I'm an illusionist, not a psychic.
Going on TV is supposed to advance my career, but things go wrong.
Like vampires and zombies kind of wrong.
My name is Sasha Urban, and this is how I learned what I am.
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No Tricks Here, Great Start to a New Series
4 STARS to The Girl Who Sees!
An exciting new Urban Fantasy Series, with Seers and Vampires and Necromancers, oh my!
Meet Sasha Urban. By day she’s a Hedge Fund Analyst, by night she’s an Illusionist.
This girl does not play tricks and don’t tell her she does either!
Sasha is looking at honing in on her special effects to leave her boring day job and pursue her passion of making magic. For Sasha, her abilities are an effect, she has yet to discover (or understand?) how innate her skills actually are. She wants to be the first famous female Illusionist and join the ranks of other famous magicians like Harry Houdini and my all time fav Criss Angel!
Sash gets her big lucky break when she’s invited on a live talk show to demonstrate her abilities. But something goes wrong, or quite likely right, that puts Sasha on a path to discovering who she really is.
Sasha’s history is shrouded in mystery. She has adoptive parents but no recollection of her biological mom and dad. What else is mysterious is the course of events that keep putting her in danger. Let’s just say that after her shocking revelation during her live TV spiel, life takes a turn for the worse, or better yet, her life is in danger and all Sasha can do is react to the course of events that could end her life!
This is an action pact story full of twists and turns where Sasha discovers that a supernatural world exists and she’s a part of that world. The urgency of this story is in the non-stop action that takes place over the course of a few days.
The Girl Who Sees is a fun read that promises to take you into the world(s) of the supernatural. I really enjoyed Sasha’s character. She’s upbeat, determined, and on the verge of life changing events. As the story unfolds you learn snippets of Sasha’s life, her friendships, her mysterious boss and the newbie interlopers that attempt to take her down a course of events that will forever change her. Book One ends on an exciting note and I was really disappointed that there wasn’t more. On another note, the pop culture references were awesome! If you like the realities of our world infused in your fantasy, you will not be disappointed. This part of the author’s writing is fantastic!
Now that Sasha is thrust into her new state of existence I’m hoping the author will take some time to have Sasha be a bit more reflective. While book one was full of action, Sasha had no time to breathe and really contemplate her situation. She just simply reacted from one tumultuous event to the next. Between being chased down by zombie-like creatures for most of the book and meeting the council, you don’t get a strong read on Sasha’s relationships with her roommates and others. - Sasha isn’t even terrified by the dead bodies that keep coming after her. I was hoping for a bit more angst in this regard. Now that doors have closed for Sasha and others have opened, I’m hoping there will be some time for Sasha to explore the mystery that is her life!
This is my very first time reading a book by Dima Zales. While I’m not new to Urban Fantasy books, the author’s writing style is new to me. I’m looking forward to reading how he builds this world. The biggest intrigue being the mystery of Nero and what he wants from Sasha. Will this become a love interest or a potential enemy? This inquiring mind wants to know!
I was kindly provided an ARC for an honest review. All opinions shared here are my own.
Completely looking forward to see what happens to Sasha in Misfortune Teller. CAN’T WAIT!
Wow This series is amazing some of the best writing I have a ever read. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait for the next in the series.