Eats Monsters and ended up living in Charlaine Harris’ Midnight, Texas. While I’m using that to give people a slight idea of the feel, it was still weird, unique, and different enough from anything that I have read before. Sophie Whit’s imagination is impressive and I’m definitely intrigued to read more.

I’m a huge urban fantasy fans
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Shannara
Dec 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Oh Lili why?!?! I want to know how things pan out!!! Why does it end there?!?! What about Jo?!?! Ugh… I really super enjoyed that, but wish it wasn’t left off with so many questions!! I really must have another book, a sequel to be exact. Immediately would be preferable, but I guess as long as I know it’s coming everything will be fine…

So I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this one, but what I wasn’t prepared for was how interesting and funny this was. I was finding myself giggling and
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Jude in the Stars
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Catch Lili Too is wonderfully weird, with a Buffy/Wynonna Earp vibe. It’s grisly and gory and super fun.

For reasons she can’t explain, Lili, an asexual Siren struggling with depression, finds herself investigating multiple murders in a small town called Gamin, after discovering a brand new ghost in the room she was about to stay in at the local inn. Even though she’s committed her fair share of horrible crimes – hence the depression, the serial killer she’s looking for terrifies her more than sh
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Hsinju Chen
Content warnings: death, blood, gore, cancer, murder, HP reference, attempted arson, drug abuse, vaping, alcohol (recreational)

This is a whimsical story with a very funny and entertaining narrative. I love all the jokes threaded throughout even though a lot of important things were happening and I couldn’t really keep up with them all. I do think there are scenes that do not line up or are a tad bit confusing, but that might just be an ARC issue.

Told in the first-person POV, the story follows an
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Andy
I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

3.5/5

Lili is a Mesopotamian siren, and she's a depressed asexual immortal. Lili is struggling to deal with her existential dread so when she stumbles upon a murdered ghost, she begrudgingly decides to solve his murder. Lili ends up with two necromancers on her team after Jason crashes her investigation. But things are more dangerous than they could've imagined in Gamin, something larger is at work than just
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Alaina
Dec 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have received this book from Shut Up & Read in exchange for an honest review.

Catch Lili Too was so much fun to read. Even though I'm a little late in reviewing for Shut Up and Read right now.. I finally finished the book. I tried to take my time devouring this.. really, I did. Yet, I just couldn't seem to put the book down. Or my phone since it was an ebook.

This book alone introduces you to so many different characters. There's a siren, necromancer, gangshi, witch, ghosts, and so much more. T
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Bertie (LuminosityLibrary)
Review to come! This was fun, I loved the sense of humour and the feeling of found family! It was a bit clunky in places, and the ending didn't come together as smoothly as I would have liked, but I had fun! Lots and lots of representation here which is always lovely. ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Catch Lili Too is irreverent, amusing, and captivating. The first chapter had me holding my breath - and from there I was intrigued. Such an unlikely cast of characters working together to try and stop a killer, and I loved them all. I don't want to give anything away, but the cheekiness and diversity made me giggle regularly, and I can't recommend this enough!

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Elena Linville
DNFed at 40%.

This was decidedly underwhelming... I am not sure where all the raving 5 star reviews come from. Yes, we have gay characters and even a trans character, but other than that sexual orientation, they have no personalities. I am not giving stars for inclusion, I'm giving stars for believable characters and good stories.

For an immortal Siren, Lili sure loves to talk smack and think that she is better / more powerful than anyone else. She looks down on a necromancer, she is condescending
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Alex Nonymous
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 12-and-13
Thanks to the author for providing an eARC of Catch Lili Too in exchange for an honest review.

Sirens & asexuality is such a smart pair of identities to mix and I'm so surprised I've never seen it done before. Whittemore's Lili is a siren like you've never seen them before and she was a delight to read. Catch Lili Too is part urban-fantasy, part-found family, part whodunnit, and part coming of age (yes, even super natural beings go through those). My favorite part was honestly watching all the ch
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Athira
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq
Catch Lili Too is incredibly captivating and I couldn't put it down. I love mythology and when I saw this was a book about a Siren who's ace, I didn't even have to think.

