Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Arcane by Andrew S. French - Book Tour & Review

The Arcane

Orphaned science nerd and maths prodigy Alice Valentine wants to ace her studies. She's spent all her life struggling to make friends, passed between foster families and care homes, isolated and lonely. Losing herself in academia from an early age, she becomes the first sixteen-year-old at her local university. Her whole world changes, but nothing can prepare Alice for the night she's attacked by a werewolf.

But even that isn't as strange as discovering she has an identical twin sister, Cassie.

And Cassie kills werewolves. And all the other monsters Alice didn't believe existed.

Alice and Cassie set off to discover what happened to their parents, a journey that takes them from northern England to the edge of the apocalypse, unsure if they will save the world or destroy it.

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My Review
The Arcane is the first book in a series, and it's definitely worth the read. 
First, that cover is amazing. I was immediately drawn in by both the cover and the synopsis.
The story is about a teenage prodigy studying at university. She's an orphan with no friends, and one night she's attacked by a werewolf. That attack sets off the rest of the story, where Alice (our prodigy) discovers her twin sister (who she didn't even know existed) is a monster slayer. How fun!
Seriously, though, this book is basically Buffy meets Supernatural meets... I don't know what other shows I could compare it to. Just know that it's definitely a really fun story for fans of those shows. 
I really liked Alice. She's quirky and nerdy and just so likeable. Cassie's pretty cool, too. 
The plot is easy to get sucked into, and I found myself eagerly flipping pages to see what would happen next. 
If you're a fan of exciting supernatural thrillers reminiscent of Buffy or Supernatural, definitely give this one a read.
4.5 stars!

About the author.

Andrew French is a man of no wealth and little taste. He lives amongst faded seaside glamour on the North East coast of England. He likes gin and cats but not together, new music and old movies, curry and ice cream. Slow bike rides and long walks to the pub are his usual exercise, as well as flicking through the pages of good books and the memoirs of bad people.

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