|TITLE: The Sin Collector |
AUTHOR: Jessica Fortunato
BUY IT: Amazon
RATING: 4.5/5 [in the genre] or 7/10 [all books I’ve ever read].
FOR: Anyone who likes vampires (though this is not about vampires) or Anne Rice (again, not about vampires but similar aesthetic). Anyone who’s interested in the occult. Anyone looking for a fast-paced read with light romance.
The Basics: The Sin Collector is a rare beauty in a paranormal market overwrought with vampires and the occasional witch. Exploring the old obscure sin-eaters myths of England and Scotland, it creates a hidden world of Collectors that feels both ancient and breathtakingly new. Liliana is a childlike character with the wisdom of a century under her belt and a sarcastic tongue that keeps the tone light and makes for laugh-out-loud pages. While the other characters aren’t as strong, they’re sufficient to prop up a fast-paced plot. Once I started reading, it was a trick to put it down.