With a werewolf best friend, a vampire ex-boyfriend, and a ghost for a hanger-on, Dahlia is far from the most unusual dweller of her sleepy small town, but she’s the only one unable to leave. Dahlia has to perform at least one good deed per day - or she’s one step closer to turning to stone.
Fortunately, the residents of Luna Lane have plenty of tasks for Dahlia to complete to avert the curse until Cable Woodward, fetching professor and nephew of her elderly neighbor, stops by for the semester on sabbatical. Attempting to help Cable’s uncle work through the trauma of losing his wife, Dahlia uncovers the man’s collection of board games, which leads to him reminiscing about the long-forgotten Luna Lane Games Club.
Dahlia reestablishes the Games Club, only to find evidence of a number of horrible demises connected to the original group. While trying to uncover the truth about the deaths, Dahlia has to fight off her curse, protect her elderly neighbor from becoming the next victim, and most vexing of all, keep Cable from figuring out Luna Lane’s supernatural secrets.
Only, with eerie board games like these, there may not be a loser - or even a winner - who survives.
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I found the premise behind the story, a quaint magical town with all manner of creatures living within its borders, a cute, interesting idea. The host of characters rounded out the story and the town very well. The broom eats corn husks and acting like a cat was a change from the norm - at least for me. I liked that the broom took on the characteristics of a pet.
Here is where the story fell flat for me - the narrator. Danielle Daly lends a unique voice and accent to each of the many characters; however, her portrayal lacks that extra pizzazz needed to make the story leap from the pages for me.
I still plan to check out other books and audiobooks in the series as I love the town and its inhabitants