Writer: Rob Thurman
Genre: Urban/Dark Fantasy
The premise: Free from the Auphe, Cal and Niko decide to stay in NYC and open up their own business: bodyguarding and detective work, all focused, of course, on the supernatural. Their first gig isn't all that great, despite the fact it's a success, and their second gig is getting more complicated by the minute. What started out as spying for werewolves has turned into something far more sinister, and everyone Cal knows and loves could suffer by time it's over.
Worth the Cash: despite my issues, I did enjoy this book quite a lot and plan on reading the rest of the series as the books are released. I have the next installment waiting on my shelf, but I need a break from Cal's smart-ass narration. I'm telling you: if John Scalzi ever wrote urban fantasy, I think it'd look similar to this. Thurman definitely has a handle on the snarky, cynical narration, and where she really shines is how she handles the usual cliches of fangs, fur, and fey, and that I really enjoy. Moonshine is an enjoyable sequel to Nightlife, and I look forward to seeing where the series goes from here. Well, I look forward to and dread it. With a character like Cal, you never know WHAT'S going to happen.
The full review, which does include spoilers, may be found in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.
REVIEW: Rob Thurman's MOONSHINE