Author Laura Bickle
Genre YA, fantasy
Number of pages 345 pages
Published September 13, 2018 by Syrenka Publishing LLC
Received from Bewitching Book Tours
You can hock almost anything at my family’s pawn shop…even your own soul.
You think running a pawn shop full of cursed objects with your dad and grandpops is cool? Try it for a week and get back to me. Now try picking up any random object and seeing its creeptastic history play out right before your eyes — yup, that’s my little “gift.” It’s my job to sort out what’s haunted and hexed from what’s not, and do my best to keep all of us — including Bert, our ice-cream-truck-driving-lizard demon — employed.
So it wasn’t all sunshine, roses, and possessed samurai swords even before grandpops’ heart attack — but now things are garden-gnome levels of bad. Dad made a deal with the wrong end of the dark side to save grandpops’ life, putting my whole family smack dab between the forces of evil and our friendly local blow-your-pawn-shop-to-smithereens mobsters. And Lily next door…I shouldn’t even be thinking about Lily.
All I ever wanted was to get out of this crap town and away from my messed-up family, and instead it looks like I’m gonna have to use every scrap of magic in this joint or there won’t be any family left to leave behind…
Pawned tells very unique story and I loved reading every page of it. In Pawned we follow and his family, who own pawn shop. It's not just ordinary story, males in the family have special gift, they can tell objects history just by touching it - they call it bunko (love the name:)). The gift disappears, once the lose virginity. The gift comes in handy, lots of things in store are magical or cursed and his family dabs into supernatural quite a lot.
It's such a deep story and lots of fun at the same time. We see him navigate trough difficult family issues, dealing with death, abandonment, love and so much more. There are many elements intertwining into one amazing story.
Highly recommend to anyone who love unique stories. :)