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Fantasy
Author: Laura Anne Gilman
ISBN: 0373803249
Subcategory: Fantasy
Pages 384 pages
Publisher Luna; Original edition (January 18, 2011)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
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Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations Laura Anne Gilman. Year Published: 2011. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading

Pack of Lies (Paranormal Scene Investigations Laura Anne Gilman. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Laura Anne Gilman is the author of the popular Cosa Nostradamus books for Luna (the Retrievers and Paranormal Scene Investigations urban fantasy series), and the Nebula award-nominated The Vineart War trilogy from Pocket, as well as the YA trilogy GRAIL QUEST for Harper. Her first story collection is DRAGON VIRUS and she continues to write and sell short fiction in a variety of genres.

Hard Magic: Paranormal Scene Investigations, Book 1. Laura Anne Gilman. This series is fun, witty and engaging

Hard Magic: Paranormal Scene Investigations, Book 1. This series is fun, witty and engaging.

The second book in the Paranormal Scene Investigations series). A novel by Laura Anne Gilman. My name is Bonita Torres. I am an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. And I love saying that. Funny, how life can change really fast.

Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right? The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn't quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it's in thei My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right?

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Автор: Gilman Laura Anne Название: Pack of Lies Издательство: Simon & Schuster Классификация: ISBN: 0373803249 . Now Im an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York.

2011 Язык: ENG Поставляется из: США Описание: My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Pretty awesome, right? The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isnt quick to give.

This is the second book in Ms. Gilman's new series "Paranormal Scene Investigations". This is the second book in Ms. This is an outstanding book, with outstanding character development, and a clear indication that the author wants her heroes to stand out from the crowd.

Paranormal Scene Investigations. Hard Magic Pack of Lies Tricks of the Trade Dragon Justice. stands for Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal Investigations. Bonnie Torres was a twenty-something Talent, fresh out of college and looking for a job. Instead, it found her. . Because in a world where magic is just as common as electricity, abuse of that power is inevitable. And sometimes only a Talent can solve a Talented crim. elcome to . Praise for Paranormal Scene Investigations

My name is Bonita Torres, and eight months ago I was an unemployed college graduate without a plan. Now I'm an investigator with the Private Unaffiliated Paranormal Investigations team of New York. Pretty awesome, right?The Cosa Nostradamus, the magical community, isn't quick to give up its secrets, though. Not even to fellow members. Not even when it's in their best interests. So we've been busting our tails, perfecting our forensic skills, working to gain acceptance. The team's tight… but we have our quirks, too. And our Big Dog, Benjamin Venec…well, he's a special case, all right.But we can't give up. We're needed, especially when a case comes along that threatens to pit human against fatae. But one wrong move could cost us everything we've worked for….
Gavinranara
Bonnie Torres is a tough cookie no matter what way you look at it. She caught the eye of one her now employers, Benjamin Venec, while investigating the death of her father, and now she works for P.U.P.I. (Private, Unaffiliated, Paranormal Investigations). She and her team mates have talent with a capital T. When not blowing out the electricity of their dilapidated office in their efforts to refine their control of current (magic), they are out on the streets, investigating cases that the normal officials might never even hear of.

This time around there's accusations of attempted rape and murder, and all sides are claiming to be the victim. All four involved are Casa Nostradamus - members of the magical community. But to make matters more interesting, one of them is a Ki-Rin - one of the most highly revered peoples of the Fatae. Ki-Rin never lie, but this one's not talking to anyone.

This is the big one. If P.U.P.I. can solve this case, it will be a huge step toward being accepted by the Casa. If they fail, well. It was fun while it lasted. On top of it all, someone is targeting P.U.P.I. directly, subtly, trying to tear them apart. And then there's this weird mental connection Benjamin and Bonnie have developed, and she's not sure she likes it. She has a hard enough time trying to not think about him under normal circumstances without him *being* in her head all the time!
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I must admit I was not looking forward to reading this book because I didn't care for the first one. It's not a bad book it just pretty much giving you the background/setup for future books. I'm now glad I read the first one and would recommend that you do so too. I picked the second one up (Pack of Lies) because this one got such good reviews that I thought I should check it out. Boy I'm glad I did. It starts off with a bang and doesn't let up until the end. The PUPI (private unaffiliated paranormal investigations) are out to find the facts about an attack on a ki-rin and its companion. A ki-rin is a rare and ancient breed that you show upmost respect to and you never question their integrity. While the gang is trying to figure that puzzle, they are also under attack from another front. Did I mention the sexual tension between Bonnie (a PUPI investigator) and her boss Ben? Yikes it is hot, hot, hot. Pack of lies is a very good book that I highly recommend.
LeXXXuS
I am hooked on this series (which started with Hard Magic). Fun, interesting characters, original world-building, and a roller coaster ride of a plot. A fast and fun read!
Keel
Great series. Fun to read. Great universe. Great character development. Well written. I like how all the characters are growing in their roles, and the vivid imagery of the story line are all fantastic.
Quendant
This series is fun, witty and engaging. I love the world Laura Anne Gilman has created, and the new investigation agency operating in it. A series I would be happy to buy in hardcover - and there aren't many of those!
Binar
Awesome series, unique idea behind the main characters and great writing, comes from the Retriviers series are awesome to enjoy
Beranyle
Alright, first let me start by saying that I enjoyed this book for the most part, but like in the first book, I can't seem to shake of the annoyance I have with the main character, Bonita Torres. She is about every bad stereotype of what a "Latina" woman should be, passed off as a supposedly liberated one. First and foremost, there are descriptors that absolutely annoy me in this book. They are vague and ignorant. Ex: when one of the other character's says that she is the perfect mix of "Boston upper-crust and New York Latina." What is that suppose to mean? What is a Latina for this author?

