Thursday, February 8, 2018

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge

Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger


“But a few rounds had the same effect as a trip to Pinocchio’s Pleasure Island: anyone could turn into an ass.”

“Fuck. That. Shit.”

“She straightened, a distinct, uncomfortable pride burgeoning in her chest. She was no show-off, but when she did a good job, she wanted her A+, dammit. And if she literally and figuratively kicked ass at bartending, she wanted them to know it.”

“And so, at two that same night—or the next morning, depending—Bailey set off for Nero’s Griddle on Belmont for what Zane had promised would be “an indoctrination session, but with pancakes.”

“Chivalry is dumb,” she said. “But so’s being cold.”

“He was a grown-up, and Bailey was just a teenager who’d gotten old.”

“The mean streets of Ravenswood were hardly mean, but Bailey had never felt more wary of them.”

“She much preferred to reserve hugging for the people who really mattered, but in the last few years society had decided that brief embraces were the best way to greet everyone everywhere.”

“And if you’re gonna color outside the lines again, make sure you pick the lines that’re really fucking asking for it.”

“The grown-up who says they know what they’re doing is a grown-up who’s lying.”

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lively Libations aka My Review of Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge


4 gnomes and a gnome hat out of 5 gnomes

Feelings after reading - pumped up and thirsty (gotta try some of the drinks that were mentioned. :) )

This book was one wild ride. I adore the whole magic system that’s in play here. Cocktails for magic and a surprising other drink that heals makes for a truly fun read.

All the drink recipes and history are great additions that make the book shine too.

Bailey and the other characters are well done and have great chemistry. My favorite characters (besides the awesome Bailey) have to be Vincent and Bucket. I like that these characters definitely aren’t perfect but find their way as they go along.

Also great is the surprising big bad and just how far they will go to get what they want.

Overall, fighting evil with booze leads to plenty of surprises/twists/and a surprising amount of heart.