Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Empath by Erica Crouch

Odessa is a seventeen year-old girl who has been forced into the life of being a charlatan by her mother, who is devoid of any real power. Odessa having a strong moral compass tries to convince her mother that shamming people is a bad idea only gets punished if she does to much to go against her. However after her mother is rendered disabled in a seance gone so very wrong, she is the one to run the show, reading tarot and palms to keep them fed. But when someone wants her to hold another seance, to open the door one more time, will she be strong enough to face it?

I really liked this book. It might help that I have a minor fascination with the Tarot, and the occult to be honest. And this book handles these ancient practices perfectly. From sage to ward away evil spirits, to the descriptions of her tarot and palm readings. Erica really nailed it.

The characters are also extremely well developed. From the antagonist Madame Elena, and the sweet strength that is Odessa, to the sweet charming nature of Benjamin. She weaves them throughout the story to keep you attached, or to further the story.

All in all this book was wonderfully done and I look forward to reading more of the series.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my review which I freely and honestly give.

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