Review of ‘Catch Lili Too’ by Sophie Whittemore
This was an odd wlw urban fantasy book but I enjoyed it anyway. It kind of reminded me as if Effie Calvin’s ‘Daughter of the Sun’ had a baby with Casey Matthews’ ‘The One Who Eats Monsters’ and ended up living in Charlaine Harris’ ‘Midnight, Texas’. While I’m using that to give people a slight idea of the feel, it was still weird, unique, and different enough from anything that I have read before. Sophie Whit’s imagination is impressive and I’m definitely intrigued to read more.
I’m a huge urban fantasy fan and I love when a book has such a wide range of supernatural characters. Sirens’, vamps, weres, witches, zombies, ghosts, and those were just the common supernaturals. There were also beings from myths and legends from other parts of the world. I love supernatural creatures and I have a pretty good encyclopedia of them going on in my head. But, from this book, I actually learned a new being and a new name for a being I already knew. The geek in me loves this stuff so that made me a happy camper.
I was also happy with the diversity in this book. A woman who is still learning if she is ace or demi, a trans guy, a lesbian, and some gay and bi characters. There is a light and sweet MLM romance between secondary characters, and a WLW romance that is just at the beginning stages. I was a little disappointed that the WLW romance didn’t build more. While I like the two as a potential couple, I needed to see more feelings actually develop before they just announced that there were feelings between them. This was definitely a time that the book needed more show and less tell. I’m hoping this will be made up for in future books.
I didn’t really get into the premise yet but there is a ragtag crew of humans and monsters, that get together to hunt down a serial killer. Is the killer a human monster or a supernatural one? So while this book has some action and monster fights, this is also a bit of a murder mystery. The mystery was good because it hooks you right into the first pages of the book. And while you think you may know who the killer is, it is almost impossible not to question yourself over and over which was pretty fun.
As other reviewers have mentioned, I was not big on the ending either. It wasn’t bad or anything but I think the big climax most people were expecting was much smaller. It’s funny but the crew has a big fight scene a little over halfway and that action scene was more exciting to me than the big finale was. I also was not crazy about a few things left hanging, but I noticed that this is a book one. I’m so happy that it clearly states that and knowing that this is a series, I know I will get my answers eventually.
This is an oddball book, which is pretty different, so I know it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I would recommend this to fans of urban fantasy, paranormal, and mythology. The story is kind of weird but I think it’s the kind of book that will stick with me for a while. I’m going to remember this and when book 2 comes out, I know I will be excited to read it. 3.50 Stars.
A copy was given to me for an honest review.
Catch Lili Too
This was an odd wlw urban fantasy book but I enjoyed it anyway. It kind of reminded me as if Effie Calvin’s 'Daughter of the Sun' had a baby with Casey Matthews’ 'The One Who Eats Monsters' and ended up living in Charlaine Harris’ 'Midnight, Texas'. While I’m using that to give people a slight idea of the feel, it was still weird, unique, and different enough from anything that I have read before. Sophie Whit’s imagination is impressive and I’m definitely intrigued to read more.
URL: 3.5 stars, Asexuality / Demisexuality, Assassin - Murderer, Ghosts, Trans, Vampires, Witch
Author: Sophie Whittemore