A review by leahsbooks
The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


This was a great novella. It grabbed my attention right from the start, and held it until the very last page. 

The characters are captivating, and I loved that it was a seasoned investigator paired with a bright eyed new recruit. Their personalities and skills complimented each other nicely, and I loved how they interacted with each other and the rest of the characters in the story. 

There are a variety of beings in the story, and added to the place and time in which the story was set, it was faintly reminiscent of The Daevabad Trilogy, with djinn, ifrit, and marid being mentioned often. Even so, it still had its own unique flair, and I fell in love with the storytelling and the steampunk elements. In one day, I've become a huge fan.

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