Book: Envy of Angels (Sin Du Jour 1) by Matt Wallace
Release Date: October 20th 2015
Tags: Adult / Urban Fantasy / Humor / Supernatural Cuisine / Angels / Demons / New York
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
In New York, eating out can be hell.
Everyone loves a well-catered event, and the supernatural community is no different, but where do demons go to satisfy their culinary cravings?
Welcome to Sin du Jour – where devils on horseback are the clients, not the dish.
Honestly I had never heard of this book before it was offered as a free ebook in the tor newsletter for a few days. But reading the synopsis instantly captured me. A supernatural catering service, basically. How can that not make you curious? It made me so curious. Was this more on the humor side or is it more of a serious thing? I can tell you I think it means to fall more towards the humor side.
I love the idea of a supernatural catering. It stands out from the crowd just for that. Who even comes up with that? Sin du Jour is an interesting concept. But that is almost where it ends.
Because the writing is honestly not up there. There was not enough time taken to build the world properly. It makes it confusing at moments. We are weirdly thrown in with a random scene and then all of a sudden slow down when we move to other characters. It is bare bones. There are also too many characters for the amount of pages to really remember. It is just such a shame because there are some really awesome ideas in here. Like the idea of the angel which was well thought in comparison to how the world was build.
This also is so for the characters. They just aren’t deepened enough. And even when you go towards the humor end of things, you have to work on your character otherwise it just will not come across. Even if you want to make them caricatures. And it is annoying because with a bit more work I think there is a lot more potential to be taken from these characters.
Having said all that, it was a great breeze to fly through. And if you are just looking for a great, low commitment book or even series to break away from some other books, this will do the job.