Bailey Chen is fresh out of college, with all the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school.
But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: Vodka grants super strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all of these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a real-world job beckons?
This sharp and funny urban fantasy is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and grown-up listeners of Harry Potter. Includes 15 recipes from a book of ancient cocktail lore.
©2016 Paul Krueger (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sure. In fact, I think I will, since the mix of humour and action will probably appeal to one of my friends who is a big Buffy fan.
I liked all of them really, but Bailey's mentor (not Zane, the other one..I'm terrible with names) endeared himself to me.
What any competent narrator brings. She's pretty good at doing different voices for each character, and that brings it to life in a way that simply reading wouldn't.
Not really. It made me smile though, and listening to it while working made my day a lot less boring. I also made about 100 mental notes to learn more about various drinks.
If you're looking for a deep book with lots of character development and maybe an underlying message about coming of age or something like that, then this isn't the book for you. If, however, you're looking for a few hours of action filled fun, go right ahead. I hope there will be a sequel!
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