“On the house.” His fangs gleam in the low light. “A welcoming gift from the Turquoise Tavern. After all, we are not all monsters.”
- Title: She Steals Justice
- Author: J. Clark
- Genre: Fantasy
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publication date: February 28, 2022
Being one of its Kickstarter backers, I’ve known about She Steals Justice for a while now. I also know the author, so I was excited about this one coming out.
She Steals Justice follows Robyn through Athens, Georgia as she wrestles with the fact her sister, who has an abusive boyfriend, is now pregnant. She soon finds herself stuck between a choice with a bow in her hands: to shoot or not to shoot. And that decision leads her down a rabbit hole as she uncovers the supernatural truth about her heritage, the church, and more.
The story goes in so many directions that I couldn’t predict. The author loves to keep the readers on their toes as the world becomes more magical with the page. The concepts of angels versus demons and much more were fun to follow. I also liked the descriptions of magic throughout.
The characters were great as well. They were all memorable and complex, which brought them all to life. I especially liked Robyn’s and Pandora’s relationship. They had a great bond.
My main critique was that this story felt a bit rushed. It sets up a book two, but this book itself could’ve been two. Some scenes skipped ahead. Other parts could’ve been expanded upon to dive into Robyn’s consequences. We don’t see much of a dive into her emotions before she’s off to her next decision. I would’ve liked to explore that more.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book and diving into this unique world.
Average rating on Goodreads: 4.67/5