Book Review: Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish
ashley | I’ve really enjoyed Kristi Chrish’s Owl series, these books are adventurous and full of sassy, supernatural fun. Owl and the Electric Samurai stuck with this tried and true formula, giving readers exactly what they expect from Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, antiquities thief for hire.
I had a hard time getting into this one, perhaps because it’s been a while since I’ve read the other Owl books. However, once I refamiliarized myself with this world, it all came back to me quickly and ended on a high note. The roaring adventure, the witty comments, the supernatural creatures and all the exciting magical lore is still ever present.
Sticking with the tagline of “Indiana Jane”, The Electric Samurai is probably the closest to an Indiana Jones feel of all the Owl books and I loved it. The last half of the book in a booby-trapped tomb with evil elves sacrificing a supernatural to a hungry magic suit very much made up for the slow start and reignited my interest in Owl’s adventures.
As is always the case, Owl stirred up a bunch of trouble and the book leaves us on a cliff wondering how she’s going to fix this mess. Charish keeps pumping out adventure after adventure and I’m sure she, and Owl, have plenty more tricks up their sleeves.
may 8, 2017