by W.R. Gingell
Series: The City Between #2
Narrator: Zehra Jane Naqvi
Length: 6 hours and 59 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 4 cups Speed: 1.4x
There’s a body beneath the skip bins. Fae on the forklift. A vampire in the manager’s office. And there’s definitely something skeevy going on in the locker rooms.
Hi. I’m Pet. Well, not exactly Pet. I am a pet.
I was meant to stay out of it, but somebody’s gotta do something when humans are being killed by Behindkind creatures.
Lucky for me, my owners are just as dangerous and inhuman as the bad guys...
Gads, this was good, but it ended on a cliffhanger and if the third book doesn’t release on audio, I will have a tantrum.
Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell is the second novel in the City Between and I loved the quirky characters and murder-mysteries. Urban Fantasy fans will love the downunder setting and unique worldbuilding.
Pet, (whose real name none of us know, because the Fae and vampire living in her home, don’t name their pets) is continuing to learn and question everything about her housemates, their rules and the supernatural world. She is snarky, smart and tends to get into trouble.
On a shopping trip while trying to vex JinYeong, Pet discovers a dead body behind the mart. We soon learn we have a Lycanthropes on the loose. Not to be confused with werewolves because those are from fairy tales.
JinYeong a Korean speaking vampire is perplexed when Pet understands him. Apparently since the last book she has been studying the language just to annoy him! These two remind me of siblings. Like almost touching the other until one is left screaming and Mom wants to pull her hair out. I love it.
Our friendly detective wants some help with a series of similar murders, and the three Psychos refuse until Pet finds herself mixed up. This was an exciting case as both Pet and JinYeong go undercover.
The series is refreshing and I love the Between and Behind. The Between sort of mirrors our world. Pet can see it, but has been warned not to enter alone. I love all the snark, interaction and developments between these characters. Pet is taking care of something and I loved that thread from beginning to end.
Zehra Jane Naqvi is fantastic as narrator, although I do have to speed her up to 1.4x or 1.5x because it would make me crazy otherwise. She nails the characters from personality to tone. I have no idea if her Korean is correct, but it sounds authentic.
Fans of urban fantasy looking for an original storyline and fresh look at Fae, Were and Vampires should grab their earbuds and listen.
Between Shifts ends with a nail-biting cliffhanger. I want book three on audio…STAT.Between Shifts by W.R. Gingell delivered snark, mystery, and all the elements one loves in urban fantasy #mustlisten #iloveaudiobooks #urbanfantasy Click To Tweet
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