Erin ticks all the boxes for readers who like their Urban Fantasy heroines snarky and jagged around the edges, with the added bonus of her being a true anti-hero. Her relationship with the no-good wizard, Kirklander, veers away from the standard soppy masochism into something more akin to frenemies with benefits and it works so well. The dialogue throughout Bad Soul is witty with just enough British vernacular to ground the reader in the setting. Entertaining, quirky characters seem to be the norm in the Uncanny world. The fully realised magic system takes some delightful turns into the surreal with forests of screaming soul-trees and magical pathways while also delivering satisfyingly dark creatures and magical beings. Bussel and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must read series for Urban Fantasy fans.
Reviewed for Reader's Favorite