The Deathsniffer's Assistant, Kate McIntyre

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*

The Deathsniffer's Assistant, Kate McIntyre
Author: Kate McIntyre
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pages: 424
ISBN-10: 1620079097
Series: The Faraday Files #1
Publisher: various formats
The Deathsniffer's Assistant

4 stars

In a world where people get categorized into jobs by their abilities Christopher Buckley, a low powered wordweaver tries to protect his young sister who has great powers.
Their parents died in one of the biggest disasters in history and Christopher tries to keep their lives going. In the need of money he starts working with Olivia Farraday a deathsniffer.

This was a fun read. I do not read a lot of fantasy with dystopian worlds but the murder investigation idea caught my attention. The story reads like Victorian London with some weird creatures and different names. The categorization was a fun aspect making it a game to try and guess a profession for a person based on the name of his category.
Christopher was an interesting character. It was obvious he grew up wealthy and seems to be good looking but struggling. There are financial problems and the taking care of his sister in the best way possible makes him insecure and nervous. I did like that despite his will to make the world good for his little sister he did not get to lost in being righteous.
Though Olivia is great fun to read about I had as much trouble understanding her as Christopher did. She is a very dominant character and I am not sure I enjoyed it. I would have like to know more about other interesting characters like Rosemary and William.
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