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Yes, it's another super-sized review roundup, because seriously, if I don't get some of the links out of this file, I'm never going to find the floor. Fifteen links, all confirmed as currently valid, no waiting.


1. Leslee at Night Owl Reviews has reviewed An Artificial Night, and says, "Anyone who loves urban fantasy should be reading this series as it is the ultimate in the genre." Five star review! Woo!

2. Reading Amidst the Chaos has also posted a review of An Artificial Night, and says, "I have to say that this is rapidly becoming one of my favorite series. It took me a bit to put my finger on it, but I think it's got a lot to do with just how scary these books can be. McGuire does an incredible job taking the now popular urban fantasy genre and making it her own." Awesomesauce.

3. Rena at A Wicked Convergence of Circumstances has posted a review of Rosemary and Rue, and says, "The mystery aspects of the story are really well done, and have an almost film noir touch to them. The heroine is tough and has a very strong 'voice' to me—I liked her almost immediately." She has some comments on my use of non-European fae which are fair as of the first book; check out her review.

4. Hey, Cathy at MIT has posted a review of Feed! She says, "I found similarities to Joss Whedon: superficially, in the naming of one of the main characters after Buffy of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but more deeply, in the juxtaposition of humor with the stark reality of the world that has become all-too-familiar to our main characters. It is, in my opinion, an original idea well-executed." This review makes me happy.

5. The Telegraph has published a review of Feed which says, "At last: here is an intelligent novel about zombies with a plot that does more than just include an escape from lurching, rotting reanimates." Works for me.

6. The Outhouse posted a review of Feed, and says, "If you enjoy zombie stories or urban fantasy like World War Z or The Dresden Files you should definitely give Feed a try. It has great characters, good pacing, an interesting story and of course—plenty of zombies." Everything's better with zombies!

7. Adult Books 4 Teens posted a review of Feed, and says, "This action-packed, technology-amped suspense novel has many page-turning elements–zombies, political intrigue, combat scenes, and even a hint of incestuous romance." Awesome. But wait...

8. ...they also posted a review of Deadline, which says, "Once again, Grant presents that excellent combination of intellectual discourse and terrifying action that appeals to many teens. Readers of sophisticated thrillers reminiscent of the work of Michael Crichton or Douglas Preston should enjoy this series." La la la yay.

9. Seattle Pi has published a review of Feed, which says, "These days I am often intrigued by cover blurbs for novels, but rarely surprised by the words within. Mira Grant's novel Feed starts out innocently enough but morphs into a complex, amazingly intelligent, engaging story that kept me reading late into the night a few nights. This is not your average zombie story and easily in the top three books I've read so far in 2010." Okay, wow.

10. The Eloquent Page has also posted a review of Feed, which says, "The political elements of the novel are superb. More than once I thought to myself I was reading The West Wing with added zombies. I genuinely felt that the characters dialogue read like it had been written by Aaron Sorkin. The characters spark off one another and there are some great moments amongst the debates and discussions. Religion, politics, technology, personal freedoms are all examined in relation to the zombie threat. These exchanges are believable and make for a very enjoyable read." VICTORY!

11. Friends of Wild Iris has posted a review of An Artificial Night, and says, "An Artificial Night reads like the best of the detective genre swirled liberally with a punk fairytale vibe that preserves the proper fear and awe found in the traditional faerie stories." There's also some great analysis of the feminist aspects of the series. Check it out.

12. Travels Through Iest has posted a lovely review of A Local Habitation. I didn't find any good pull quotes, so just click on through.

13. Book Banter has posted a lovely review of An Artificial Night, and says, "McGuire kicks the series into high gear with this third book, blending the worlds of fae and fable, storytelling and nursery rhyme; while using the strong and interesting characters of her world." Woo!

14. It's our LJ review! [ profile] mondyboy has posted a review of Feed, and says, "Feed is a novel that never stops world building while at the same time ratcheting up the tension and providing us with a nice dollop of zombie mayhem. It's also a genuine science fiction novel." Rock on.

15. Flamingnet Teen Book Blog has posted a nice review of An Artificial Night to finish this batch with. No pull quotes, but check it out.

Note that of these fifteen reviews, only one was for one of my most recent releases, and it was tied to an older review. And this, friends and neighbors, is why we're having the big batches. More to come.

Date: 2011-08-02 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I find it appropriate that you give equal weight to pretty much all review sites; including a site such as "The Outhouse" next to high circulation newspapers such as The Telegraph and the Seattle Post-Intelligence.

One more blow for the bloggers.

Date: 2011-08-02 07:18 pm (UTC)

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