Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuire

Posted August 8, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the author as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: 2 Free Shorts by Seanan McGuireThe Ghosts of Bourbon Street, IM by Seanan McGuire
is a Urban Fantasy
in the , series.
This edition was published by the author and has 62 pages.

four-half-stars

Series: Incryptid

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”, 3.1
“IM”, 3.2

It’s two free short stories (PDF, MOBI, and ePUB) that occur between Half-Off Ragnarok, 3, and Pocket Apocalypse, 4, in Seanan McGuire’s Incryptid urban fantasy series; see the chronological listing of the InCryptid books on my website for the complete list).

The Short Stories

“The Ghosts of Bourbon Street”

Verity is taking Dominic the long way home to get him adjusted to the strangeness of her family. In New Orleans, she’ll be introducing him to the raw Aunt Rose from Sparrow Hill Road, Ghost Stories #1 (this short takes place after Sparrow Hill Road). And it’s due to Rose that a ghost asks for help with the vandalism being suffered by the ghost krewes. Interesting bit of selfish and N’awlins culture.

“‘He means he defected,’ I said. ‘I didn’t defect. I was born defective.'”

I had hoped for more on the Aeslin mice in this, well, besides how much Verity enjoyed the wording on that holy ritual for “Look It’s Another Goddamn Cattle Ranch”.

“IM”

A sad tale as Artie is freaking out over Sarah’s injuries and not being able to see her, speak to her. Great-Aunt Angela holds all the cards and is keeping Sarah close. And warning Artie that it may never get any better than this. It’s a shortie. A very short, shortie.

four-half-stars

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