2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 6 books toward her goal of 240 books.

Book Review: Working Weekend by Penelope Hill

I liked this one! It was an original spin on common supernatural themes, offered with a generous dose of humor and a peek behind the curtain at authors, writing, fandom, and the magic that is themed conventions. I found it snarky and funny and just the right amount of dark. I wasn’t sure where things were going for a while, and enjoyed the sense of confusion and uncertainty. It built a nice tension that kept me turning pages until things started falling into place. The characters were a great blend of personalities that intermingled tropes and originality in a way I thought perfect for the story – which is, itself, such a melange. It was a cool construct that worked beautifully here.

The writing was solid and the pacing generally quite good, although there were a few spots where I felt like things were hurried along and not as carefully laid out as the earliest bits (the prime example for me being the Big Confrontation at the end). There was a bit of openness at the end that left me cautiously optimistic that we might get to join Marcus in further adventures – a trip I’d definitely sign up for, even with the attendant dangers! All in all it was a highly enjoyable tale and I’d definitely look for more from Penelope Hill.

Thanks to the amazing (and absolutely memorable!) folks at Elsewhen Press for my obligation-free review copy.

Share this Fabulous post with the World:
  • Print
  • Add to favorites
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Digg
  • email
  • RSS
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Buzz
  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
  • blogmarks
  • Blogosphere

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>







Please note that all content appearing on Jill-Elizabeth.com is copyright protected. As such, no text may be reproduced or distributed, in whole or in part, in any medium without express written or electronic consent from the author. To obtain such consent, please submit your name, the text you would like to reproduce and/or distribute, and the medium in which you would like to reproduce and/or distribute it to JillElizabeth@jill-elizabeth.com. You will be contacted within seventy-two hours regarding your request.