Within These Wicked Walls, Lauren Blackwood

Andromeda has been kicked out of her home and must find work. As a debtera, she’s tasked with removing the Evil Eye from people and their houses. But it might prove too much when she comes across a particularly tough case at the Rochester house.

What an interesting, insta-love novel that has magical elements of curses and a touch of romance. I haven’t read Jane Eyre, it’s never sounded up my ally, so perhaps I’m reading this from an entirely different approach. I see everyone talking about Andi and Magnus in reviews, but I’ve always had a sweet spot for those that don’t draw the reader. Rocky and toxic as it was, I saw the soft side of Jember and was moved as his character developed later in the book. I enjoyed reading this one. It was a well-told, unique storyline. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along.

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About the Book:

Andromeda is a debtera—an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. She would be hired, that is, if her mentor hadn’t thrown her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron—a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.

When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rorschach reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he’s rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules… and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her. If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice.

But she quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn, and that Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for. Death is the most likely outcome if she stays, the reason every debtera before her quit. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn’t an option because—heaven help her—she’s fallen for him.

Stunningly romantic, Lauren Blackwood’s heartstopping debut, Within These Wicked Walls, ushers in an exciting new fantasy voice.

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