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Review: Ghost Train to New Orleans



The Second Book in a Series: Ghost Train to New Orleans by Mur Laufferty



COULD YOU FIND A MUSEUM FOR A MONSTER?

OR A JAZZ BAR FOR A JABBERWOCK?



Zoe Norris writes travel guides for the undead. And she's good at it too -- her new-found ability to talk to cities seems to help. After the success of The Sbambling Guide to New York City, Zoe and her team are sent to New Orleans to write the sequel.

Work isn't all that brings Zoe to the Big Easy. The only person who can save her boyfriend from zombism is rumored to live in the city's swamps, but Zoe's out of her element in the wilderness. With her supernatural colleagues waiting to see her fail, and rumors of a new threat hunting city talkers, can Zoe stay alive long enough to finish her next book?



I’ve been following Mur’s work through podcasts for years, but the fist book in this series, A Shambling Guide to New York City was so good I brought Ghost Train as soon as I could. And it didn’t disappoint. There was plenty of action, no slow or boring points. But there was also lots of character development, not just for the main character, but the supporting cast as well. Plus awesome world building! As the reader learns along with Zoe, it feels natural, not an info dump at all. Can’t wait for the next one, which sounds like it will be London. I’d love to see Zoe take on San Francisco though.

Rating: A+



2014 Reading Bingo


A book with more than 500 Pages
A Forgotten Classic
A Book that Became a Movie
The Maze Runner
A Book Published this Year
Battle of Will
A Book with a Number in the Title
A Book Written by Someone Under Thirty
A Book with Non-Human Characters
A Funny Book
A Book by a Female Author
A Book with a Mystery
A Book with a One-Word Title
Coraline
A Book of Short Stories
Free Square A Book Set on a Different Continent
A Book of Non Fiction
The First Book by a Favorite Author
A book you Heard About Online
A Best-Selling Book
A Book Based on a True Story
A Book at the Bottom of your To Be Read Pile
A Book Your Friend Loves
The Graveyard Book
A Book that Scares You
A Book that is More Than 10 Years Old
The Second Book in a Series
Ghost Train to New Orleans
A Book with a Blue Cover


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