Book Review

Book Review: The Oversight (and The Paradox…sort of)

The Oversight
By Charlie Fletcher

Not My Edition:
Paperback, 434 pages
2014, Orbit Books
ISBN: 9780316279512

The border between the natural and supranatural is thin and growing thinner. The Oversight must keep the peace between the magical and non-magical beings of this world, but with their membership dwindling and the forces of darkness growing bolder, they’re finding it harder than ever to do their jobs. Will a mysterious girl dropped at their doorstep be their savior or their undoing?

This book is a wonderful mix of Victorian and paranormal fantasy. I was lured in by the premise (okay, and the cover too!) and hooked by the characters and setting.

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Cast of Characters Pages

It’s not something I come across often, but after picking up The Oversight by Charlie Fletcher, and seeing two full pages of character names with brief descriptions, I have to admit I balked a little. Was Fletcher trying to be helpful, or stylistic? Or are his characters too numerous and flat for me to remember them without a reference page?

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