Title: The Corner Store Witch
Release Date September 20th, 2016
The Chronicles of Narnia but with more swearing, more katanas, and less allegory. It’s nerdy, anime inspired fun for the whole family.
Leone owns Pulp Magic (Comics, Books, Games, & More). Angry customers are her biggest concern until a man from another world literally drops into her shop. And oni have followed him. Leone defends herself with a magical staff, which marks her with powerful runes. Her supernatural tattoo sleeves make her desperately thirsty, yet practically allergic to water and oh, they foretell the fate of the realms of demons, gods, and men.
With her four friends and inter-dimensional guide, Leone travels to the realm of the gods, searching for magical cosmetic surgery. She doesn’t want to carry the fate of the world literally on her arms. But the truth she finds of a war raging between worlds-changes her, challenges her.
What’s a nerd to do with the fate of all worlds at stake? Ah yes, kick some demon ass.
MY TAKE ON THIS BOOK3
Thank you to Netgalley for providing me a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Love the cover of the book. This book is a quick read. We are introduced to Leone who owns Pulp Magic( books, comics, games and more) and her baseball bat. We get to see her interactions with her friends/employees. Then suddenly a man drops into her store. Leone and her friends have different reactions to the man from another dimension. The man has apparently stolen a staff from a dead monk which has brought him to earth and whoever touches the staff gets burned. Leone later realizes that demons have also entered the world along with the man. Later the staff marks her hand with a tattoo which gives her the staff’s powers. She then later travels along with her 4 friends to another dimension in search of a solution to get the tattoo off her hand. The book shows us her journey to the inter-dimension
Now for the characters, Leone(shop owner),has anger issues and she wants to prove to others that she can own a shop at a very young age. Leone’s three friends/employees-Courtney(lazy one), Shandi(the innocent one) and Maya(brainy one). Leone’s twin sister Lakeisha is the successful sister and polar opposite of Leone. There are some parts in the book where the sisters have a good dynamic between them. The intentions of the mystery guy are still unknown. The book doesn’t give a detailed character background. Would love to learn more about Leone’s friends.
The book started out at an interesting pace but it became a little boring later in some parts of the book. Hope to see more character development in the sequels.
This book did not end with a cliffhanger but with an end making way for future installments. A time-pass read and will definitely read the sequel to see how the story goes.