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Review: These Deadly Prophecies by Andrea Tang

What can Andrea Tang not write? As a huge fan of Tang’s I knew I had to read this fantastical murder mystery in These Deadly Prophecies and I was right. Keep reading this book review of These Deadly Prophecies for my full thoughts.

Summary

Being an apprentice for one of the world’s most famous sorcerers has its challenges; Tabatha Zeng just didn’t think they would include solving crime. But when her boss, the infamous fortuneteller Sorcerer Solomon, predicts his own brutal death—and worse, it comes true—Tabatha finds herself caught in the crosshairs.

The police have their sights set on her and Callum Solomon, her murdered boss’s youngest son. With suspicion swirling around them, the two decide to team up to find the real killer and clear their own names once and for all.

But solving a murder isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the suspect list is mostly the rich, connected, and magical members of Sorcerer Solomon’s family. And Tabatha can’t quite escape the nagging voice in her head just how much can she really trust Callum Solomon?

Nothing is as it seems in this quick-witted and fantastical murder mystery.

Review

(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

In These Deadly Prophecies there’s this wry humor. This conversational, reflective tone, which hooks the reader immediately. These Deadly Prophecies mixes a story that feels introspective as it navigates prophecies and free will with a murder mystery. There’s just the right balance of humor and heart. Tabatha is a fun character from the very first image we have of her.

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The murder mystery kept me guessing as the family begins to turn on each other. We aren’t really ever sure who to trust. Combined with that, These Deadly Prophecies subtly explores the question of perspective and prophecies. About who is the one making the prophecy and what it might mean. It also examines what we would do for parental acceptance, for being seen. What a universal theme! There were so many little elements I loved – like her relationship with her mother – but These Deadly Prophecies is just so fun.

Find These Deadly Prophecies on Goodreads, Storygraph, Amazon, Bookshop.org, & Blackwells.

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