AH’s Review – 4 Skulls – B+
The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss was a fun and light read. It’s perfect for when you don’t want something too deep or complicated, even though Dahlia’s life is a bit complicated. Dahlia is unintentionally hilarious. She’s a millennial, a college graduate, unemployed and living at a friend’s place. Her job prospects are horrible because she fails at every interview, and she often finds herself in strange and wacky situations. Since the entire story is told from Dahlia’s point of view, you kind of feel very sympathetic to her predicaments.
Dahlia is hired to find a spear in a computer game and stranger things happen. Someone is murdered and against police advice, Dahlia (aided by her even wackier roommate) puts her limited detection skills to use. She enters the virtual world of Zoth and tries to find the missing spear and the murderer.
Do I even need to tell you that there is a role playing convention complete with costumes?
Just the cultural references will get you chuckling. I mean, who wears a Jigglypuff hat?
Oh, Canadian history buffs should get a giggle at a seance scene. It always boils down to beer.
A perfect light and fluffy read. We all need them.
Recommended for millennials with a college degree and no job prospects, gamers, and anyone with an inner Geek.
Rating: = B+
Thank you to Redhook Books and Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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