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“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
― Voltaire

Amazon Ink - Lori Devoti I enjoyed the new twist on the urban fantasy, however, it did feel like a first book. I'll be sure and catch the sequel to see if Devoti's writing and story improves. The protagonist has left her tribe to raise her daughter, and her mother and grandmother have followed along. I enjoyed the multi-generational aspect of the story, and confess that the grandma, Bubbe, was one of my favorite characters. Mel, the main character and narrator initially annoyed me, but I began to realize it was her character flaws that I was reacting to more than the writing. I think. Although it was also rather strange how Mel allows a new male tattoo artist to become part of her show, and finds herself attracted and reacting to him. The mystery felt a little lackluster, but it was interesting to see how a modern Amazon interacted with a urban police detective, and how the both needed to stay within certain constraints. The story opened the way for more opportunities to learn about Amazons and their culture.