There are many different types of Latin countries, not just Spanish speaking ones. Now, I know the author is referring to Latin America, but it's so annoying that the author does not do her homework about the city and its heritage. First and foremost, in New York the biggest concentration of Latin-Americans are Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Peruvians. She should figure out Bonnie's background or mix of backgrounds so she can develop her character, since "Latina" really means nothing. Its too vague of a descriptor. The author, though, clearly wants to emphasis this since she reminds us of this fact in almost every chapter despite it clearly is the least developed part of her personality.

Now in this book, it says that she was living with her Latin father until she was about 12, she should know at least a little bit of her Latin culture and if she doesn't the author needs to account for this. Also another aspect that annoys me is that the author is clearly just drawing from European and Asian fantasy/myths/folklore and ignores completely American folklore (when I use American I mean both continents). Bonnie Torres, has the kenning, which is precognition and sound s more Scottish than Latin American, which annoys me to no end. Latin America is a diverse blend of history and religious, and has many, many, many folk stories/ myths/ and beliefs about precognition, magic, and "faerie" creatures that I think should be included in this story and to Bonnie's knowledge bank. If Bonnie was truly Latina she would not have the kenning she would have Vistaciones/ Sue'os. She wouldn't use scrying crystals she would divine drinking ayuahuasca/ reading coca leaves/ using a cup of water and palm leaves. I recommend the author do some research about Meso-american beliefs that still are practiced today, Yoruba traditions in the Carribean (if Bonnie is Puerto Rican or Cuban) as well as Santeria, and last but not least research the differences about each country. Latina, doesn't mean we all share a universal culture, though some of the cultural aspects are similar there are a lot more differences in the country.

That being said we are constantly reminded that Bonnie has blonde hair and is Latina. Is this supposed to be unusual? Let me tell you right now it's not (I have blonde hair and I'm Peruvian). Latin America is so diverse, just like, if not even more than USA. Just like you can have Asian-American, Native-American, and etc in USA you can have it in Latin America. If you want to see extremely blonde/blue eyed "latins" go to Argentina or Uruguay.

Last but not least, not every Latin in USA lives in a Barrio. I didn't and still don't, but I've been to one and know people that live in one and I know that Bonnie is suppose to live near on in the book. Where she lives is not a Barrio. It is just a bunch of obnoxious kids whom she engages in shouting matches. Also those kids need to be taught about sexual harassment, but I am assuming the author is trying to portray the openness/bluntness and sometimes very machista heritage that some Latin men inherit. Anyway a Barrio has culture, which is clearly what this book is missing. If you want a real barrio, you need real life details: (here is a stereotype that works) the men playing dominos on fold up table in a side-walk, a corner store where Spanish is the first language and English is slightly frowned upon, the owner would be called "Chino" since he is have Bolivian-Chinese, and there would be a lady who would sell Peruvian tamales and chocolo con queso outside her house. That is barrio.

Another and this is just a little nit-picky, but the two Spanish sentences utter in this book...the first one was wrong. The Paula, the bartender asks Como esta? Its suppose to be Como estas, since it's the Tu/ you form. Unless it's a dialect, in which case you need to account for this or Usted form. Usted is formal you and then is would be Usteds como estan? Since its multiple people or if its just Bonnie, then Usted Como esta? This is too formal, if they are already friends, unless the speaker is El Salvadorian or from another country that uses Usted over the Tu form. Again Dialect, which you have to account for or else its seen as wrong and you lose credibility.

By the same mark, Nifty, is also an under-developed stereotype. Pietr, sadly, lost a lot of his development from the previous book as well. He is now more like all the rest of the guys after Bonnie.

Sexuality is interesting in this book. Bonnie is Bi, which is fine and she has a great attitude towards people but she is far too promiscuous to not be insecure about herself. Also she is Latin and became sexually active at 14? Really....lets use our brain here, think about all the negative connotations that people usually have about latin women. Thank you for perpetuating them.

Also despite this pro-feminist voice the author is trying to promote in her book. It falls short; it's still very much a patriarchal society. The Big Dogs are all men and they seem to be the ones with most control. Aden, the weak crazy female as a villain, and the evil main character is a power crazed man who seems to only work with other men and use women. The girl who gets assaulted is a weak damsel in distress, whose personality is sorely underdeveloped. The only thing that identifies her as a character is that she is the weak allegedly raped woman. Also, most of Bonnie's power is using her sexuality; I believe she compares herself to Mata Hari. The femme fatal character is a patriarchal character which essentially perpetuates the only three facets that most books give women: the nurturer, the damsel in distress, and the whore/seductress. All her other co-workers except for the cool controlled blonde are males. She works in a male-centric society and pants after the males, and occasionally to compensate for this thinking the author has Bonita occasionally dwell on Sharon's hotness. Yet, despite Bonnie's Bi status, she doesn't pursue any women with as much vigor as she does men. So is this really a gender-breaking and racially accepting text...No. And I hate that is tries to disguise its self as one.