Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge: A Novel
College grad Bailey Chen has all of the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend still around when she moves back home. But her demons become a lot more literal when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders. It... show more
College grad Bailey Chen has all of the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and a rocky relationship with Zane, the only friend still around when she moves back home. But her demons become a lot more literal when Zane introduces Bailey to his cadre of monster-fighting bartenders. It turns out supernatural creatures are stalking the streets of Chicago, and they can be hunted only with the help of magically mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will these supernatural powers be enough for Bailey and a ragtag band of mixologists to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? Includes 13 cocktail recipes from an ancient book of cocktail lore.
Publish date: 2016-06-07
Publisher: Quirk Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Urban Fantasy with booze. Yep I can get behind that. This was a fun frolic of a novel with an interesting hook in the whole drink to get the ability to fight demons thing - and I especially enjoyed the background of alcohol and cocktail recipe inserts that tied into the plot.Overall a good read with...
Simply put, this book was FUN. A little bit Harry Potter and a little bit Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Except it isn't vampires they are slaying, and the Slayers are bartenders that make magic cocktails that give them superpowers to slay demons.I mean COME ON, who cannot love such a premise. The plot f...
I had no interest in reading this book (horror just isn't my thing) until one of Quirk's publicists put an image of a page of "The Devil's Water Dictionary" up on Snapchat, and suddenly I couldn't resist. Pages of an old mixology book being integrated into (see how I avoided saying "mixed in" there?...
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley and Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.]An original enough idea (powers granted through cocktails), although in the end the story didn't stray much into uncharted territory as far as “typical urban fantasy” goes.Bailey, freshly graduated fro...
I was drawn in by the cover (for some reason not shown on Booklikes at the moment) and hooked by the fun world and engaging characters. This was a super enjoyable romp with a fresh take on demon hunting and a sweetness in the relationship between Lane and Bailey. My only bump was all the passages ...