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Subject: Kushiel author's new series
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 1:40 PM ET
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Jacqueline Carey, who wrote the Kushiel series and the Naamah series, has a new book out that's very different for her: "Dark Currants."

It's set in contemporary US, in a small town, and has a young spunky heroine who's half-human, half other---and it's all about the Fae inhabitants, all kinds of Fae, along with some vamps and shifters, and some issues they have with the human inhabitants. That really does not do it justice, but if you like contemporary paranormal, I think you'd like this. I loved her other books; this is very different, but very good. And it's a very light, easy read.

The worst thing is the cover; it looks like some YA romance, I'm embarassed to be seen with it :)  But it's big big big on paranormal denizens and activity in this town, which has lots of "other" inhabitants.

Last Edited on: 2/18/13 4:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/15/2013 7:34 PM ET
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I love Kushiel. I'm on the WL for Dark Currents.

I'm glad to hear that it's good. I wasn't a big fan of Santa Olivia.

Date Posted: 2/16/2013 8:58 PM ET
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I read "Dark Currents" and liked it a lot - actually better than the Kushiel series (where I stalled out after the first book of the second trilogy). I'd call it solid urban fantasy; the series it most reminded me most of, based on the setting and general feel (although neither is super close), are Nicole Peeler's Jane True books (except that those have more laugh-out-loud humor), Stacey Jay's Annabelle Lee books (except that Carey's heroine is less annoyingly self-destructive), and Diana Rowland's two series.