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Pooka in My Pantry by R.L. Naquin


The phone was heavy in the palm of my hand. I stared at it, unblinking. The curves and buttons blended together and made no sense, much like if you say a word over and over until it becomes meaningless.

My gaze was broken when Maurice laid his hand over the phone and curled his fingers around it.

“Zo, what’d he say? You okay?”

I blinked. “He wants to see me tomorrow morning.”

“Did he explain, at least?”

“No.”

I could tell Maurice wanted to say more, but he closed his mouth. It took a lot for Maurice to keep his opinion to himself, especially when it came to my well-being. But Maurice, and every other creature in my house, was afraid of Riley. Apparently, reapers were scary guys, even to monsters. The night he came to the house, everybody disappeared without warning, making me feel like I was missing some vital piece of information.

After the enigmatic phone call, I was a wreck for the rest of the night, of course. I couldn’t sit for more than a few minutes. I painted my nails twice, first in bright red, then in a more subdued aqua. I yanked half my closet apart, spreading clothes on the floor and trying to decide what to wear. Maurice, ever the caretaker, made me a chocolate-peanut-butter pie to keep me occupied and soothed.

I yelled a lot. I cried a little. I cracked self-effacing jokes. Maurice became alarmed when I disappeared into the garage and returned with a hammer and nails.

“What are you doing, Zo?” He kept his voice light and eased closer to me, as if I held a gun or a venomous snake.

“I need to fix the cupboard door in the guest bathroom.”

He eased the hammer from my grip, and somehow it disappeared. “I fixed that weeks ago. How about we play Monopoly? You like Monopoly.”

His tone of voice made me realize how bat-shit crazy I was acting. It wasn’t like me to let a guy put me into such a tailspin. I relaxed and passed Maurice the handful of mismatched nails.

“I’m a freak. Let’s find a movie to watch.”,



This book was better than the first.  Because now that we are all aboard the wacky supernatural train that is Zoey's life, we are zooming full speed ahead.  The governing board of the Supernatural Community has their eye on Zoey and are waiting for her to either prove she is an Aegis or for her death to catch up with her, all the while spying on any time that she and Riley have together. Problem is, Zoey doesn't know what an Aegis is or how to prove or disprove she is one.  Add in the fact that the Leprechaun Mafia is targeting all the businesses in the area that are run by humans, but with ties tot the supernatural community and poor Zoey is having a very bad week.

Zoey is the kind of best friend anyone would want.  She is kind, tough, smart and just weird enough to make you laugh and shake your head in wonder what she will think up next.  I like that though she tries her best, a lot of the time, it is a group effort to get her out of the trouble she seems to find herself in.  She relies on her friends, and they know that they can rely on her in turn.  I gave this book 4 stars.

Zoey Donovan—empath, wedding planner, go-to girl for monsters with personal problems—has been marked twice for pickup by Death. On both occasions, Riley the smoking-hot reaper has refused to follow through. For his breach of protocol, Riley is now on probation. For her refusal to die on schedule, Zoey's right to live is challenged. She will have to undergo a life-or-death trial, but she won't know when or where it will happen…

Staying alive might not be so difficult if the Leprechaun Mafia hadn't strolled into town. Now every business owner with the slightest connection to the supernatural community is being threatened with the most appalling bad luck if they don't pay up. Mirrors are smashed, bodies are dropping, and Zoey's still got clients waiting for fabric samples.

With a little luck, she might be able to save everyone and still have time for a second attempt at a decent first date with her favorite reaper.


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6 comments:

  1. yayyy I enjoyed this one. The series continues to get better.

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    1. They have. I am so loving this unique world. And I will be honest, I want a friend like Andrews.:)

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  2. I've got the first one. They do sound fun :)

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    1. I am really enjoying the world of the Hidden. Zoey has a crazy life that just seems to get crazier all the time.

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  3. I've been wanting to read this series. It seems good.

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    1. I had it on my TBR pile for a while too. The newest book showing up on Netgalley inspired me to get to reading. :)

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