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Kimber Frantz

I can't stop reading. Or buying books. Or talking about books.

Currently reading

A Red-Rose Chain: An October Daye Novel
Seanan McGuire
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Gregory Boyle

Zoo City

Zoo City - Lauren Beukes I really enjoyed reading Zoo City. The main character, Zinzi December, and the setting of Johannesburg, South Africa, are different from any other paranormal type of mystery I've read, and the story was seriously darker than most in that genre. It leans toward dark fantasy despite the almost realistic world (the only paranormal aspect being animal spirits being visibly attached to certain people who've committed grave crimes/sins, and those same people developing some sort of magical strength or power with the appearance of their animal. The animals reminded me a bit of the 'daemons' in Pullman's His Dark Materials series. Really wonderful writing and story telling. It looks like this author has additional books in other genres. I'll be checking them out.