Today I’m bringing you a review of Credible Threats by Daniel Meyer. This book is a Urban Fantasy novel in the Sam Adams series meant for anyone Young Adult to Adult. This review is part of the Escapist Book Company blog tour for Credible Threats.
I received this book for free from Escapist Book Co. to facilitate my review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Sam Adams #1
Published by Self-Published on 11/15/2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Source: Escapist Book Co.
Sam Adams, sixteen-year-old wizard, has zero interest in saving the world—but staying out of the line of fire isn’t an option for wizards.
When a new designer drug hits the streets, giving ordinary humans magical powers and leaving a trail of bodies in its wake, it threatens to turn his city of Williamsport’s long-simmering conflict between the haves and the have-nots into a full-scale war. The only one with the skills to protect the city, Sam finds himself thrust into a conspiracy far darker and more dangerous than he ever imagined, with tentacles stretching into the criminal underworld and the wealthy elite—and into the spirit world.
Fighting for his life, surrounded by enemies, Sam has to dig deeper than ever before to keep Williamsport from going up in flames.
But even magic has its limits.
Content Warning: Strong violence (including gun violence), car crashes, fires (including people being burned alive), stabbing, blood, injuries, child abduction/danger as well allusions to the possibility of his being murdered and the kidnapping of the main character, grief (including parental grief at the loss of a child), fatal overdoses and other allusions to drugs as well as underage drinking and peer pressure to drink, an instance of verbal abuse from a stepfather to his stepdaughter, classism, dead bodies, demons, possession, hazing, stampeding crowds, references to catcalling, someone's drink potentially getting spiked, a purely sarcastic reference to a man sleeping w/ an underaged girl, police brutality, chloroforming
Ok, so when the blog tour for Credible Threats was announced, it just seemed like it was going to be a great book and I wasn’t wrong in the least.
Sam Adams is our teenaged wizard and along with Sam comes a cast of characters – some good, some not so good – that is truly amazing. Every character had a purpose and if they didn’t, that character didn’t have a name.
This book is action packed – you could almost say it is an action/fantasy combination. The action starts early and doesn’t let up until the end of the book. This book was a page-turner and while I did put it down to do other things, it wasn’t because I wanted to.
If you’re looking for a good urban fantasy novel that combines magic, mayhem, action, and the mundane as well, set in a real-world setting, this is a great book to go with. At 4.5 stars, I highly recommend it!