Book Review #17: Fright Court by Mindy Klasky

Posted 4th January 2018 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 10 Comments

Oh my gosh, after more than a month I am posting a review. Whaaaat?! I feel very rusty though, sorry if this seems stuttery (it sure felt that way writing it).

Book Review #17: Fright Court by Mindy KlaskyFright Court by Mindy Klasky
Series: Fright Court #1
Published by Res Ipsa Press on March 22nd 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Format: E-Book
Source: Owned
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars

Sarah Anderson has found her dream job: Clerk of Court for the District of Columbia Night Court. Dream job, that is, until she’s attacked in the open courtroom by a vampire defendant. And until she’s forced to take self-defense lessons from her boss, the enigmatic vampire James Morton. And until she learns that she can’t share the truth about any of that with her best friend, Allison Ward – even over delectable cupcakes from the Cake Walk bakery.

Soon, Sarah is surrounded by vampires, griffins, and sprites – all members of a secret supernatural court. And when a deceptively easy-going reporter starts to ask questions, Sarah wonders just what answers she is supposed to give….

Fright Court is a reader-supported, serialized novel about lawyers, vampires, and cupcakes.

My new fave! Sign me up for this ride! I need to read more of the series ASAP – and then I discovered there’s only one more book, written 6 years after the first. Am I allowed to be worried?!

Fright Court is apparently set within another fictional world created by Klasky in the Jane Madison Series (which I’ve not read, but I’m going to!) You definitely don’t have to have read one to get the other.

In Fright Court, Sarah has landed a new job as a clerk for the night court. But what she doesn’t know is that as well as the regular court proceedings, there’s also supernatural trials. Vampires? Check. Fae? Definitely.

Sarah manages to get dragged into vampire politics (of course). There’s a reporter sniffing around who wants to do a story on the Night Court, which James agrees to, as it might give them leverage against those that think the court being open at night is a waste of time.

There is a twist (that I will not reveal, because spoilers) and I thought it added a great element to the story. I am so curious about where it goes next!

I really enjoyed Sarah, and her boss, James. What I assume are the beginnings of a love triangle develop – however, as much as a loathe those, I can work with this.

The writing and pacing were great. Sarah has human drama as much as supernatural, and I liked how her worlds clashed. As much as I enjoyed this, it did feel a little incomplete (or maybe I’m projecting, because I just wanted more!) It was a very amusing read – I caught myself laughing out loud more than once.

Definitely recommend if you’re a fan of light-hearted paranormal/fantasy reads.

Rating Report
Plot
four-half-stars
Characters
five-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-half-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: 4.4

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10 responses to “Book Review #17: Fright Court by Mindy Klasky

    • lol yes, just a bit worried. I’ll read the second one and then backtrack to the other series I think. It was fun, I didn’t have to think too hard 🙂

  1. I’m wondering what reader supported is, that readers asked for it or did they fund the author while writing? Seems an odd inclusion for a synopsis. I love a well written urban fantasy series and this sounds like so much fun Bre. I miss those laugh out loud moments you rarely find in most fantasy and very serious young adult contemporary. So glad you loved it Bre, fabulous review as always <3

    • I wonder if it’s like a Patreon type deal? Where you pledge monthly to support an author or whatever (I only know it exists and writers/artists use it because I pledge a small amount to a couple of charities that I love following on Instagram, seeing their posts usually make my day lol). Perhaps it was released as a serial each month to supporters or something. Hmmm.

      It was fun! A leave your brain at the door type read really, I sometimes need that (more often than not these days 😐 )

  2. That does sound like a reason to be worried if there is only a book 2 written 6 years after this one. that’s so sad when you discover a new great book and then know there won’t be many more books. I like the sound of the supernatural court trials! nice there is a good twist too. I hope book 2 is just as good as this one!

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