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Read Fragment

I'm a co-blogger at All Things Urban Fantasy, while Read Fragment is where other genres wash ashore.

Currently reading

Angel & Faith: Live Through This
Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Phil Noto, Joss Whedon
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Carniepunk
Kevin Hearne, Kelly Gay, Jackie Kessler, Nicole Peeler, Kelly Meding, Hillary Jacques, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Mark Henry, Jennifer Estep
A Stitch in Time
Amanda James
The Demon's Lexicon
Sarah Rees Brennan
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series)
Jennifer Ashley
Tracking the Tempest (Jane True) - Nicole Peeler The more I read this series, the more impressed I am. Underneath the giggles and the libido, Nicole Peeler has a rock solid respect for her characters' humanity and foibles. Don't be too distracted by the magical politicking, this book at its heart is a smart, razor sharp look at the power in relationships, both romantic and otherwise.

In particular, I loved Jane's reactions to Conleth, the damaged, pitiable halfling on a rampage through Boston. Jane has a full palette of responses (everything from, "That poor boy!" to "Ew, don't touch me"), and I applauded as she parsed these responses to come to some painful, but inevitable conclusions.

I was also very happy with the movement in her relationship with "Ryu T. Toodles" (fabulous!) and the ever enigmatic Anyan. These positive developments were enough to get me through the parts where I hated the villains in this book so badly that I wanted to hurl my eReader across the room. Reprehensible, irredeemable, bastards, all of them.

Can't wait to start the next in the series, Peeler has definitely built up my expectations and excitement.