**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.**
This will be a quick review as I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. I was surprised by what I read and I mean that in a good way.
The main character, Emily, was a surgical resident who just moved to Baltimore to start an internship. Things do not go according to plan and Emily has a horrible streak of bad luck. I do mean that nothing is going her way – on her first day of internship, she has a flat tire; several of her patients start becoming sick, and she somehow becomes involved in a social media storm that truly has nothing to do with her. She had no idea where all of this bad juju came from. She was not a spiritual person but she did have a small nagging thought that maybe it all came from the bizarre amulet her neighbor left her before his passing. Could it be linked to that?
Full of simple writing and a fast plot, this was a light read. While it was a very quick read, I had moments where I thought it was too quick, if that makes sense. It felt like I was being rushed through the short novel. Just when I thought I was getting a grasp on one event, things quickly moved on to the next. It felt like a whirlwind.
The characters were flawed and quirky, which made me like them. They were not perfect in every way, they were much more believable than I thought they might be. Emily’s character did feel relateable and I appreciated that.
I enjoyed this but magical realism is not always my cup of tea. The overall message is what had me turning pages until the very end. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would and I urge everyone to give it a try.