A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city -- for the undead!
Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can't take off her resume -- human.
Not to be put off by anything -- especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker -- Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble -- with Zoe right in the middle.
Surviving in New York City is tricky even if one doesn't encounter paranormal entities, but Lafferty's charming debut offers a helping hand for coterie ("monster is pejorative") and humans alike. Desperate for work after a disastrous affair sends her back from Raleigh, N.C., to New York, guidebook expert Zo Norris applies for a gig with Underground Publishing and lands an interview with a company rep who turns out to be a vampire. Undeterred, she quickly takes to her job as managing editor for a coterie guidebook to New York. She becomes fast friends with a water sprite and a death goddess, has to fend off the attentions of an incubus, and starts self-defense training with Granny Good Mae, a homeless assassin with connections to the government anticoterie department called Public Works. Zo 's romance with a Public Works agent lacks credibility, but excerpts from the guide and adventures at coterie hangouts make the novel an enjoyable tour of the city's supernatural side.
Engaging characters, creative storyline. Unique premise. What's not to love.
I love this book. It's a little adult... I love that! It's not for all ages but I am in love. I love it so much I had my good friend look in to it and now she is hooked!
Really enjoyed this well prepared book