I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Unfortunately, I didn’t download it right away and it was archived. So I did the only thing that made sense to me. I bought the book so I could review it, which likely cancels out the need for the NetGalley disclosure. :shrugs:
The Mesmerist is a decent middle grade horror/supernatural/suspense book vaguely reminiscent of Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix. I’m surprised this was a stand alone and not the start to a series. I appreciated the well researched bits in addition to the references to Welsh Mythology. Some parts of the story were a little too convenient. However, my biggest gripe was that I didn’t feel like I was in 19th century London while reading this book. All things considered I enjoyed it enough to check out Ronald L. Smith’s other work.
You can pick up The Mesmerist on Amazon.