|Hangout Date||Theme||Picked by|
|November 2, 2017||Historical Vampires||Kiala / Forum Poll|
|The Quick||n/a||n/a||n/a||4||4||3.24 (7,492)|
|Dead Witch Walking||5||n/a||n/a||n/a||5||4.04 (99,915)|
Main Pick: The Quick by Lauren OwenEdit
'An astonishing debut, a novel of epic scope and suspense that conjures up all the magic and menace of Victorian London'
London, 1892: James Norbury, a shy would-be poet newly down from Oxford, finds lodging with a charming young aristocrat. Through this new friendship, he is introduced to the drawing-rooms of high society, and finds love in an unexpected quarter. Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Unnerved, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In the sinister, labyrinthine city that greets her, she uncovers a secret world at the margins populated by unforgettable characters: a female rope walker turned vigilante, a street urchin with a deadly secret, and the chilling “Doctor Knife.” But the answer to her brother’s disappearance ultimately lies within the doors of one of the country’s preeminent and mysterious institutions: The Aegolius Club, whose members include the most ambitious, and most dangerous, men in England.
In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical world that is both beguiling and terrifying. The Quick will establish her as one of fiction’s most dazzling talents.
Alternate Pick: Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim HarrisonEdit
All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party... and to feed.
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead... or undead.