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Grilled Cheese and Goblins: Adventures of a Supernatural Food Inspector

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Grilled Cheese and Goblins: Adventures of a Supernatural Food Inspector (2018) Nicole Kimberling

This books is simply a delight. I mean, supernatural food inspector. What more could I want?

Keith was momentarily too stunned by the idea that the vampire realm had a publishing industry to think of a follow-up question. Gunther saved him.

I mean, really, delightful.

He wore a sticker that read “VISITOR” in large letters and had a devious expression on his face.

But he was an actual demon, so Keith supposed he would. Still, Keith was about to go over and see what he might be up to when he caught Rake sneaking a handful of chocolate jimmies.

Mystery solved.

That’s not to say that the mysteries aren’t interesting, and that it’s all silly. Bits of it are quite lovely.

Tasting goblin fruits ruined the flavor of all lesser fruits forever. Eating goblin fruit and then returning to mundane varieties was like having the opportunity to make love to your soul mate for one night, then forever more being relegated to meaningless one-night stands.

Plus, for all the silliness, you can see that Keith truly works are his relationship with Gunther,

Gunther had more cousins than anyone Keith had ever met, as well as apparently endless interest in looking at photos of their babies, pets and favorite outfits. Suddenly his expression brightened and Gunther glanced up at him.

Keith steeled himself against the shock of whatever photograph he was about to be shown.

Snow goblins—that is, goblins who had not undergone transmogrification—looked like creatures of nightmare. They seemed to be made entirely of spiky, white bone. Blood-red pits smoldered where their eyes should have been and they had more teeth than a barracuda, even when just born. Keith had now gazed upon many small, toothy creatures being held by proud parents or grandparents.

He mentally crossed his fingers, hoping for a pink or blue hat that would help him figure out the gender, at least.

The whole thing is perfect escapism.

Publisher: Blind Eye Books

Rating: 9.5/10

 

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