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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Jayne Castle
Diana Peterfreund
Bad Behavior
Jennifer Lane
The False Prince
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer, Book 1)
David James
Amaryllis (St. Helen's Series #1)

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #1)

Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles Series #1) - Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2011/10/17/review-hounded-by-kevin-hearne/It took only a few pages before I was hooked on Hounded, which has what my mother would probably term “smart humor” — the kind of humor that is subtle and witty, and though it might make you laugh out loud, you are more likely to spend the entire book with a wry smirk on your face. I would recommend Hounded based on its humor alone, but there are so many other aspects of Hounded that make it worth your while. The vast majority of urban fantasy that I have read thus far has been written by women and features a female main character. Hounded is not, and this difference makes it such a refreshing read. Between that and the inclusion of a Druid as the main character (which I have yet to see elsewhere), Kevin Hearne has managed to set himself apart in the UF genre.Atticus is as cool as he is old. His character embodies the “I look 21 but am really 2,100″ vibe; Atticus has managed to adapt and blend into modern society while still retaining the wisdom that 2,100 years can bring. The remaining cast of characters are as charming as Atticus, albeit in their own way. As a dog lover, you know I loved Oberon (who wouldn’t want a dog you could communicate telepathically with?). Everyone else was superbly written, right down to the widow MacDonagh and Atticus’s employee Perry.Hounded is light-hearted, witty, and full of action that should appeal to a wide range of readers. I am already looking forward to getting my hands on the next book in the series.Originally read 9/6/2011 - 9/7/2011; reread in March 2012 for the Kiss Me, I'm Irish Read-Along