Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Series: Asylum Tales, Bk 1
Obtained: Advance Reader Edition provided to the local library... then made available for employee's to take
I was giddy with pleasure when I found this on a cart in the staff lounge of my library. I read the first couple books in Jocelynn Drakes Dark Days series, and I'll be honest I didn't keep up with it. But I knew I liked her writing so finding this uncorrected proof was exciting. And I enjoyed the story too.
In her author bio, Jocelynn says her writing "influences" include: Raymond Feist, Simon R. Green, and Kim Harrison, as well as Oscar Wilde and Mary Shelley. I could see Simon R. Green and Kim Harrison in this (not that she copied anything, there was just a familiar feel). I haven't read any of the others named so I couldn't say how similar or dissimilar this is when it comes to them.
Anyway, I really liked Gage, his friends, and the world-building. Gage did seem to get into way more trouble than any character could possibly handle, and the ending... well it's a conclusion in a way, but it was more cliff than I like.
This book is due out in October of this year. And I'm definitely planning on reading the next book in the series (it seems untitled as of now). I need to know what's happening to Gage next.