Tuesday, 28 May 2013

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: The Shambling Guide to New York City - Mur Lafferty

Release Date: 28/05/13
Publisher:  Orbit


COULD YOU FIND A HOTEL FOR A HARPY? OR A BAR FOR A BIGFOOT? Following the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel writer in New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position, though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume - human. Not to be put off by anything - especially not her blood-drinking boss or death goddess co-worker - Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her assignments turn deadly when the careful balance between humans and monsters starts to crumble with Zoe right in the middle.


Whilst this might sound like a weird and unusual tour book to New York, it’s actually a humorous, wonderfully paced title that brings the best of Urban Fantasy to readers with cracking prose and of course a lead character that you’ll love to spend time around especially when zombie’s break out, constructs un-nerve and all whilst Zoe’s trying to do her day job.

Add to this a whole host of supporting cast members that will more than pique your interest alongside win your heart and all round this was a book that I had a lot of fun with. I can’t wait to see what Mur does with New Orleans.

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