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Daniel José Older
Daniel José Older is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc Books) and the upcoming Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015). Publishers Weekly hailed him as a "rising star of the genre"... show more

Daniel José Older is the author of Half-Resurrection Blues (book one of the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin's Roc Books) and the upcoming Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic's Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015). Publishers Weekly hailed him as a "rising star of the genre" after the publication of his debut ghost noir collection, Salsa Nocturna. He co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History and guest edited the music issue of Crossed Genres. His short stories and essays have appeared in Tor.com, Salon, BuzzFeed, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond. Daniel's band Ghost Star gigs regularly around New York and he facilitates workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at ghoststar.net/, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 months ago
I read this for the Fear Street square. The thing about this book is while it is very much stock urban fantasy and sometimes a bit too heavy on dialogue, the world building and characters are great. We also do not have the heroine as the only girl who can do anything.
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress
Sam's Reading: A Work in Progress rated it 1 year ago
Eraser Tattoo: 3.75Meet Cute: 3Don't pass me by: 4
Jennifer's Books
Jennifer's Books rated it 1 year ago
This wasn't a bad book at all. I like the author's writing style, and I love the diversity of the cast of characters. Had it not been for a few things, I'd have likely rated this a 3 or a 3.5 star read. 1. I mentioned this in an earlier update, but I feel somewhat like I was dropped in the middle ...
Just One More Chapter
Just One More Chapter rated it 2 years ago
Let's start off with the good. This had a very unique premise. A unique premise usually leads to a high rating in-and-of itself BUT unfortunately, the execution was subpar at best. I have come to terms with the fact that I will be the villain here and speak ill of the dead. I'm harsh mainly due to a...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 2 years ago
Incredible. Even better than the first one. Great series, excited to read the next one.
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