*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*
This was pretty much your typical urban fantasy. The plot was action packed with a bit of mystery. The main character was kind of snarky and rough around the edges but not really a bad person. The MC had a crew of all different supernaturals, including a zombie, a yeti, and a banshee (well, kind of—she was actually his lawyer). The writing style was conversational, like the MC was talking to you sometimes. The dialogue was mostly joke-y and banter-y, even when the characters were in serious situations. The MC’s thoughts were usually joke-y too. So I think whether or not you like this book is really going to depend on what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for typical urban fantasy fun with a well-paced plot and lots of banter between character, this will deliver. If you’re looking for something that stands out in the genre, like I was, this might disappoint—or maybe not, it really just depends on your taste. It wasn’t bad; it simply wasn’t what I was looking for.
The idea of the MC being able to create boxes out of the “dim” (the space between dimensions) was neat though, something I’d never read about. There was also a pretty good, twisty mystery, though I’m not sure I quite understood the whole explanation. And there was a nice dynamic among the friends at times.
So overall, while it wasn’t quite what I was looking for, this book was a light, easy urban fantasy read that others might enjoy.
Anyone who likes typical urban fantasy with action, banter, snarky main characters, and lots of supernatural creatures.
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Bram Stoker Award ® Nominated Author
Need to hide something from the fae?
Got a tricky trans-dimensional delivery to make?
Need a big ball of magic that can destroy the world?
Call Black Box Inc.
The world as we know it is gone. Since the “extradimensional happening,” every creature, monster, and fairy tale goblin has turned Asheville, North Carolina, into their personal playground. An uneasy truce exists between the races, but Chase Lawter’s unique ability puts him squarely in the crosshairs of treachery, feuds, and monsters looking to make a buck on black market goods. Chase is the only known being who can pull material from between dimensions and shape it into whatever he likes—like boxes. Like boxes in which folks hide smoking guns and severed heads. Only Chase can hide the boxes, and only Chase can recover them from the Dim. All for a tidy sum, of course.
His crack team—a yeti, a zombie, and a fae-trained assassin—have his back. What could possibly go wrong?