Lunar Boogie (The Hat #4) by C.S. Boyack #bookreview #urbanfantasy #paranormal

Lizzie and the hat are back in action, only this time they’re up against the most tragic monster of all, a werewolf.

This adventure is more like hunting an animal, and the werewolf is unlikely to come to any of their musical performances. This puts Lizzie out in the dark corners and wooded areas of the city. It may be more beneficial to get the monster to hunt Lizzie than to stalk him on his own turf. All she has to do is be quicker on the trigger than the wolf is on his feet.

At the same time, the police think they’re after a serial killer. Lizzie tries to keep them alive while also keeping them out of her way. As the body count rises, so do the pressures. It doesn’t help that people are blaming Lizzie and the hat for the killings. This involves an urban myth about them that the locals call Hellpox.

Pull on your boogie shoes and join the hunt. Designed as an afternoon read, this one is tons of supernatural fun. 

I’ve been a fan of this paranormal series from the first book, so I was excited to spend some more time with Lizzie and my favorite hat.

The plot is centered around the Sausage Maker, who racks up a few bodies by the end of book. In addition to Lizzie and the hat’s search for the culprit, police lieutenant Joe Yoder is also in pursuit. My heart went out to Joe, who’s still grieving his wife’s death but continues to talk to her.

One of my favorite things about this series is the clever banter between Lizzie and the hat, and it’s always good for several laughs. Another moment that caused me to let out a very undignified snort was vampire Kevin and his sign regarding the Sausage Maker. Trust me – you’ll just have to read it. I was happy to see him make another appearance in this series and hope to see more of him in the future.

Many reviewers have mentioned this book ventures into a darker territory than the others, and that’s fine with me. I’m a fan of dark stories, and I’m anxious to see where the author takes us next. All of these quick reads can be read as standalones, but I’d recommend reading them in order. If you’re a fan of quirky paranormal stories with a dose of humor, you can’t go wrong with this series.

63 thoughts on “Lunar Boogie (The Hat #4) by C.S. Boyack #bookreview #urbanfantasy #paranormal

  1. I have loved all of The Hat series, Teri, and I agree that while each are standalones, I’d recommend at least reading The Hat first, then going from there. I, too love the banter between Lizzie and the hat. Makes for fun reading a little on the darker side of humor. 🙂 Great review! Congrats to Craig!

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  2. Reblogged this on Entertaining Stories and commented:
    I’ve been wanting to get home all day. My house is covered with roofers and it looks like they’re doing a great job. There probably won’t be any writing through the sound of hammering this weekend. However, I still have something for you. Teri Polen has a review up for Lunar Boogie. Stop over there and say hi. I’ll be monitoring the comments. While you’re there, check out this outstanding blog, and Teri’s novels. She’s a wonderful author and I’m sure many of you would enjoy her stories.

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  3. I have GOT to catch up with this series, and I’m going to do it by starting from Book 1 and reading straight through. (My memory is hit or miss lately, so the second read-through will freshen things up for me!)

    Terrific review, Teri, and congratulations, Craig. I’m really looking forward to some serious Down Time this month, and definitely plan to fill it with some great books! This series will be super fun!

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      1. I’ve already got that one, Craig, so I’ll be grabbing the last two before I start my binge read! I’m truly looking forward to it. That’s my favorite way to read a series, when possible. And good luck with the promo! 😀

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  4. Great review, Teri. I’m fine with a little extra darkness too, and this book did the trick. I also enjoy the Lizzie/Hat banter and felt for Joe (he’s one of my favorite characters). Congrats to Craig on the wonderful review and fun series. 🙂

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