Sunday, December 20, 2015
Borderline by Mishell Baker
A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she's sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales.
For her first assignment, Millie is tasked with tracking down a missing movie star who also happens to be a nobleman of the Seelie Court. To find him, she'll have to smooth-talk Hollywood power players and uncover the surreal and sometimes terrifying truth behind the glamour of Tinseltown. But stronger forces than just her inner demons are sabotaging her progress, and if she fails to unravel the conspiracy behind the noble's disappearance, not only will she be out on the streets, but the shattering of a centuries-old peace could spark an all-out war between worlds.
Borderline is the first book in a new series. It is set in a world that looks like ours with one difference; although most people do not know it in this world there is magic.
Millie finds out when she is recruited to join the Arcadia Project. Millie is an unusual main character. She has a lot of problems and spends a lot of time explaining why being borderline means that she will react a certain way. Her behavior often leads her into trouble. It also helps her see things other may miss.
A lot of book sets up the world and introduces the characters. There is a problem that must be solved and Millie is the one to come up with the important facts that lets the team find and stop a big problem. Millie is helped with a large cast of unusual characters. They help with the backstory and world building making the story and the world seem more complete.
At times I did not like Millie but I always kept reading to see what she would do next. I likes the end. It leaves Millie in a position to tackle future problems in this world where magic is more prevalent than anyone knows.
Saga Press will publish Borderline by Mishell Baker in March of 2016.
I received an ARC of Borderline from Amazon Vine in return for an honest review.