Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Rook

Monday, September 25, 2023

Book Review - Rook


About the Book

In Rook you get a standalone adventure set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series brims with humor, heart, and—of course—a hefty dose of supernatural mayhem.

Abigail Rook never intended to be the mortal bridge between the human and supernatural world. But now, the power of the Sight--and all the chaos that comes with seeing the essential truth of everything, every human, fairy, werewolf, enchanted slip of paper, and municipal building, at all times--is hers alone. With this overwhelming new gift, she should be able to solve crimes and help New Fiddleham, New England find calm in its supernatural chaos.

The only problem? She has no idea what she’s doing.

And New Fiddleham isn't waiting for Abigail to be ready. Local witches and other magical beings are going missing, as tensions between human and supernatural residents curdle into a hatred that could tear the city apart. Abigail's fiance, Charlie, works alongside her to unravel the magical disappearances, but as a shapeshifter, he's under threat as well. Then Abigail's parents appear, ready to take her back to England and marry her off to someone she's never met. Abigail has no choice but to follow her Sight, her instincts, and any clues she can find to track a culprit who is trying destroy everything she holds dear.

My Take on the Book

I can say that I have not read the other books in this series, so I had to do a bit of catch-up, but after reading this I can say that I am going back to read the others. The author of this book has done a tremendous job at creating characters you can relate to because of the struggles that they have and how real the struggles are. In this book you find the main character dealing with many of the traditional realities of the day and her parents (mainly her mother) pushing her to conform to a certain mold. Beyond this, you get a mixture of mystery, magic, crime, and more that Abigail needs to solve. The book moves quickly and keeps you on the edge of your seat.  As mentioned, I had not read the books before, but by reading this book I was able to put the pieces together quickly and this book really stood on its' own. That being said, as mentioned, I do plan to go back to enjoy the other stories too! 
Overall, this was a great book that I highly recommend.

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