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ISBN: 0451465016
Author: Kathleen Tierney
Language: English
Publisher: Ace; First Edition edition (February 5, 2013)
Pages: 253
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 145
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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Blood Oranges (A Siobhan Quinn Novel . As far as Blood Oranges being a great deconstruction or satire of the urban fantasy genre, all I can say to that is: if you think that, you obviously haven't read any urban fantasy.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Blood Oranges (A Siobhan Quinn Novel Book 1. It's pretty clear that the author herself hasn't read any novels in this genre. Most of her references are either from movies or TV.

Turns put I suppose Blood Oranges is intended to be a foul-mouthed antidote to typical vampire romance novels or Buffy pastiches, but since I don't read either of those I have to judge it in a vacuum. tl; dr version - nice idea, so-so execution. Our protagonist, Siobhan Quinn, is a runaway junkie who gets attacked by a werewolf and vampire in the same night, suffering from both curses. Sadly, the author doesn't really play with this idea very much. You'll find that story in the movie Underworld.

Blood Oranges A Siobhan Quinn Novel.

Siobhan Quinn is back and working a new case in the dark and satirical sequel to Blood Oranges. A Siobhan Quinn Novel Series: Related Titles. Other Series By Caitlin R. Kiernan and Kathleen Tierney. Half-vampire, half-werewolf Siobhan Quinn survived her initiation into the world of demons and monsters. But staying alive as she becomes entangled in underworld politics might prove to be more difficult. When the daughter of a prominent necromancer vanishes, it’s up to Quinn to find the girl. About Caitlin R. Kiernan. C K. More about Caitlin R. About Kathleen Tierney. K T. More about Kathleen Tierney. Other Series You Might Like. Find other titles in.

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Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Kathleen Tierney is the psuedonym for Caitlin R. Kiernan, the author of nine novels, including Daughter of Hounds, The Red Tree, and The Drowning Girl. She is a four-time nominee for the World Fantasy Award and a two-time nominee for the Shirley Jackson Award. Библиографические данные. Blood Oranges A Siobhan Quinn Novel (Том 1).

This Siobhan Quinn book isn’t horror or urban fantasy or mystery, but rather a horrifying, fantastical heroine who finds herself embroiled in a. .Writing as Kathleen Tierney.

This Siobhan Quinn book isn’t horror or urban fantasy or mystery, but rather a horrifying, fantastical heroine who finds herself embroiled in a mystery. All Things Urban Fantasy. If you like your urban fantasy down and dirty, then you can’t freaking pass Blood Oranges and Red Delicious up! -My Shelf Confessions. A well-written, smart, and unapologetically snarky follow-up to Blood Oranges. That’s What I’m Talking About.

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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.

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Over the past year or so I've pretty much read all of Caitlin R. Kiernan's novels. Her first few are a bit rough, but the most recent ones I'm definitely a fan of. When I heard that she had a new novel coming out, written as Kathleen Tierney, I was excited. I'm a fan of good urban fantasy, and was interested to get her take on the genre. When my copy first arrived, I was surprised at how short it was. It's only about 250 pages long. Once I actually started reading it, I was surprised at how fun (and funny) it was. Most of her fiction is very serious and dark, so I was glad to see she had a different side to her. Blood Oranges was a riot most of the time. I loved most of the snarky side comments by Quinn. This novel is populated with interesting characters and situations. There's blood and gore, and (thankfully) no romance, and it's often laugh-out-loud funny. While overall I liked it, when I reached the end I yearned for something more. Something with a little more depth. (If you want to read Kiernan at her best, I suggest either of the following novels: The Red Tree, The Drowning Girl, or Murder of Angels.) Our main character, Quinn, basically meets one character after another, and that's pretty much it. There's no intricate plot here. Just one fun scene after another. This would have been a stronger novel if the author expanded on some parts while completely cutting others (I don't need street by street directions to where your character is traveling). There was one inconstancy involving a cell phone that bothered me. While our narrator isn't the most reliable person, I'd say this was an oversight by the author, rather than something that was planned.

As far as Blood Oranges being a great deconstruction or satire of the urban fantasy genre, all I can say to that is: if you think that, you obviously haven't read any urban fantasy. It's pretty clear that the author herself hasn't read any novels in this genre. Most of her references are either from movies or TV. Frankly, I found Kiernan's vampires and werewolves a bore. Thankfully, she introduced lots of other creatures, which were much more interesting.

Overall, while I might seem a bit overly critical, I did enjoy this novel. I just wished it had more depth. Hopefully the sequel, which I definitely plan on reading, rectifies that. I'd recommend this novel to Kiernan's fans or dark urban fantasy fans like me who don't want any romance in their UF. However, I've definitely read novels in this genre that are better than Blood Oranges (on the other hand, I've also read a lot worse!).

Here's a list of my all-time favorite urban fantasy series (first book of each series is listed):

Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder
Blood Engines by T.A. Pratt
Blood Price by Tanya Huff
Kezan
Prepare yee oh urban fantasy fans for Blood Oranges and a junkie slash slayer of nasties, turned vampy werewolf. Did that make sense? No? – ok so Quinn is a drug addict but also hunts those nasty creatures that lurk in the world, aptly named nasties. Werewolves, vampires, etc. Just her bad luck she gets bitten by a lupe and then turned by a vampire. So she ends up some weird abomination of both.

She isn’t a reputable person, she is indulgent, somewhat self centered, and she only gave up the drugs because hey they are no longer what gets her juices going..now thats blood and other dark things. Oh and she drops more f-bombs than I would have imagined possible. Alright maybe not but I kid you not about the swearing. I was listening to the audio book and both my visiting mother and husband asked me to turn it off in fear that I would corrupt my toddler into that being his first spoken word.

I seriously enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio obviously and thought the narration was spot on. There was only one voice that the narrator did that I wasn’t fond of and that was Mr. B. All the others were so great, especially the creepy Bride of Quiet’s voice. It literally was quiet and eery. I highly recommend trying the audio if you are one that doesn’t mind listening versus reading in print. I’m really glad I decided to do the audio – if I hadn’t I would have been mispronouncing the characters name Siobhan in my head forever after. It sounds like “Chavon” when pronounced.

Back to Blood Oranges itself. It’s written in a style where Quinn is basically talking to the reader as if she’s writing this as a book. She pokes a lot of fun at the various urban fantasy and paranormal romance genres. Fans of those genres will get a kick out of this. I thought it a way that she was tipping her hat to them even while making fun of things. Too many mentions though about the ‘vampires do not sparkle’ – personally I’ve seen quite a few authors use that jab lately. I get it because I’m not a fan of Stephenie Meyer either. What you do get is a ton of awesome freaking creatures. Demons, bridge trolls, some weird rat creature…a talking bird – you name it.

Like many urban fantasy this story has a mystery at its heart where Quinn has to set about finding out – just why did she end up this way, who’s behind it and who’s ass she must kick in payback. To say that she’s a bit of a pawn in this book would be putting it mildly. Even that considered I liked her, I liked her a lot. I’m hoping to see her take charge of things more in the next book, even so she did a great job of things here. She kills, hey you gotta eat to live right? I like that she isn’t beating herself up over it, and she has a predisposition to violence. Beat the crap out of him if thats what it takes to get him to talk I say, it works. She doesn’t have some painful moral qualms getting in her way.

Filled with humor, darkness, and lots of ooey gooey. Blood Oranges is definitely an urban fantasy you want to give a try. And low and behold no freaking romance! I found that lack so refreshing. Read it, laugh, don’t be shocked by the exorbitant amount of profanity because I’ve given you fair warning.

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