Out on a Limb by Luis Paredes
"How many perverts d'ya think sucked on those toes before the police rolled in?" With that question, Out On a Limb kicks off an irreverent, foul-mouthed, and horrific urban fantasy noir series following the exploits of private occult investigators Rebecca Suarez and Peyton Marx. In this fast-paced novella that readers can devour in an afternoon, Rebecca and Peyton are stumped by their strangest case yet—a tree growing human legs. The dangling gams become the least of their concerns when nearby trees start consuming more than just carbon dioxide. Now the investigators must use their powers and the NYPD's magical tech to find the mage responsible for this heinous crime and stop a bloody disaster from creeping across the Empire State.
Content Warning: Violence
Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Characters: Roles are clear
Immersion: Didn’t want to put the book down
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: New ideas came up
Cover: Matches the story well
I found the general idea of this story to be a cool one. It was handled well with its magical shift in the world kind of à la The Witcher’s Continent (minus the previously fantasy world). It was unique and enjoyable with a distinct voice that felt very noir. Magical noir maybe?
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