Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Tenants of 7C

The Tenants of 7C
By: Alice Degan

On a back alley in Toronto's Kensington Market, above the Heaven & Earth Bakery, there's an apartment with a room for rent. The rent is negotiable. The location varies. Humans need not apply. For Nick, who calls 7C home, real life can be a lot weirder than his friends' role-playing games. Between regular stints at his job delivering bread and cinnamon buns to the otherworldly population of the city, these days he finds himself dodging attacks from vampire-hunting tourists, possessed pigeons, and his boss's unborn child. Welcome to a world of obnoxious fairies and bored vampires, satyrs who love '80s music and demons who play video games. Welcome to 7C. Good luck finding the bathroom.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The synopsis did absolutely not do this book any justice. Everything from the plot lines to the characters to the setting were all such original ideas that I couldn't help but be surprised and enthralled at every turn. From the moment that the apartment (7C) was described I was completely hooked. I wanted to be there, exploring it. I wanted to talk to the characters and ask them questions, get to know them. All except for Claire, who is the most unlikeable character in the book.

Every time a new class of being was introduced I was excited to see as to what capacity the author was use them and how they would differ from my current (and admittedly poor) knowledge of mythical creatures. Each of the main characters brought something new and different to the story, while at the same time being human in their feelings and actions. The tenants of 7C were all something independent from each other but all intertwined in their relationships and caring for one another.

The book was short, and was surprisingly full of conflict for a book of it's size. It didn't dwell on any one thing in particular or drag anything circumstances out, so there were no dull parts in the book. It was a nice smooth, descriptive and interesting read that I enjoyed far more than I expected to. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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