Evocation by S.T. Gibson Review (Gifted, AD)

Hello Readers,

Thank you, Stephen, Jamie, Black Crow PR for sending me an eBook copy of Evocation by S.T. Gibson for free in exchange for an honest review. It’s been less than three weeks since this book was published so this review is going to be spoiler free. The eBook I received didn't have a front cover, so I am using a cover image I have used during the cover reveal (Fair use under the copyright act sections 29 and 30 under use for a review).

Title: Evocation
Author: S.T. Gibson
Series: The Summoner’s Circle
Genre:  Gothic fiction, Contemporary Paranormal, Paranormal Fantasy
Pages: 301
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As a teen, David Aristarkhov was a psychic prodigy, operating under the shadow of his oppressive occultist father. Now, years after his father’s death and rapidly approaching his thirtieth birthday, he is content with the high-powered life he’s curated as a Boston attorney, moonlighting as a powerful medium for his secret society.
But with power comes a price, and the Devil has come to collect on an ancestral deal. David’s days are numbered, and death looms at his door.
Reluctantly, he reaches out to the only person he’s ever trusted, his ex-boyfriend and secret Society rival Rhys, for help. However, the only way to get to Rhys is through his wife, Moira. Thrust into each other’s care, emotions once buried deep resurface, and the trio race to figure out their feelings for one another before the Devil steals David away for good…

Miniature Review

This review might be bias as I am slightly obsessed with S.T. Gibson’s writing since Lauren and I buddy read A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson last year. Evocation is a slight genre jump as this book is a contemporary paranormal book. S.T. Gibson has become an auto buy author and I know I am going to be reading a book full of the gothic aesthetics I adore and a story I am going to be fully invested in. After reading both A Dowry of Blood and An Education in Malice I knew I was going to be in for a beautifully gothic tale. S.T. Gibson understood the assignment when it came to Evocation.

I loved David, Rhys, and Moira as they work on breaking a curse. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the magical, astrological, occultist aspect of this story. I loved the nature of the story, it’s refreshing to have a curse that needs breaking, but it’s on a personal level rather than save-the-world scale. It gave the characters a chance to breath and express themselves and really evaluate the costs of their actions. It was refreshing take as it never felt like the characters needed to take the straightforward way out or act a particular way to get through the story. It also felt more personal, and like I was involved in the story and their lives.

I enjoyed the story and am interested to see how the series develops.

L x