Books from the Backlog #189

Posted November 25, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 10 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #189Owl and the City of Angels by Kristi Charish
Series: The Owl Series #2
Published by Gallery Books on March 1, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Pages: 432
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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The wild second adventure for unforgettable antiquities thief Owl—a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world—from the pen of rising urban fantasy star Kristi Charish. For fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, Jenn Bennett, and the like. The series also includes Owl and the Japanese Circus and Owl and the Electric Samurai.

Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl, international antiquities thief for hire, is settling into her new contract job for Vegas mogul Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon with a penchant for ancient, supernatural artifacts. And now he has his sights set on some treasures of the mysterious Syrian City of the Dead that are sitting in a recluse’s private collection.

There’s just one wrinkle. To stop the resurrection of an undead army that could wreak havoc on Los Angeles, Owl must break into a heavily guarded archaeological sight in one of the most volatile regions in the world. A detour through Libya and a run-in with Somali pirates sends the clock ticking hastily toward total paranormal disaster.

Meanwhile, Alexander and the Paris vampires have stopped stalking Owl’s apartment, but they have by no means forgotten their death grudge against her. To top everything off, Owl finds out the hard way that there is nothing heavenly about the City of Angels...

Why did I add Owl and the City of Angels to my bookshelf?

This is another past-due NetGalley book. I downloaded this one back in 2015. The problem was that it is the second in a series and I just never seemed to be able to fit two books into my reading schedule. I just finished the first book in the series, Owl and the Japanese Circus, this week and am really looking forward to diving into this one. I hope to tackle this one very soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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10 responses to “Books from the Backlog #189

  1. Look at you getting to those old NG books. *applause, applause* Glad to hear the first one held up after all these years. That’s encouraging before you go into book two

  2. I’m glad you’re loving the Owl series. I thought they looked pretty good when they first released. And, yay for getting another oldie off the shelf.

  3. Oh nice that you’ve made progress in getting an old Netgalley out of the way! I need to do more of that. Happy to hear the first book has renewed your enthusiasm for this one. Hope it’s good, Carole! Happy Thanksgiving!