It was fascinating to see so many different kinds of mythological beings in a single book. A Siren, a necromancer, a gangshi, a witch, a shapeshifter and a ghost. I love all their interactions and the team dynamics. Lili and her band of queer mythical beings! It is found family at it's best.

The book is mix of urban fantasy, det
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Siobhan
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Catch Lili Too is the first book in Sophie Whittemore’s Gamin Immortals series, and it certainly has me curious to see what else the series will bring. I’ll confess, it took me a while to be pulled into this one. The way everything came together toward the end, however, made it well worth it.

Catch Lili Too is a must-read for fans of sirens, especially those that want to see a twist that I’ve never seen done before. The fact I’ve never seen it done before surprises me, though, as sirens and asexu
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Kelsee
Nov 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer-books
This book was such a fun and wild ride! It had some of my favorite tropes of found family and characters with contradictory characteristics. First, the story is told by Lili who is an asexual/demisexual siren. Then there's a gay ghost who is a poet, named Byron, but not that Byron. Then there's a trans necromance who passes out at the sight of blood. The rep in this was wide-ranging and so exciting to see. Not just on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, but also the POC spectrum and mental health as well. Li ...more
esther archerlakhani
Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Go Catch This Book! At least, if you're in the mood for a wild ride of a lifetime. Catch Lili Too feels exactly like that: a fast ride down a widely curvy road, with scenery blurring on both sides if you happen to glance out the window. Be careful, though, because the navigator of this journey is a jaded, life-weary siren who hates to be touched. Get the irony? Yep, and you'll get really used to it because author Sophie Whit has stuffed their very fun and just a little bit freaky fantastical pun ...more
Books That Burn
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: clear-ur-shit
*I received a free review copy in exchange for an honest review of this book.

Catch Lili Too is a magical murder mystery concerned with mythology, memory, and mortality. It has a respect for death, a complicated relationship with life, and just the right amount of gore.

The way this book centers the so-called "monstrous" characters and others the humans by default was really well done. It centers the MC's perspective by showing how she thinks with a minimum of translation between her perspective
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Joyfully Jay
Dec 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: elizabeth
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.5 stars


Catch Lili Too is the first book in a new paranormal series, the Gamin Immortals, and introduces a plethora of paranormal characters I haven’t seen before. It’s a series that focus on the so-called monsters, such as Lili, who feeds on human hearts (though a pig heart will do in a pinch), or Jo, who needs human souls to survive.

Lili is a siren without a memory. She has flashes of the past, but, for the most part, she ignores them. After so many centuries, after so
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Cláudia
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I recieved a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own.





TW: gore, blood, graphic violence, the death of a secondary character, suicide, murder, cancer, references to mental illness





This book came as a nice change to what I had been reading until this one. Not because it is so different it isn't, but because it was so entertaining and captivating, and I didn't want to put it down.





I loved all the different mythological characters there were in

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Viktoria
May 07, 2022 rated it it was ok
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Phoebe
Sophie Whittemore creates their own world in Minnesota and I do not want to live there. Just saying. Whittemore’s descriptions are creepy and otherworldly in Catch Lili Too. I want to echo Byron’s, then Lili’s, and freaking everyone else’s, “Why would you go there?!”

Whittemore compiles their own Scooby gang and what a cast of characters we have. Let’s run a quick rundown: Byron the gay poltergeist, Jason the trans necromancer with ADHD, Jo the Asian lesbian ghoul, Ikiaq the Indigenous Inuit shap
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Mackenzie (bookish_black_hole)
review up on my blog! find it here:
http://colourmeread.com/catch-lili-too/
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Siavahda
Received an ARC through NetGalley; actual rating 3.5

I knew this one was going to be special when I saw the title - a play on 'lilitu', a siren/succubus-esque creature from Sumerian mythology. It promised that a) the author was going to draw on myths we don't see utilised for urban fantasy very often, and b) there would be plenty of tongue-in-cheek moments.

And Catch Lili Too delivered!

I admit that the beginning felt a little heavy on the info-dumping, but once the basics had been established the
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Heather Barksdale
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Catch Lili Too” introduces Lili, an immortal siren, as she finds herself in a depressive state and just trying to hide away from the world. But the world has other plans, as Lili is drawn into trying to catch a serial killer by her impromptu ghost friend Byron.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I will say that it is not going to be for everyone as the story itself is quite out there. It also happens to be filled with a huge amount of mythical creatures and a protagonist that is sarcastic and
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Deborah James
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was approached by the author Sophie if I would read their book in exchange for an honest review and of course I agreed!

