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Burnt Sugar

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Burnt Sugar (2014) Lish McBride

Ava, Lock, and Ezra have been sent by the Coterie (magical mafia) to collect a tithe from a witch who has missed payment.

But when the find a gingerbread house, they know things are more serious than they expected.

Lock stopped and crossed his arms, giving us a look that Ez and I knew well.

“Did we forget to do our homework?” Ezra whispered in my ear.

“Neither of you read the file, did you?” Lock said accusingly.

“I skimmed it.” I said. “Something about collecting money, blah blah blah.” “

I looked at the pictures,” Ezra added.

“There weren’t any pictures.”

I’ve had Firebug on my wishlist for two years, but it hasn’t dropped in price, so I haven’t picked it up.

I really should, because this is a short story with the character from Firebug, and its (of course) fun and good.

In the end, we decided I should approach the house alone. I looked the least threatening and I was the youngest— people don’t put up their guard for young teenage girls the same way they would for the boys. It didn’t matter that, out of the three of us, I was the most dangerous. The important thing was that I didn’t look it.

This story is set in the same world as her Necromancer series, but (at least in this story) none of the characters from there make an appearance.

I did enjoy this, and now I really want to read Firebug.
Rating: 7.5/10

Published by Tor

Categories: 7.5/10, Fantasy, Female, Short Story, Urban, Young Adult
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