Book Review: Uncanny Times (Huntsmen #1) by Laura Anne Gilman

Uncanny Times (Huntsmen, #1)Uncan­ny Times by Lau­ra Anne Gilman
My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars

What a fun read! I meant to write a review right after fin­ish­ing this one, but I got busy, and now my mem­o­ries aren’t as clear. 

What I do recall, though, is all good. Aaron and Rose­mary are sib­lings rather than a cou­ple or co-work­ers with unre­solved sex­u­al ten­sion. It’s nice to read a para­nor­mal mys­tery with­out a roman­tic sto­ry­line for a change! Like most sib­lings, they don’t always see eye-to-eye. They have a good work­ing rela­tion­ship, though, and they’re an effec­tive team as Huntsmen.

Gilman does an excel­lent job of show­ing us strong, capa­ble char­ac­ters who aren’t per­fect. Amer­i­can soci­ety placed sig­nif­i­cant­ly more stric­tures on women in 1913 than it does today, and Rose­mary has to respect those stric­tures in pub­lic while dis­re­gard­ing them pri­vate­ly to do her job. She walks that bal­ance much bet­ter than I could!

I am def­i­nite­ly look­ing for­ward to the next Hunts­men novel!

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Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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