My name’s Quinn. If you buy into my reputation, I’m the most notorious demon hunter in New England. But rumors of my badassery have been slightly exaggerated. Instead of having kung-fu skills and a closet full of medieval weapons, I’m an ex-junkie with a talent for being in the wrong place at the... show more
My name’s Quinn. If you buy into my reputation, I’m the most notorious demon hunter in New England. But rumors of my badassery have been slightly exaggerated. Instead of having kung-fu skills and a closet full of medieval weapons, I’m an ex-junkie with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time. Or the right place at the wrong time. Or…whatever. Wanted for crimes against inhumanity I (mostly) didn’t commit, I was nearly a midnight snack for a werewolf until I was “saved” by a vampire calling itself the Bride of Quiet. Already cursed by a werewolf bite, the vamp took a pint out of me too. So now…now, well, you wouldn’t think it could get worse, but you’d be dead wrong.
Publish date: February 5th 2013
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 253
Edition language: English
Series: Siobhan Quinn (#1)
The author's warnings are little pretentious. "If your ears, eyes, and sensibilities are easily offended, this book is not for you. If you want a romance novel, this book is not for you. ... In fact, if you're the sort who believes books should come with warning labels, this book's not for you." ...
There's been a tradition in urban fantasy, starting back with Vicki Nelson becoming a vampire if not before, of a protagonist who started out human becoming something supernatural. Blood Oranges goes over the top when our heroine (or at least viewpoint character, because Siobhan Quinn is NOT partic...
Implausibly well-read junkie street kid inadvertently becomes (in)famous monster killer. Rhode Island apparently has quite a vampire/werewolf/demon problem; no wonder it seemed so underpopulated when I was there. Sloppy but amusing (as is the fake author bio at the end).
4-4.5 stars. This review originally posted at
Once again I am blown away by the way this author's mind works. Tricksy, mesmerizing, and just plain fantastic. Quinn is as much defined by her addiction as by her supernatural powers. An unreliable narrator who I never gave up on, I don't know how Tierney manages to write such dark stories witho...