Saturday, August 4, 2012

Friday Favourites: Your Favourite Book From July?

Friday Favourites - a chance to rave about a favourite reading/book related topic each week.

Sometimes you just want a chance to rave about some favourite aspect of reading that doesn't really come up during regular blogging posts - that's what this is about. I'm willing to bet that at least some of those will come up one week or another.

This week I'm asking what your favourite book from the month of July was.

My answer (along with an excuse for why I'm so quiet these days):

First the excuse: I've got something stuck under some of the keys on my keyboard right now and need to clean it properly. In the mean time, typing properly is horrible - the enter key and a couple of others feel mushy.

Now for my answer, and it's a book I still need to review:
The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff.

The amazon.com product description:
First in a brand-new urban fantasy series from the author of The Blood Books

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, and they like to keep this in the family. Alysha Gale is tired of having all her aunts try to run her life, both personally and magically. So when the letter from her Gran arrives willing her a "junk" shop in Calgary, Alysha jumps at the chance. It isn't until she gets there that she realizes her customers are fey. And no one told her there's trouble brewing in Calgary-trouble so big that even calling in the family may not save the day...
After a customer recommended this one to me, I decided to give it a try. I know I've loved reading a number of Tanya Huff's other books, namely the "Blood" series, and all the things I loved about those books were present in this one. The setting however, is new: The Enchantment Emporium is set in Calgary, which I have to admit I don't know anything about in terms of geography and architecture. However, it was still a very good read, and I'd be willing to be that for Calgary residents there's the same thrill I got out of Blood Debt, of seeing familiar places described and mentioned.

Definitely a fun read and one I have to recommend to fans of urban fantasy. I'd say more, but I want to save some comments for my actual review.

I do have to say though, that despite loving The Enchantment Emporium, I'm having a nearly impossible time getting into the sequel, Wild Ways.
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