Like one of the Men in Black concealing a race of X-Men, Danni risks her life in the seedy underworld of Paris as a Weeia marshal protecting the secret of their existence.
Sworn to protect the secrets of their race, marshals are trained to police Weeia hiding among humans. After completing her advanced marshal training, Danni is blown away by her new plum assignment to Paris. But, all is not well in the City of Lights; the offices are a shambles, her boss is apathetic, and her predecessors died under mysterious circumstances; it’s almost like somebody doesn’t want the law there. Despite that she risks her life in the seedy underworld of gypsies and tramps to search for a missing Weeia man.
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What others say:
A fresh YA urban fantasy that fans of the genre shouldn’t miss
When Boca finished her Unlemoija series, I wondered what direction she’d take next. Her Marshal series was a pleasant surprise. It continues building on her imaginative Weeia world, in a way that makes perfect sense. The story continuity alone is impressive, but Boca also manages to throw in a remarkable new heroine. One who’s only too human, despite being a Weeia – and one that emerges all the stronger because of it. From her filthy tobacco-chewing to her occasionally irrational behavior, Danni is a down-to-earth character. A flawed hero who is shaped by her struggles; quite unlike the almost-perfect Unelmoija. That alone makes it easy for readers to identify with.
To me, that was the greatest strength of Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, and I find Boca’s choice of her new heroine to be bold and exciting. If you throw in one of the best depictions of Paris I have seen in a while – warts and all – this is a fresh YA urban fantasy that fans of the genre shouldn’t miss. Can’t wait to see where Boca brings Danni next.
Nicholas Rossis, award winning author Pearseus epic fantasy series
Author David Higgins read and reviewed the first book in the Paris Marshals Series.
I recommend it to readers seeking an urban fantasy thriller that relies on character and investigation more than magical abilities
Boca mixes the shock of moving to a new culture, the frustration of being a cop with a boss who won’t support them, and an urban fantasy world that isn’t filled with the usual creatures to create a tale of magical investigation that is driven by character rather than special effects.
Boca weaves a detailed but not obsessively so thread of Parisian life through these mysteries, adding to the firm foundation created by mundane detection, creating a parallel series of challenges, and rounding out characters. While she admits to taking some liberties with reality, this Paris is likely to feel real to all but the most Parisian of readers.
Danni is a sympathetic protagonist. The daughter of Marshals who were disgraced by some unexplained event, she is torn between an unconscious desire to present herself as a good Weeia and many years of not letting bullies silence her; this opposition both drives and inhibits her efforts to undertake her posting efficiently despite the rest of the Marshals’ presence wanting her to stay quiet and leave thing alone.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. I recommend it to readers seeking an urban fantasy thriller that relies on character and investigation more than magical abilities.
Dave Higgins, speculative fiction author
(see it and other reviews on his website at https://davidjhiggins.wordpress.com/2018/10/05/unelmoija-paradox-by-elle-boca/
Wonderful writing highlights a suspenseful read
Alone in a strange country, determined to be a good Marshal and frightfully aware of her weight, appearance and gruff manner, life is a struggle for Danni as her absent boss turns out to be a pompous and judgmental, lazy and indifferent leader. Yet her Weeia senses are on high alert, in spite of the disaster she has “inherited” from her deceased predecessors. Follow one determined and internally fragile young woman as she lives for truth, justice and the Weeia way in this exciting new series by Elle Boca. Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia is one more magnetic read to add to Ms. Boca’s accomplishments.
Do you like intrigue and clearly hidden information, as well as a totally dedicated, rough around the edges young heroine? Danni is easy to love, to want to shelter one minute and then just as easily a force to be reckoned with if you are on the wrong side of the Weeia law. Wonderful writing highlights a suspenseful read as characters come and go, and who is actually a good guy is sometimes in doubt. Rarely does a character come across as so human, even if they are Weeia. Great reading, great plot, great characters…and just a little on the fresh, new and different side?
Dianne, reviewer and host of Tome Tender Book Blog
Overall, we loved Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia and look forward to reading more of Miss Boca’s work in the years to come.
Miss Boca is a talented writer. The story was a bit of a hybrid fantasy/mystery fare as one would expect a story about a paranormal law-enforcement officer would be. There are some twists and turns, however, creating an adventure that was both original and interesting.
(See entire review at https://fantasiareviews.com/2017/12/06/fantasia-reviews-gypsies-tramps-weeia/)
I loved Danni as a character
I loved Danni as a character. The author did a great job creating a whole new world regarding Weeia and it was very easy to follow along with. Danni was a very interesting character she obviously had a difficult upbringing, which has continued into her adult life. I liked that Danni was able to admit her faults and in turn able to be stronger because of them. Danni was a very independent character and someone who would work very hard to achieve a goal.
The author does a great job describing Paris when Danni is touring the town. I felt like from all the vivid details I could imagine myself traveling through this town along with Danni and picture exactly what Paris looked like. I also liked that we got to not only see the tourist areas, but other areas of the town. It was great that we also got some background on the current economy in Paris during the book. The details that the author used to describe the setting were great I felt like I was right along with Danni.
I would suggest this as a nighttime read. It was easy to follow along in the book and was easy to find natural stopping points to put the book down and pick it up the next night. The story flowed very quickly and was easy to read.
Kristyn, host, Reading to Unwind (see original at http://readingtounwind.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html)
Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia should appeal to any reader that loves mysteries with a supernatural twist
Weeia are a specialized group who live among humans and who possess certain special powers. Except for these special powers, Weeia are undistinguishable from humans. Weeia Marshals are trained to prevent unscrupulous Weeia from using their powers against humans.
Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia should appeal to any reader that loves mysteries with a supernatural twist.
Clabe Polk, author, The CPMA Book Review Blog
I couldn’t put it down & read it straight through.
Weeia Marshals in France
This is the first book by Eille Boca that I have read. I loved it. I couldn’t put it down & read it straight through. I found the concept of Weeia interesting & really enjoyed the main character Danni & her various adventures delightful. I look forward to more of the same.
Susan Clarkson, reader
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.
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.
Ashley Tomlinson, reader, aspiring author, and host of hyperashley.com
The sights, sounds, and underground of Paris plays a big part in the narrative, and it gave the story a very nice background
I have read works by Ms. Boca before, but none of her previous books can match the skill with which Gypsies was written.
We have a great female lead, Danni, who has a unique mission to patrol for fantastic creatures which masquerade amongst humans. She’s a likable character, very easy to get to know as the book wears on.
The creatures in the book are different from many other books I have been reading lately. They are interesting to read about, and their novelty is a big part of what kept me reading this book.
The main character, to me, was not Danni, but the city of Paris. The sights, sounds, and underground of Paris plays a big part in the narrative, and it gave the story a very nice background.
I really liked this book, and I am excited to read more.
Kelly Smith, reviewer
A good choice for the 15+ crowd
There’s a lot of things that happen as this story unfolds, but the characters are fun and well-written with great detail and lots of interesting moments that will keep you as a reader interested.
There is a magical/fantasy element as well as some spy like stuff that makes it fun and of course, the heart of it all….a mystery our young Weeia must solve. Toss on a little romance and cut it into a triangle, and we’re all cooking now in the pot. The end result is a savory and enjoyable novel that will be enjoyed by several audiences. There’s nothing too adult in this novel such as foul language or sex-scenes, so it’s a good choice for the 15+ crowd for sure.
All in all I enjoyed the book and didn’t find any slow parts that lagged. I enjoy reading new authors and I hope you’ll pick this one up and you’ll enjoy it too.
Milady Adler, host, Milady Adler Blog
(See the original at miladyadlerblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/just-a-weeia-q-a/)
The ending will blow you away
Danni has just passed her test as an advanced Marshall after having dealt with a practical joke played on her by a group called the Purs. Astute, smart and definitely at the top of her class she and the others that passed are about to embark on their new found missions in various locations. But, Danni’s elation and excitement after sharing where her mission will take her with her best friend Marcy and her aunt and uncle is short lived. But, things are just starting to heat up for Danni and Paris is not going to be the dream job she expected.
A plan quite intricate that only Danni could develop as we learn that she is a force to be reckoned with and one that I am sure author Elle Boca has plans for in the future.But, who wins and who dies? Will she remain in Paris? The ending will blow you away.
Author Elle Boca strikes a high chord when she introduces Danni our advanced Marshall to readers letting everyone know she is a total force to be reckoned with and I think she has only just gotten started.
Fran Lewis, Just reviews/MJ Magazine
Fantastic! A true five-star read!
Danni completes her Marshal training and is ready to start a new job. She is being sent to Paris, France. Once she gets there she is shocked to learn the place is a wreck. The offices are a mess and unorganized, her boss is a jerk, and the previous Marshall died under suspicious circumstances. It appears this job will be harder than she thought, and a bit dangerous, but Danni is will to face the underworld of Gypsies and tramps and get her job done, no matter what.
Danni is determined to do a great job, no matter what comes her way. The plot is original with drama, action and danger. Danni is very likable and a brave and determined woman. Overall I found Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia intense, fun, and very enjoyable…. a fantastic five-star read. I highly recommend to all.
Sheri A. Wilkinson, reader
The author makes the city real and immediate.
The author does a good job of creating a three-dimensional protagonist with special powers and a whole host of tangential characters: a sort-of boyfriend named Ernie, who as second to the school’s Weapon Master, supplies her with the weapons she needs for her work; her BFF Marla, with whom she can share her troubles, both at school and in Paris; Odile Marmotte, an overly-made up matriarch who handles the day to day affairs of Weeia Marshals and is largely dismissive of Danni until Danni stands up to her; and the handsome Alain, who takes her on a tour of Paris on a motorbike, introducing her to the city. Of course, there is also Paris, and the author makes the city real and immediate.
In Paris, Danni comes into her own, as her growing powers allow her to be successful. I did like the paranormal aspects of the Weeia and enjoyed this world the author created.
There were a few issues for me, in addition to wondering about Danni’s parents. The pacing of the book was somewhat uneven. The testing of new marshals at the beginning started the book at a good pace but was followed by a lot of background information slowing the story. The tempo finally picked up around the middle of the book. The author does a great job with action scenes – I just wish there were more of them!
This book will definitely appeal to readers interested in the colorful world of a paranormal race, and there are two more books in this series.
Noelle from Rosie Amber
Read the original review at https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2018/06/04/rosies-bookreview-team-rbrt-urbanfantasy-gypsies-tramps-and-weeia-by-elleboca/comment-page-1/#comment-32534
Enjoyable and really well written, especially when describing Paris,” reader says of Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia
Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia is an action-packed book set in the Weeia universe. It is enjoyable and really well written, especially when describing Paris. This book also had suspense and humour.
Danni is persistent and determined to do a good job and to prove herself, she also comes across as blunt and abrupt but that is just a front because she is really insecure. There are a few secondary characters but only one really stands out in my mind, Iaen, as he is cocky, charming and a loveable rogue. I liked that Ernie was in this book and I hope he is in more of the future novels.
I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. I would recommend Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia to fans of the Weeia series.
Kirsty, host of Amethyst Bookwyrm Reviews