“To those who taught me how to love – both internally and externally. To those who have magic in their veins and stories in their blood. You’re all stars.”

Lili is a siren, a creature that is partly human and renowned for luring sailors to their doom with their magical signing voices. She is immortal.

“Catch me if you can, Lili.

Or I’ll catch you.”

Being asexual doesn’t exactly he
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Monika
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: not-cis-authors
CATCH LILI TOO was an unusual reading choice for me, but when the author approached me about their "queer punk fantasy" book, something about this description was irresistible:

Lili is a Mesopotamian siren, and life as an immortal being is hard enough as it is. She’s asexual (which is incredibly difficult to reconcile if your entire point as a mythical being is to seduce people to death). She’s also struggling with depression from being alive for so long.

She moonlights as an immortal detective tr
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Bethany Martin
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Catch Lili Too is an urban fantasy in which anything considered remotely monstrous can be found. Whittemore draws from legend to populate her novel, ranging from Greek myths to Indigenous folktales for inspiration. The novel is part fantasy, part mystery; it's a detective story woven into a contrasting tapestry of mobile phones and blood drinking.

The story is simple: Lili, a siren, arrives in a small town to find a dead poet in her hotel room and a taunt directed at her. She teams up with the ma
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Gloria
Feb 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
*Disclaimer – I received free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Catch Lili Too is a dark fantasy horror story with as many monsters as it has twists and turns. With a sympathetic and flawed protagonist, just human enough to engage with, but with clear supernatural abilities and appetites, the reader is drawn into an emotional story filled with philosophical and moral ambiguities. The ingenuity of an asexual siren and the complications that that would entail makes for a striking
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Chell
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I got an arc of this book for an honest review from Netgalley.

This book was amazing. I absolutely loved every minute of it. There are not a lot of books out there that feature asexual characters so when I saw this book featured an asexual siren I just knew I had to read it. And let me tell you this book did not disappoint.

This book is what a series like True Blood failed to be. It's a cool mystery featuring creatures that are in all different types of cultures. This makes the world of the book
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Lala (Daily Dose of Books)
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
I had this ARC on my TBR pile since November last year, and I am so mad at myself for not starting it sooner. I loved the book so much even if sometimes I got a tad confused. I am very bad at remembering names, and there were a lot of characters involved. Despite all of this, the book did get me out of a reading slump, and it also stamped itself on my mind!

The first thing that caught my attention (and the main reason why I accepted the request), was the cast. I have to admit; it did not disappoi
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Steph
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Thieving Magpie
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gay ghost, a trans necromancer and an demi-/asexual siren...
... try to solve a murder, aided by a lesbian witch and a whole lot of other mythical creatures.

This book is awesome! It has everything I want and more. Queer representation! Mythical creatures! Funny, really funny chapter titles! Relatable characters! An incredible plot! A culprit who was not out in the open the whole time!
This book was such a funny read! I was a bit sceptical at first but as soon as the ghost showed up and they for
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Sophie Whittemore is a Dartmouth Film/Digital Arts major with a mom from Indonesia and a dad from Minnesota. They're known for their Legends of Rahasia series, specifically, the viral publication Priestess for the Blind God, and newest LGBT+ paranormal thriller "CATCH LILI TOO" with NineStar Press. Their writing career kicked off with the whimsical Impetus Rising collection, published at age 17. T ...more

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“Demisexual?” Her face, that beautiful face, remains unchanged. Doesn’t shift to
incredulity or boredom. Just understanding. Beautiful understanding and acceptance. “I
know. I won’t press you into anything you don’t want. I love you, Lili. All of you and all
of how you think and live and breathe. Demisexual just means loving differently, and
there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s your everything I love. Not bits and pieces.”

“My everything?”

She nuzzles her forehead beneath my chin. “Yes, your everything. Silly siren.”
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“In Sumer, they wrote hymns about liquor and beer. Compared it to the onrush of the
Tigris and Euphrates. Sang odes to the goddess Ninkasi. No matter how long ago or how
recent, people drink to forget.”
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