Lipstick Voodoo: The Kincaid Strange Series, Book Two

Lipstick Voodoo: The Kincaid Strange Series, Book Two

by Kristi Charish


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ISBN-13: 9780345815903
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date: 01/08/2019
Series: Kincaid Strange Series, The Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 429,142
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

KRISTI CHARISH is the author of Owl and the Japanese Circus and Owl and the City of Angels and the first book in the Kincaid Strange series, The Voodoo Killings. She has a background in archeology and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a scientific adviser on projects such as fantasy and SF writer Diana Rowland's series White Trash Zombie, and is the co-host of the Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing Podcast. She lives in Vancouver.

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Lipstick Voodoo: The Kincaid Strange Series, Book Two 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele 3 months ago
Set in a Seattle that is filled with zombies, ghouls, poltergeists and ghosts, my introduction to this urban fantasy series was a dive in the deep end, intriguing with a dash of information added to try and keep me current. Kincaid Strange seems to fit into this world fairly easily, being a voodoo practitioner with a part-time gig assisting the police. Interesting enough to keep me intrigued, curious about the Seattle setting rather than New Orleans, but hey, it’s the author’s world to create – I’m only meant to enjoy the ride and the quirks presented. Kincaid is an intriguing sort – a bit offbeat and quirky with a best ‘ghost’ friend, and she’s not always happy with ‘humans’ around her. Not quite socially awkward, but gaffes enough to keep her at the fringes of that label, I found her intriguing enough to want to know how she worked and what she was capable of. In this book, she’s forced to find other ways to pay the bills as Captain Marks (he who signs off on her being paid) isn’t inclined to have her consult any more, but she’s also got worries for her bestie, Nate – and find a way to release him from a body that is rotting around him, and al keys seem to lead to Gideon, a sorcerer who may or may not be inclined to help, but at a price. When Kincaid’s ex comes to her with a cold case that is tied tangentially to Nate, and involves a former band-mate caught up in a group of cold cases from the mid-90’s. OK – so we’ve got two different mysteries to solve, a friend to help, a former boss who may or may not be interested in what she has to say and the ‘underground’ that may hold the keys to put it all together. I’d have to say that I found this story intriguing and a bit different from the norm, if not quite falling into my “I have to know more, now” pile. Charish managed to keep my interest, give me some background information to keep me current, and have me wondering just what Kincaid is planning for the long-term and her plans to keep Seattle as her home. All indicators point to a third in the series, one that I’m sure to look out for after I catch all up with the first book from the series. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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Anonymous 3 months ago
I love everything Kristi Charish writes! Eagerly awaiting the next Kincaid Strange story!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Her writing is excellent. This book is a page turner. Your money will be well spent on this book.
Sailon 3 months ago
I read Lipstick Voodoo over a weekend. I found it fun, fanciful and quite original. Charish does a great job pulling the reader into Kincaid Strange's world. I really enjoyed that this is both paranormal in nature but has a fabulous mystery that keeps you guessing almost till the very end. I received this ARC copy of Lipstick Voodoo from Penguin Random House Canada - Vintage Canada. This is my honest and voluntary review.
suekitty13 3 months ago
From the very beginning we are thrown into Kincaid’s chaotic life and while she never gets to take a breather or to sleep, neither does the reader. The action is non-stop and every stage ends in a mini cliff-hanger so I felt compelled to keep reading until I dropped my e-reader on my head (for real) because I just couldn’t stay up any longer. This is a seriously suspenseful and fast paced story and there is no intermission or downtime. It is running from one disaster to the next the entire book. It also throws you right into the story which heavily relies on events in “The Voodoo Killings.” There is no time to catch up with what happened in the previous book in the series so you might want to re-read before starting this one. I really enjoyed the first book in this series and could not be happier to be in this world again. It is so intricately imagined and detailed that it feels like it might actually be real. The magic system is so unique that I am constantly being surprised by which “monsters” show up next. In this book, even Kincaid is surprised! The recurring characters are a true joy and their banter and bickering always makes me smile, and often cringe. There is a lot of dark humour in this story and although the situations are dire and possibly catastrophic, it is not at all depressing. This is a super fun series and I am dying (not literally) for more undead hijinks! Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Vintage Canada for providing an Electronic Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley for review.
PenKay 4 months ago
I am becoming a fan of this author, and this second book in the Kincaid Strange series is one of the reasons why. I really like the main character Kincaid, and I am fond of Nate; they make an interesting team, and this book strengthens their friendship bond. Now, I have to admit that Gideon is probably becoming my favorite character. He’s an anti-hero, and I can’t wait to find out more about him. I do admit I liked him in the first book even if I don’t think he was supposed to be likable in the first book. He seems to be the strongest character in the book, and I hope he makes Kincaid stronger; she really needs it. I hate that she just seems so alone, and no one really seems to have her back besides Nate. This book is well-written, has great characters, and a very interesting plot. I am looking forward to reading more in this series. I do recommend this book and series! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.