Aug 092022

Booklist: Marino draws readers in quickly, creating sympathy for the characters, unveiling the necessary details to immerse them in a world of art, siblings, deadly intrigue, and a centuries-long nefarious quest. Dread is present from the start, but it quickly escalates into a disorienting cosmic terror that touches everyone. Booktalk it to readers as The Twisted Ones, by T. Kingfisher (2019) meets Slade House, by David Mitchell (2015) with a touch of Lovecraft Country, by Matt Ruff (2016).