I received a free copy of The Curse Merchant from the publisher in return for an honest review.
I read book two before reading book one of this series but thankfully they kind of work on their own and reading them back to front didn't spoil my enjoyment at all.
The Curse Merchant really stands out as an impressive debut for J.P. Sloan. It's very well written and the plot is interesting and progresses at a nice steady pace. It did feel a little slow to start with but before long I was completely wrapped up in the story and turning those pages.
I liked how the world of hexes and charms worked in The Curse Merchant, the idea of them being worked with karma was a unique and refreshing approach. The characters were well fleshed out. I particularly enjoyed the character of Dorian, while I can't say I liked him much at the start, he grows on you, his wit and sarcasm made the book all the more enjoyable.
All in all it was a fun and enjoyable read and one that I would recommend.