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The Amulet of the Goddess

Amulet of the Goddess (Jonah Blackstone, Book 3) by [Darr, John]The Amulet of the Goddess by John Darr
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

This should have been an easy first case, at least that's what the Mount Vernon Social Club thought. Find out why a ghost is still haunting a family's home. Simple, right? But a sinister force is at work when Jonah and the others are ambushed during their investigation. Something is amiss in Mount Vernon. With Wick and Kevin's assistance, the M.V.S.C. uncovers a plot by the Alliance mole seeking an amulet to unleash a powerful goddess who will wreak havoc and chaos upon the mortal realm. Jonah and the gang must stop her. However, unbeknownst to Jonah, the key to stopping this madness has been locked away in his mind for eight, long years.


This is a young adult fantasy with a black protagonist, which happens not nearly enough. The third in a series. I had not read the previous installments and thus am not aware of some of the backstory. That being said, I think the world the author created was set up well enough that I got a sense of what was supposed to be happening here and the characters. He does a good job of setting up the mystery in the story and developing the storyline. However, there are a lot of moving pieces here. I would recommend reading the first two installments so you that you know what a Fallen Reaper is exactly and how it relates to Jonah and his capabilities. Overall, while lengthy, this was an interesting read and I think young fantasy readers will enjoy it. You can get your copy here and don't forget to support the author by leaving a review.

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