"Owl and the Japanese Circus" is the first book in the Adventures of Owl series. The book starts off with us meeting Alix aka Owl, an ex-archaeologist student turned international antiquities thief, who is getting chased by powerful vampires who want her dead. She’s been on the run for months. To fix this deadly problem, she must assist a red dragon in finding an artifact that was stolen three thousand years ago. Only it’s not as simple as it sounds.
I’m always down for reading a new Urban Fantasy series, and I have to say that I was really excited to read this, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I loved it. It was very well-written and brilliantly plotted.
Owl, the main character, was funny and relatable. She definitely had this “kick-ass” aura about her that I loved. Also, I liked her cleverness and enjoyed learning her hidden talents. Her inner dialogue was hilarious sometimes, and I couldn’t help laughing out loud. Besides her, all the other characters felt well-developed and unique. Each one had their own flaws, talents and personalities.
My favorite thing about the book was the non-stop action. In every chapter, something exciting happened, and I found myself not being able to put it down. I also loved that it felt almost like an Indiana Jones movie.
Overall, I loved the book. Everything about it was amazing. From the fast-paced feel to the non-stop action to the funny dialogue. Everything flowed and meshed together well. The world-building was excellent as well—very easy to understand. I highly recommend this book, and I’d love to read more of the series!
Fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, and Linda Hamilton will flock to the kick-ass world of Owl, a modern-day “Indiana Jane” who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world.
Ex-archaeology grad student turned international antiquities thief, Alix—better known now as Owl—has one rule. No supernatural jobs. Ever. Until she crosses paths with Mr. Kurosawa, a red dragon who owns and runs the Japanese Circus Casino in Las Vegas. He insists Owl retrieve an artifact stolen three thousand years ago, and makes her an offer she can’t refuse: he’ll get rid of a pack of vampires that want her dead. A dragon is about the only entity on the planet that can deliver on Owl’s vampire problem – and let’s face it, dragons are known to eat the odd thief.
Owl retraces the steps of Mr. Kurosawa’s ancient thief from Japan to Bali with the help of her best friend, Nadya, and an attractive mercenary. As it turns out though, finding the scroll is the least of her worries. When she figures out one of Mr. Kurosawa’s trusted advisors is orchestrating a plan to use a weapon powerful enough to wipe out a city, things go to hell in a hand basket fast…and Owl has to pick sides.