Saturday, July 13, 2019

Urban Fantasy Fun...

Lionel Page is a reporter who delights in debunking supernatural hoaxes and frauds. He also has a secret from his past he'd like to keep hidden. But that's getting harder to do. Then Regina Dunkle, a wealthy heiress, comes along and makes him an offer he can't resist. And that's when the story really gets complicated and interesting, with a trip to New York City, a lost manuscript by Edgar Allan Poe, a secret society known as the Thoth Club, an even more secretive woman named Madison, as well as witchcraft, Tarot, mystery and murder.
"He was a long way from home. There were no maps for this part of New York City. Only a guide. He wasn't sure if he could trust her. He wasn't sure if he cared.... Lionel was a storm chaser. Maddie was a storm."
Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Shaefer is supernatural suspense at its best. I loved both Lionel and Maddie, and the magical world they're forced to navigate. I also loved all the crazy stuff that happens to them along the way, from meeting a powerful Greek Muse to running into a hoard of ravenous ghouls. It's a fast-paced and compelling read. And Schaefer's writing is amazing. I thought this novel was VERY entertaining. If you need more convincing, check out Verushka's review. After all, it's the reason I checked this one out in the first place.

Happy Reading!


26 comments:

  1. Sounds very good! I'll need to check it out. :)

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    1. Hi, Melody! Yeah, I thought this one was a really fun read.

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  2. Reading a series catchup of Jaye Wells Sabina Kane series had me falling in love with urban fantasy all over again for the first time in years. Maybe I'll start looking at new books in the genre again!

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  3. I've been curious about this book and now you've convinced me! I'm adding it to my wishlist right now. Great review! :)

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    1. I really liked it. I hope you like it, too. :)

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  4. I hadn't heard about it, but I read your review and Verushka's, and I'm definitely interested. If only I didn't have so MANY books I want to read, though!

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    1. That's always the problem, isn't it? Too many good books to read and never enough time to read them all. :D

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  5. I'm always looking for a good UF series. I'll definitely check this one out. :)

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    1. It's well-written and really drew me in. :)

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  6. Aw, thank you! I'm so glad I have you to gush with over this book -- because everything you said there: CO-SIGNED. This was such a wild ride!

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    1. It was! And I'm so glad you recommended this one, or else I probably never would have read it. Thanks! :D

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  7. I love that quote. And a secret society? This sounds awesome.

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  8. Sounds like fun to me! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. Sounds interesting. I'm not usually a reader of this genre anymore, but you made this one sound like lots of fun.

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    1. It wasn't the typical urban fantasy read, which I liked.

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  10. Sounds like a lot of fun! My urban fantasy has been limited to T.V. shows...I need to branch out more.

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    1. This one is well-written and I really liked Lionel. :)

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  11. I need to grab a copy of this. I saw Verushka's review as well!

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    1. That's what convinced me to give this book a try. And I'm very glad I did. :)

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  12. I'm not a big UF fan, but you always make them sound so good! I just might have to check this one out.

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    1. You can always DNF it if you don't like it. :)

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  13. Sold! I want to read this book.

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    1. It's a good one! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

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