*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.
Jake is coasting through life without much direction when he meets a woman named Erica with some shady connections that actually lead to a crazy cult. He’s in danger but Jake is the last of a bloodlike that is protected by Adam, a golem from the 1500’s.
It’s interesting seeing Kabbalah mysticism and Erica’s… Whatever she’s doing. And I like that Adam isn’t mindless; he has some agency of his own and rights and wrongs that don’t concern Jakes around Venice Beach. I didn’t expect this to be only the first half. I feel this is a disservice to the overall experience given the setup we have and how well it builds up the tension and conflict. It feels less like a cliffhanger and more of an interruption if that makes sense. 3.9 out of 5.