Review: Band Sinister by K.J. Charles

Band SinisterI have become very spoiled by how so many of Charles’ books are series that revolve around a group of people, because I desperately want more books featuring these characters.

It was a bit overwhelming, being dropped in the midst of so many names and personalities, but it quickly became what made this book so special. Overall, Guy and Philip’s developing relationship was lovely, but it seemed like the plot that everything else fit against, and “everything else” is what I want more of. 

I want the history of the men who make up the “Murder” — and their future, now that Guy is involved. I want more about Guy’s delightful sister Amanda (and honestly, I’ve have preferred some scenes from her point of view, based on knowledge she was revealed to have had at the end). Normally I’m not one for overwrought family drama, but it fit the bill perfectly for Guy and Amanda’s situation. And if the ending felt a bit like a whirlwind, I imagine that’s because it’s how it felt from Guy’s point of view.

In summary: Charles has spoiled me with her series. I’m absolutely going to need more books out of this particular crew of fantastic characters. (Especially because Amanda obviously needs more inspiration for her Gothic romances.)

Disclaimer: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (, on Facebook (, and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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