Book Review

Friday Finds

Looking for something to read this weekend?
Here’s two books that would make great weekend reads.

Synopsis (from Goodreads) 
The next chapter in the struggle for equal rights begins!
Hunter Gamble is an idealistic young attorney in a very special area of the practice: arcane defense. Funded by enigmatic billionaire Charles McClain and aided by shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, he’s making the world a better place — one vampire, zombie, or werewolf client at a time. After all, they deserve their day in court too, right?
When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating), Hunter’s idealism is tested as never before as he struggles to secure the man’s freedom. To do so, he must square off against a savvy and ambitious district attorney, contend with a judge who is deeply biased against arcanes, and stand up to a human-supremacist group which will stop at nothing — not even Hunter’s own death — to see his client convicted.

My Thoughts: Atticus for the Undead is smart zombie fiction. But it’s not just zombies here, guys–there’s a whole slew of supernatural creatures, all of whom are fighting for equal rights. Timely, fun, and  thought provoking, this is a great weekend read. (And, I’m told, Atticus is free on Amazon through Friday, 04 May 2012)

Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Evil is most assuredly afoot—and Britain’’s fate rests in the hands of an alluring renegade . . . and a librarian.
These are dark days indeed in Victoria’’s England. Londoners are vanishing, then reappearing, washing up as corpses on the banks of the Thames, drained of blood and bone. Yet the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences—, the Crown’’s clandestine organization whose bailiwick is the strange and unsettling, —will not allow its agents to investigate. Fearless and exceedingly lovely Eliza D. Braun, however, with her bulletproof corset and a disturbing fondness for dynamite, refuses to let the matter rest . . . and she’’s prepared to drag her timorous new partner, Wellington Books, along with her into the perilous fray. For a malevolent brotherhood is operating in the deepening London shadows, intent upon the enslavement of all Britons. And Books and Braun, —he with his encyclopedic brain and she with her remarkable devices, —must get to the twisted roots of a most nefarious plot . . . or see England fall to the Phoenix!

My Thoughts: I picked this up at BEA last year and read it over the following weekend. A snarky steampunk tale of two unlikely partners, Books and Braun (get it?), this is a great adventure through Victorian London. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of all things steampunk and I can’t wait to read more books starring this delightful duo.

Happy Reading 🙂

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