My first thought upon finishing this book was "that was fun!"
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity was a wild ride through an otherworldly amusement park while on some serious drugs. At least that's what it felt like.
A. Lee Martinez genre bends and plays on tropes while never taking the story too seriously. This book is wild, humorous and completely unbelievable. It is tall tales meets modern sci-fi and fantasy blended together and spit out with a heavy helping of comedy.
Constance (Connie) is done being a hero and wants to settle down and live a normal life. So her quest is to stop it right where it all began, with her fairy godmother.
So Connie and her bestie go off on "one last adventure" to change Connie's life. Of course this one adventure is actually filled with drama, multiple adventures and unbelievable encounters.
If you are looking for something lighthearted and weird, this is the book for you.
Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary.
Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past twenty-eight years saving the world, and she’s tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she’s figured a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job.
Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.