Moonshine by Jasmine Gower Angry Robot Books Sci Fi & Fantasy Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Moonshine is a fantasy with jazz age pizazz. Ashland lies at the foot of a volcano, and Soot City is a bustling metropolis complete with gangsters, speakeasies and Modern Girls (flappers straight from the mold). But there is something else that defines Soot City - the existence of magic.
Daisy Dell is the quintessential modern girl, fashionable, educated and ready to take on the world. She also has a few tricks up her sleeve - the trinkets left to her by her grandmother are magic. Her new job seems to be a simple office job, typing letters and filing reports. She soon discovers her job isn’t quite what it seems and the people aren’t quite what she expects. But as a Modern Girl she isn’t one to back down when the going gets dangerous. When she and her friends are targeted by an assassin hired by a conniving politician, she learns just what type of a family she’s joined. Be prepared for a wild gin and magic fueled ride.
Moonshine is a fantasy that has a unique spark and an unusual premise. It is definitely a standout fantasy that will leave readers thirsting for more of its special blend. The characters and the story are unforgettable.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Moonshine from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Daisy's starting a new job and stylish city life, but mage-hunters out for her dark magic threaten to destroy her vogue image. In the flourishing metropolis of Soot City (a warped version of 1920s Chicago), progressive ideals reign and the old ways of magic and liquid mana are forbidden. Daisy Dell is a Modern Girl – stylish, educated and independent – keen to establish herself in the city but reluctant to give up the taboo magic inherited from her grandmother. Her new job takes her to unexpected places, and she gets more attention than she had hoped for. When bounty hunters start combing the city for magicians, Daisy must decide whether to stay with her new employer – even if it means revealing the grim source of her occult powers.