No Sweat by Rosy Fenwicke #womensfiction #amreading #twisty

Publisher: Wonderful World

Published: 18th February 2019

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Date of Review: 21st April 2019


Never Back Down. She’s never backed down from a challenge but being a middle-aged woman with superpowers is more difficult than Euphemia Sage anticipated. Tracked by a pesky journalist, opportunities for developing her powers are scarce. Her family and friends are mystified, and she can’t explain. Book Two of the Euphemia Sage Chronicles follows the fast-paced twists and turns we have come to expect from our favourite post-menopausal super heroine to reach an action-packed and satisfying conclusion.

My Review

After thoroughly enjoying Hot Flush the first story in the Euphemia Sage chronicles, I couldn’t wait to catch up with Euphemia in this second book.

I would categorise this novel as Women’s Fiction because Euphemia is such a strong woman – in every sense of the word – and faces the situation she is in because she is a woman. The stage in life where women everywhere are at a disadvantage, often left in an exhausted and sweaty heap, imprisoned by their own bodies, is ‘switched’ around here. When Euphemia reached the menopause she inherited super-powers passed down through her maternal bloodline: the eldest daughter of the eldest daughter. This fantastical storyline combined with a cleverly twisted plot also has elements of a fast-paced psychological thriller, but Euphemia’s super-powers can turn these edge-of -the-seat scenes into something quite comedic. Think Marvel. Euphemia would make an amazing addition to the Marvel team!

With a scientist after her blood, and a journalist determined to out her super-powers, both Euphemia and her eldest daughter are at risk. I won’t say who the scientist is or how he is linked to Euphemia’s ex-receptionist who is now in prison, as that is all part of the storyline in Hot Flush, but this sense of threat gives this utterly unique storyline several spine-tingling moments that will have readers turning those pages faster than Euphemia when she’s out on one of her runs!

The plot is fast-paced and the narrative is well-written, which has resulted in yet another un-putdownable read by Rosy Fenwicke. Whilst the story is a stand-alone, the narrative does touch on the happenings of the first book in the series, so I would definitely recommend reading Hot Flush first. After reading Hot Flush myself, I was left feeling I really wanted to hear more about the adventures of Euphemia Sage. Has this book satisfied my curiosity? Yes, but I still want more! I just love Euphemia. She is such an utterly brilliant character and the storyline is completely unique. I can see a whole series of these books. I certainly hope there will be!

Thank you to the author

for an Advance Review Copy of this book

in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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I'm Callie and a bookaholic. I love reading psychological thrillers and women's contemporary fiction. I'm currently in the third year of an English Literature degree with the Open University, and now this is coming to an end I am excited to be starting a new career as a novelist myself. I've set up not only to share my reviews for all the great books I get to read in my job as a book blogger, but also to share some of my own short stories as well as my journey as a new writer. So grab yourself a coffee and come and join me in my love of all things literature. Callie x

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