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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

Utterly fantastic Johannesburg murder-mystery urban fantasy. December is a wonderfully compelling character and her Sloth is adorable; the plot has just the right number of twists and the worldbuilding is spectacular. Read full review

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User Review  - jessicariddoch - LibraryThing

having no preconceptions about this book - the cover looked nice and it was in the science fiction section. - I was delighted by the quality of the writing it contained. The world this book is based in is almost like the real world except that some people have animals attached to them. Read full review

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User Review  - SChant - LibraryThing

Enjoyed Moxyland but not sure I buy into the premise of this one - you do something wrong and you magically get a familiar/spirit animal and magic powers? What? There might have been a decent ... Read full review

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User Review  - amanderson - LibraryThing

What a pleasantly dark and creative fantasy and mystery, set in Johannesburg, all slangy and urban slummy and vividly described. It has a real sense of place. It takes Philip Pullman's Golden Compass ... Read full review

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

Weird, almost urban fantasy but with more of a SF feel to it. The basic premise is that back in '96 (or so no-one knows for sure) there was a moment of epiphany and anyone since then who committed ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheAlternativeOne - LibraryThing

Urban Science Fiction Criminals acquire animal familiars (it happens right after the crime is committed) and most acquire a unique “gift”, as well. Zinzi can track items but can she track a missing ... Read full review

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User Review  - kinsey_m - LibraryThing

I found the premise of this book highly interesting: for an unknown reason, anyone commiting a crime starts to become "animaled".That is, a given animal joins them and they get a power (seems a bit ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vikz.Richards - LibraryThing

Why did I read this book I have wanted to read this book for some time. However, The hype that surrounded it made me hesitate. But, It's constant appearance on award lists encouraged me to finally dig ... Read full review

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User Review  - LemonLover - LibraryThing

I really liked the concept of this book and I really liked the main character. I was considering adding this book to my prestigious list of favourite books, but then it got bad. Really the book didn't ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

This novel is located in a very interesting space between urban fantasy, true crime, and what can only be called magical realism. Our protagonist Zinzi has descended into a new class of pariah, where ... Read full review


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