A Grimoire For Gamblers by Amanda Creiglow

When I opened up A Grimoire For Gamblers the other day I had already forgotten exactly what the blurb had said… I do this a lot… many times on purpose. I’ll read the premise and get interested, but I’ll put it away on my Kindle for awhile so I go into the book with a fresh start.

Back to the book at hand. After a couple pages, I thought this was going to be a pretty straightforward urban fantasy novel about a girl who finds out her recently deceased father was a part of the second magical world… but I was wrong. Really wrong.

Creiglow has fashioned a book that only gets more complex and interesting with every page.


Elizabeth is on bereavement leave after the suicide death of her father. She has moved back into her childhood home with the purpose of cleaning it. Elizabeth’s father had always been an eccentric man with his model trains and other hobbies, but when she finally gets up the gumption to go into the attic she finds a trove of evidence. Evidence that magic is real.

Add to that a troll who delivers a possible connection to other suicides… and there lies the mystery and the layers. I also want to mention there’s a wizard and a demon and some relationships.

The feels, the action, and a whole lot of fun… A Grimoire for Gamblers is a debut that should be on many TBRs!

4 out of 5 stars

Thank you to the author for an advanced copy for review.

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