Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas is Done - Bring on the Horror! (Idle Ingredients Review)

TITLE: Idle Ingredients (Sin du Jour #4)
AUTHOR: Matt Wallace
PUBLISHER: Tor.com
PUBLISHING DATE: February 7, 2017

FROM GOODREADS: Catering for a charismatic motivational speaker, the staff of the Sin du Jour catering agency find themselves incapacitated by a force from within their ranks. A smile and a promise is all it took.

And for some reason, only the men are affected. It’s going to take cunning, guile and a significant amount of violence to resolve.

Another day of cupcakes and evil with your favorite demonic caterers.


MY THOUGHTS: 
It's really hard to put into words why I like this series so much. I was afraid that as the series progressed, I might lost interest, but that simply isn't the case and once again, Wallace had added to his already quirky and often dangerous Sin du Jour world.

In this installment, the team is back at Sin du Jour trying to recover from the escapades in the last book. All is going fairly well, or as well as it can go when your catering service's primary customers are demons, trolls, witches, banshees and all other sorts of supernatural creatures. In fact, I STILL haven't recovered from the attack of the Giant Easter Bunny and the Evil Santa Claus so I don't know how they could have. Anyway, there is an underworld election going on and the gang has been hired to do the catering. In addition, a new liaison has been hired and she is having quite the detrimental effect on the crew, especially the men. The women decide to band together to figure out what the hell is going on, and if and how Hell might actually be involved.

Once again, the characters in this installment are great. The regulars have grown and dare I say, some have even matured. A few aren't seen quite as much in this book, but I have a feeling Wallace is saving them for something big in the future. "Idle Ingredients" also does a great job of sharing some more information about Boosha, en elderly advisor (for lack of a better word) and I really started to like the old hag (my words not his).

Since there are 7 deadly sins, I believe we are due at least 3 more of these wonderful tales and I'm already starting to miss them. If you aren't reading this series, what are you waiting for? It's quickly become one of my favorites!


Thanks to Tor.com who sent me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

RATING: 5 Paws
 

4 comments:

  1. I've got the first book on tbr and I'm itching to see if I'll like this. I love the sound of it so fingers crossed! And I love the covers too...

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  2. I love this series. LOVE. It's so funny, and creative and just completely GOOD. And I am SO THRILLED it's just getting better with each book!

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  3. I really need to try this series and I think I have book one.

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  4. Gah %@&*%! Every time you review one of these it just reminds me that I still haven't even STARTED lol. Maybe I finally will in 2017!

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