Getting Wilde by Jenn Stark
Published 2015, Elewyn
Thanks to Netgalley for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I really like the characters of Sara Wilde and the Magician. I feel like this book filled in a little of the backstory that I needed it to, and it introduced some new characters that will provide some good interactions in futures stories -- Brody, Nikki, the Devil, the High Priestess, etc.
I had FUN with this book, but I had a serious problem with it -- it felt UNFINISHED. It didn't feel like there was a complete story, but instead was comprised of mostly character development and getting everything into place for future books. I appreciate the world-building, but I needed it to have that story -- which in this case seemed to be the missing girls, who turned out to be a plot device and the last 25% of the book was more setup, rather than a big explosive finish leading into the next book's story.
Overall, I'd read another, to see what happens with Sara Wilde and if all this setup was worth it. I'd give it that shot because of the snarky awesome-sauce that is Sara.