In Irina's Cards by Christine Hart
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
*** 3.5 Cranky Stars ***
A Fringe Science Novella that has a bit of a slow start which never really develops a fast pace, but nevertheless maintains a steady pace.
The story is told from the point of view of young adult Irina Proffer and her pack of tatty tarot cards. She leaves her small home town to go to the city, chasing the visions that are unlocked by the tarot cards.
Here she meets other people with variant powers, as to be expected some good and others bad. We also meet Ivan and his sister Tatiana with their "god" complex and their company Innovero where they offer sheltered employment to "variants" as a cover to their nefarious purposes.
The book is clearly the first of a series and while some aspects of the story become clear, it is obviously only the tip of the iceberg and ends on a very dissatisfying cliffhanger/hook.
I believe that this would be a satisfying read for lovers of this genre and look forward to reading follow up books in this series.
With thanks to Xpresso Tours.
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