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Should be entertaining to anyone who likes an investigative adventure with a light fantasy flare
When Marshal Danielle Metreaux and her junior partner, Sebastien, answer a call to investigate a student’s death at the Académie Superieur de Goin, (Sebastien’s upper class private school alma mater) she was as unprepared for the uncaring defensive posture of the school administrator (an old friend of Sebastien’s family) as she was the free use of narcotics among the students. With nothing to indicate a homicide, they must assume the death was the result of accident related to the student’s use of drugs.
However, when other Weeia began to act strangely in a manner that would reveal their presence to normal humans, Danni and Sebastien must intensify the investigation. At a loss to explain the phenomena, they must enlist the aid of the CUT Team to resolve issues until a full time command center is organized with Danni’s boss, Francois, in command. When Danni is side-lined during the investigation with a personal loss, Sebastien steps in with the help of a Syrian chemist and provides the expertise need to allow Danni to figure out what is causing the disruption among the Weeia.
Once again, we have Danni Metreaux who is beginning to feel increasingly comfortable in Paris, and who is more comfortable with Sebastien as well. Her boyfriend, Iaen, is a big help to her adjustment, but is not destined to be a permanent part of her life. The intensity of the crisis for Weeia forces Francois to become more active, and Danni who has come to the attention of the CUT team leader may have a chance for advancement outside Paris.
As are the other Weeia books by Elle Boca, Smells Like Weeia Spirit should be entertaining to anyone who likes an investigative adventure with a light fantasy flare.
Clabe Polk, author, The CPMA Book Review Blog (http://clabepolkmysteryadve.ipage.com/cpma-book-blog/smells-like-weeia-spirit-4-stars), and contributor, Midwest Book Review
A compelling, engrossing read, I was hooked from the first page.
Danni is a Weeia Marshal in Paris France. Paired up with her (Marshal) Partner Sebastien they make a great team. Things get complex when superhumans start acting strange for no reason at all. If that is not bad enough people are dying and the Weeia may be discovered. Danni has her hands full as she tries to find the one responsible and keep the secret of the Weeia.
A compelling and fascinating story with an original plot and likable characters. Danni is strong willed, dedicated to her job and an all around likable woman. She is able to balance her job and personal life perfectly. Elle Boca grabs your attention by blending fantasy and (the) real world to a perfect mix, making a engrossing page turning read. I was hooked from the first page. I highly recommended Smells Like Weeia Spirit to all. A true five-star read.
Sheri A. Wilkinson, reader
Thank you Sheri for posting the first review!
Darker, yet I was unable to put it down
With “Smells Like Weeia Spirit,” Boca continues her Unelmoija spinoff Weeia Marshals series. Danni, one of the most grounded and likable modern heroines, despite her faults (or because of them), finds herself once again in the midst of trouble. Office politics notwithstanding, she has at least the support of her trusted aide, Sebastien. Together, they go through a cross-section of Parisian society. When the need arises, she has extra help from her old friends, who rush to her side.
Despite the obvious similarities, I found “Smells Like Weeia Spirit” different from the rest of the series. Darker, for one thing. The description of an unexpected death in the family and its repercussions bring out Boca’s amazing writing talent, and I’d want to read this book for those chapters alone. At the same time, it felt more disjointed; like a car ride that has sudden twists and turns that leave you slightly disoriented. Not enough to make me give it four stars, but enough to warrant a mention. Then again, Boca has a tendency of leaving loose ends, only to tie them in the next book(s) in her series, so I suspect this is the case here as well.
I’ll be looking forward to her next book, as I’m hooked on her world by now.
Nicholas Rossis, award winning author Pearseus epic fantasy series
Danni is my favorite character created by Boca
I always loving getting back in the land of the Weeia. I still desperately wish to be a part of these magical people but only if I can be Danni. I loved her so much, she was blunt and snarky when she needed to be but in the end, she just wanted to do a good job. Her ability was awesome and by far my favorite one so far.
Like all of the books in the Weeia world, this book was action packed. Everything starts happening quickly and the pace stays that way, which I love. There’s never an opportunity for me to get bored. I thought it was awesome that Danni got to go to Paris for her first assignment, how lucky was that? The way Paris was described made me feel like I was there and sad when I realized I wasn’t.
I really think Danni is my favorite character created by Boca so far. She felt more real to me even though she had this cool ability. She had an addiction that is all too real in this world. There was just so much about Danni that felt real and I connected with her which made the story so much better.
I can’t wait to see where Elle Boca takes this series next.
Ashley Tomlinson, reader, aspiring author, and host of hyperashley.com
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The ebook edition of Smells Like Weeia Spirit, book three of the Paris urban fantasy Weeia series, was published March 24, 2017. The Marshals Series book follows Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia and Weeia on My Mind, books one and two respectively. The print edition should become available soon. Click here to see what others are saying and find an Amazon link to buy the book or all three books in the series.