Friday, March 21, 2014

Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides)

Ghost Train to New Orleans (The Shambling Guides)
Offered by Hachette Book Group
Price: $8.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Book 2 in Series: 4.5 Stars, March 21, 2014

Book Description

March 4, 2014

Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?

This book picks up a short time after The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides) (book 1) and gives us a very interesting look into New Orleans. We see Nola through Zoes' eyes. Zoe is a human who recently found our that she is also a 'citytalker', a very very rare human with power. Zoe and gang are researching NOLA for the next book in the travel series they are writing, plus her boyfriend Arthur is coming along to see if he can get some help with his zombism since he has 'lost' the drugs that slow down the 'disease'.

Be prepared for a better crafted and faster paced book than the last one. This book doesn't get bogged down with anything that is over the top - at least over the top for speculative fiction. Also be prepared for changes.

There is plenty of fun, dry, acerbic and witty humor as well as some astonishing changes in some of the characters, relationships and story line.

There is plenty of growth through-out this entire novel,not only on Zoes side, but the whole crews side. NOLA was the perfect place to showcase this novel and Ms Lafferty does a wonderful job of making you feel like you are really there.

The characters are likeable and mostly ones that I would want to see as a real life friends. Ones that I would want at my back!

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