Book reviews

Charm – Cat Hellisen


Irene’s is in love with her gay best friend and things take a turn for the worst when he seems to fall for an aging goth – a man who Irene saw die. Strange magic is afoot in this Johannesburg-based urban fantasy. Little does Irene know that she’s a part of it… and it’s a part of her.


Hellisen’s descriptive writing is amazing.

Every work of hers has a very distinct mood that’s easy to get lost in. Her stories are always different from the norm, meaning anything can (and often does) happen. I loved her portrayal of a gritty Joburg and the characters in this story were all interesting and flawed.

I look forward to being able to purchase a hard copy for my bookshelf 🙂



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