Comeuppance Served Cold by Marion Deeds {Book Review}

Huge thank you and shout out to JeanBookNerd and Tor for allowing me to be on this tour. This book was a quick read that had me wanting to know what was next. A perfect blend of historical, fantasy and crime in one! Don't forget to check out the other bloggers on the tour by visiting the schedule!

: Comeuppance Served Cold

Author: Marion Deeds

Age: Adult

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Crime

Publication Date: March 22, 2022

Publisher: Tordotcom

Source: Paperback

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Seattle, 1929—a bitterly divided city overflowing with wealth, violence, and magic.

A respected magus and city leader intent on criminalizing Seattle’s most vulnerable magickers hires a young woman as a lady’s companion to curb his rebellious daughter’s outrageous behavior.

The widowed owner of a speakeasy encounters an opportunity to make her husband’s murderer pay while she tries to keep her shapeshifter brother safe.

A notorious thief slips into the city to complete a delicate and dangerous job that will leave chaos in its wake.

One thing is for certain—comeuppance, eventually, waits for everyone.

My Rating: 

Quote(s) I Like:
"Ancestry does not confer respectability." - Mr. Earnshaw

"Yeah. You're a colored woman opening a business on your own. Let them know you're someone to be reckoned with." - Philippe

"Nice clothes and expensive homes are no substitute for character." - Francis

"I don't mean to  sound highfalutin, but this body is my instrument. My canvas, so to speak, and the only one who is going to mark it is me." - Dolly

My Thoughts:
This was a pretty interesting quick read. I enjoyed the characters and plot line a lot. Going with a 4.5 star rating for this one. I enjoyed the world. I think the atmosphere was amazing. Definitely gave off that noir kind of vibe.

I enjoyed Dolly and how bold she was. She was authentic from start to finish and deadly. The way she handled herself against those men was insane. Fiona was an okay character. She was a hurt daughter who knew only how to lash out against her father and brother. Violet was a cool character as well. I like how she kept working even when Mr. Earnshaw kept coming for her, plus she was black!!

Mr. Earnshaw and his son Francis were the epitome of twisted men! I couldn't stand either one of them. I wished they had real consequences for their actions, but in dealing with Dolly I guess it was good enough.

The magic was simple. I wish there was more to it, but it was good enough for me to enjoy. Overall, this was a fun read and I look forward to reading more from Marion.

About the Author
Marion Deeds was born in Santa Barbara, California and moved to northern California when she was five. She loves the redwoods, the ocean, dogs and crows.

She’s fascinated by the unexplained, and curious about power: who has it, who gets it, what is the best way to wield it. These questions inform her stories.

Deeds has published Aluminum Leaves and Copper Road from Falstaff Books, with short works in Podcastle and several anthologies. She reviews fiction and writes a column for the review site Fantasy Literature.

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