The Sugar House builds a compelling and unique world, which operates on a principle of 'everything comes at a cost'. Magic? Pay for it. Refuse your strange grandmother with too many eyes? Pay for it. The titular Sasha Witchblood navigates this world masterfully, knowingly paying what she needs to get what she wants. She's strong, self-reliant and sympathetic, and I frequently found myself rooting for her or just wishing we could grab a drink together.
[5 of 5 Stars!]