Upcoming June Book Club Read: The City of Lost Fortunes

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Last month I read a really good review from none other than the fantastic Kim over at From Hook or By Book, and I just knew I wanted to read the book. Her excitement about The City of Lost Fortunes made me excited to read it as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I promptly added it to my towering, ever-growing mountain of TBR books, and I nominated it for my book club’s June meeting which I will be hosting. Votes were initially split between The City of Lost Fortunes and Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, but eventually The City of Lost Fortunes won the vote.

Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:

The fate of New Orleans rests in the hands of a wayward grifter in this novel of gods, games, and monsters.

The postโ€“Katrina New Orleans of The City of Lost Fortunes is a place haunted by its history and by the hurricaneโ€™s destruction, a place that is hoping to survive the rebuilding of its present long enough to ensure that it has a future. Street magician Jude Dubuisson is likewise burdened by his past and by the consequences of the storm, because he has a secret: the magical ability to find lost things, a gift passed down to him by the father he has never knownโ€”a father who just happens to be more than human.

Jude has been lying low since the storm, which caused so many things to be lost that it played havoc with his magic, and he is hiding from his own power, his divine former employer, and a debt owed to the Fortune god of New Orleans. But his six-year retirement ends abruptly when the Fortune god is murdered and Jude is drawn back into the world he tried so desperately to leave behind. A world full of magic, monsters, and miracles. A world where he must find out who is responsible for the Fortune godโ€™s death, uncover the plot that threatens the cityโ€™s soul, and discover what his talent for lost things has always been trying to show him: what it means to be his fatherโ€™s son.

You had me at “gods, games, and monsters”. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m greatly looking forward to reading this book soon. It only came out in April of this year, so it’s still pretty new. Is it one you’ve read yet? If so, I’d love to hear what you thought of it. Maybe it will make its way into your TBR list like it did mine. What current books are you most excited to read right now?ย 

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10 thoughts on “Upcoming June Book Club Read: The City of Lost Fortunes”

    1. Hahaha I am so happy that you’re so thrilled. Your review really caught my attention and made me want to read it. All the better that I’ll have plenty of people to discuss it with when I’m done. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. I really wanted The Hunger to win! lol. But this was definitely my second choice. I’m sick so I think I’m just going to read comic books for the week since my brain don’t work so good. Then I still have to read this month’s book, A Pocketful of Crows before next Thursday.

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    1. I still really want to read that one, too, so maybe we can do a buddy read for The Hunger? I think it sounds awesome and I’d heard good things about it from people here on WP.
      Sorry to hear you’re sick right now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That really sucks. Yeah, comics usually make for good reads when you’re not feeling well. Get better soon, luv! โค โค โค

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