Catch Lili Too
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Nine Star Press
Series: Gamin Immortal Series #1, Standalone #1
Published by: NineStar Press
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Fantasy, LGBT+, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller, Urban Fantasy
Release Date: November 16, 2020
It starts with a hanged man in Lili’s room, and a particularly vengeful poltergeist decides to act as Lili’s conscience. Before she knows what’s happening, Lili finds that she’s become an absolutely shoddy sort of improv-detective, trying to track down a serial killer so ruthless that it makes even her murderous soul uneasy. However, there’s something larger at work here than just one serial killer. She finds out that this small town is hiding an even deadlier, global-scale secret. Forget Area 51 conspiracies. This one beats them all. With magic.
Lili is a Mesopotamian siren, and life as an immortal being is hard enough as it is. She’s asexual (which is incredibly difficult to reconcile if your entire point as a mythical being is to seduce people to death). She’s also struggling with depression from being alive for so long. So, what better way to spice up her eternal life than being hired as a vigilante detective to stop a serial killer?
Anything, literally anything. She’d trade her left lung to get out of this. Or, perhaps, somebody else’s.Add on Goodreads
“Very edgy and punk young-adult. The queerness makes me so happy.... social commentary about colonialism, loss/confusion of local identity here. (The) style and the narrative is fun, unique, and very fantastical... and the touch of gore, darkness, curse words, angst helps to make it feel more real!” - Jaime Martin Ko, author of Mala and the Mask of Gold