BOOK REVIEW: Catch Lili Too by Sophie Whittemore

Catch Lili Too by Sophie Whittemore

Series: Gamin Immortals #1

Release Date: November 16, 2020

Page Count: 321 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Synopsis

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.

Lili is an absolutely shoddy 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 than just one serial killer. A small town is hiding an even deadlier, global-scale secret. Forget Area 51 conspiracies. This one beats them all. With magic.

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.

* Trigger warnings: This book contains graphic violence, the death of a secondary character, suicide, murder, cancer, references to mental illness.

* Tags: Contemporary, paranormal, lit, asexual, demisexual, trans, lesbian, gay, siren, ghost, necromancer, shapeshifter, vampire, murder, coven, monster hunters, poltergeist, zombies, humorous, OwnVoices, POC representation, LGBTQAIP+ representation, mental health rep, depression, ADHD

Review

Catch Lili Too is incredibly captivating and I couldn’t put it down. I love mythology and when I saw this was a book about a Siren who’s ace, I didn’t even have to think.

It was fascinating to see so many different kinds of mythological beings in a single book. A Siren, a necromancer, a gangshi, a witch, a shapeshifter and a ghost. I love all their interactions and the team dynamics. Lili and her band of queer mythical beings! It is found family at it’s best.

The book is mix of urban fantasy, detective mystery and a bit of romance. The entire novel is from Lili’s POV and it was fun to read from the perspective of someone who thinks she’s an unreliable narrator. (and also break the fourth wall)

She’s also unexpectedly funny, with this sort of cheeky and dry humour that’s exactly my cup of tea. I love all the pop culture and nerdy references (the BTS💜 one made me happy)

The ending might have been a bit abrupt but this is the first in the series and I’m definitely excited for the next book. If you love action, FF romance, mystery, found family and a diverse cast of characters, then I’d highly recommend this book.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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About the Author

Sophie Whittemore is a Dartmouth Film/Digital Arts major with a mom from Indonesia and a dad from Minnesota. They’re known for their Gamin Immortal series (Catch Lili Too) and Legends of Rahasia series, specifically, the viral publication Priestess for the Blind God. Their writing career kicked off with the whimsical Impetus Rising collection, published at age 17.
They grew up in Chicago and live a life of thoroughly unexpected adventures and a dash of mayhem: whether that’s making video games or short films, scripting for a webcomic, or writing about all the punk-rock antiheroes we should give another chance (and subsequently blogging about them).
Sophie’s been featured as a Standout in the Daily Herald and makes animated-live action films on the side. Their queer-gamer film “IRL – In Real Life” won in the Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Contest (JAMIE KANZLER AWARDS Second Prize; ADULT: Personal Stories, Third Prize) and was a Semifinalist at the NYC Rainbow Cinema Film Festival.

Their prior works include “A Clock’s Work” in a Handersen Publishing magazine, “Blind Man’s Bluff” in Parallel Ink, a Staff Writer for AsAm News (covering the comic book convention was a dream), and numerous articles as an HXCampus Dartmouth Correspondent. Ultimately, Sophie lives life with these ideas: 1) live your truth unapologetically and 2) don’t make bets with supernatural creatures.

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