Friday, March 20, 2015
Book Review: Foxglove Summer
Book 5 in the Peter Grant series
AUTHOR: Ben Aaronovich
GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
PREMISE: Peter goes outside of London to help with a missing girls case.
MY REVIEW: So I've now fully caught up with this series. I love it just as much as when I read the first book, Midnight Riot. Some long series can lose steam as the books go on, but this one has remained fun and charming.
This one does not deal with what happened with Leslie in the last one. It's very much a business as usual/case of the week type of book. However, Leslie's absence and the consequences of her actions are felt throughout it. I sort of think this case was Nightingale's inadvertent way of giving Peter a vacation. I know a kidnapping case is hardly a vacation, but this is Nightingale we're talking about. He probably went: oh hey, out of town case. Peter needs to get out of town for awhile. Two birds with one stone!
If you've read the first book, you probably already know whether or not this series is for you. If you have not read Midnight Riot, seriously do so. Especially if you're a Dresden Files fan or urban fantasy fan of any sort.
WHO SHOULD READ: those that have read the first four Peter Grant books, Dresden File fans, Harry Potter fans, urban fantasy fans, police procedural fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five snarky magicians