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Firstly, I think this should have been put under the Romance section as it's definitely a romantic comedy.
This was about an alternative world where Otherworlders - made up of Vampires, Zombies, Ghouls, Were's and anything magic - we end up all living together and it's set it York so the narrator has a Northern England dialect. Quite quickly the plot draws you into a weird, funny, sad, touching world where we soon empathise with the characters. There are many surprises along the way to add to the quirkiness of the plot and there's mention of sex and there were non graphic encounters.
Worth a credit? At first I thought "what the hell's this?" but, if you give it time, you uncover a good, emotional, funny one-liner filled listen that's on sale so I just bought it but I just don't know if it will appeal to everyone.
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It is a fun story, in a world with an alternate history in which "otherworlders" (different species) came to share the planet with us in relative peace after violent times....Anyway, the protagonist, female, with a quirky sense of humor and not the perfect heroine but endearing non the less is faced with an upcoming war, an intense but not wanted love with a "drop dead gorgeous and sexy" vamp, and family secrets...All wrapped up in a delicious performance.
Fantasy Chick-Lit, yes, but FUN!
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I really enjoyed this book, I was not sure I would but thought I would give it a go. It was good to get a UK based story like this as so many are in the US and the narrative was good too. I liked the narrator, who added authenticity because of the accent - it helped as it was based in York. I found I wanted the next instalment - is there going to be another one? I hope so.....