Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Golem in My Glovebox by R.L. Naquin

This is the fourth in the Monster Haven series.  Having enjoyed the others, I couldn't wait to see what Zoey's new quest would be.

Carina Press and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published April 21st, so make a note.  If you haven't read the others in the series, you might want to pick those up first.  These are fun fantasy reads.

The first monster she has to save is an "under the bed" monster, who doesn't want to be saved.  Downtown San Francisco is fun!  When things get dangerous, she willingly goes with Zoey.  What Zoey doesn't know is that this monster used to be her closet monster's girlfriend.  What a mess in the household!

Someone has kidnapped all the other Aegises in the country—including Zoey's mother.  Zoey and her boyfriend, the Soul Reaper, head out to try to save them.  She's given a mini golem to take with her to help her out.  She's not sure she needs his help, but he's trying to get in touch with his humanity, so she agrees to take him.

When a mysterious note arrives, Zoey realizes it's actually a death threat to the Aegises.  It's like a riddle but she doesn't know the answer to it.  With the help of her friends, she goes to the location referenced.  She finds a dead Aegises.  Whoever has them seems to use their own powers against them.  The one who could use water to make magic has drowned, in a desert.  They keep trying to find the Aegises before they die, but they are always a bit too late.  The worst part is that her mother is getting closer to death all the time.

Besides magical powers, there is a person on the inside who has become an unwilling pawn in this riddle game.  Who's lying, who's telling the truth, and who can she trust?

I figured part of the plot out, but not all of it.  It has a fantastic finale.  And I'm already looking forward to the next book.

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