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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Readerly rambles (a mini-review of Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch)*

Midnight Riot - Ben Aaronovitch

For some reason, this book took me an unreasonable time to finish. It isn't that I didn't like it, but I also can't say that I loved it.


It hit a lot of my buttons - set in London, urban fantasy, interesting world-building, police procedural with fantasy elements. For all of that, though, I'm still not sure about it.


I'm not giving it a thumbs down, but I didn't like it as much as I like the Alex Verus series. I'll give the series another book, to see if it hooks me better the second time around.


*I've decided to do more mini-reviews in 2015. These are partly to tag my memory, because I find that writing anything about the book cements my memory, and partly because a full-blown review is a lot of work and I find that a lot of books just don't require that level of commitment.