SO one of the books I got on Wednedsay is called Disturbed Earth by E. E. Richardson, and it’s really quite good! It’s the second in the “Ritual Crime Unit” series (I didn’t know that or I’d have gotten the first one), and reads like a cross between Supernatural and Castle but written by Pratchett and Gaiman. SO ENGLISH. All the English to ever English. If you’re not up on the slang it might be a little hard to follow. If you have the right sense of humor, though, some bits are hysterical.
So you’ve got your protagonist who’s a middle-aged badass lady cop, a supporting cast full of women of many ages and colors and body types, a slightly mad scientist, shapeshifters, necromancy, demons, and magic that is hilariously and terrifyingly unpredictable. The plot, while straddling the border of YA and Adult fiction, is engaging and just tense enough to make you worry about the outcome. In addition, a larger, overarching plot arc spans multiple books, leaving much to be discovered in the next few installments (which, unfortunately, aren’t out yet). There’s clearly a whole world out there that deserves to have its stories told, so I hope more books are published soon.
Verdict: Do read!