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Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge: A Novel | Paul Krueger
Bailey Chen is fresh out of college with all the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can only be hunted with the help of magically-mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all of these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a real world job beckons? This sharp and funny urban fantasy is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and grown-up readers of Harry Potter. Includes 15 recipes from a book of ancient cocktail lore.
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ScientistSam
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Mehso-so

The premise of the magic world is cute and innovative, if occasionally cutesy, but I had little sympathy for the protagonist or her love interest, and disliked the romantic subplot.

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khooliha

I -LOVE- Bar Association! It's such an excellent episode. I love Rom, I love Quark, I love Brunt (so terrible, such a perfect minor antagonist) - when people say that they hate/skip Ferengi episodes Bar Association is one of the first I think of when I think of what they're missing.
Another tbr pick, and honestly getting powers from mixed drinks isn't -that- out there for a Trek plot.
#startreksummerjune

tournevis It's exactly like a sitcom, but in space. I love it! 7mo
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jillannjohn
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Change of pace today. There‘s drink recipes too! 🍹🥃🍸 “I‘m a bartender,” she said. “I know things.” ❤️❤️

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booksensation
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Mehso-so

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ to the March pick for @dragonsandteabookclub.. I feel like the idea was great but it just needed more. I liked some of the side characters more than the main character and I feel like the ending needed some more work. I really liked the cocktail recipes at the end of certain chapters and the back story that it provided for the magical side of this book.. looking forward to next month for sure! 😊

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Booksnchill
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Pickpick

Listened to this after hearing it recommended on All The Books as a fun, light supernatural read. Found the audio on libby app and listened to it while doing my Christmas errands. Zane and Bailey were High School best friends. Bailey left,5 years of college,and returned to work with Zane in his Uncle‘s bar where a group of mixologists use magical drinks to defeat the “tremens” who roam Chicago at night. Antics ensue, end of world etc. Fun audio

Bookcation74 I have had this on my kindle forever. I need to move it up the list! 13mo
Booksnchill @Bookcation74 only 7 hours on audio so I guess it is a short book. The narrator was very good. 13mo
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JPeterson
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Bailedbailed

While I didn‘t have high hopes for this, I thought it would be a fun, easy read when I didn‘t have the brain power for anything denser. I mean, magic and booze - how much more entertaining could you get in a description.
Was I wrong. The story was incredibly boring, the main character obnoxious and annoying, and no plot whatsoever. I almost made it halfway before I bailed.

valeriegeary Bummer. 13mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Pickpick

A girl walks into a bar, gets a job...
And stumbles onto the true purpose of cocktails & bartenders - to fight off demons & protect citizens. A cocktail made just right imbues the drinker with powers. And there‘s a quest to make the most powerful cocktail perfectly - the LI Iced Tea.

Fun romp. It feels a little forced at times. And there are some plot holes. But overall a great #spookyreadathon book.

1 down ✅
Working on the other 3
27 to go!

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Timidmagick
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Mehso-so

Bailey is annoying because she is a natural at being a bartender which is an urban fantasy thing. I do like The Devil‘s Water Dictionary. Is Long Island Iced Tea that great? I‘m not much of a drinker.

Sweettartlaura The LI Iced Tea is pretty damn good - tastes just like it, with no tea in sight. I think the point of it is that it contains so much alcohol and yet they work together instead of each other... like magic 😉🍹 1y
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JHgotham
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We will see if this is good. Ebook is on sale for $1.99 for now

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ofclumsywords
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For the first time ever I had to stop reading because the print was too small and this girl is too stubborn to go see the eye dr (😫) but thankfully Libby to the rescue!!

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slightlyfoxed
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#ReadingResolutions: Please ignore how not #green my grass is.

JoScho 💚 2y
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goodthinkrebel
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While I was gone, dealing with a death in the family, my stack grew at work. Super stoked to start reading these! #bookaddict #booknerd #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #booklove #bookstagram

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autumnlupin
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So many books! I tried to do stats but realised I only read fantasy and gen fiction plus I couldn't choose a favourite with all the Rick Riordan novels to choose from 😂 honestly I gave so many of these five stars

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Camille2
Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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stargazerblue49
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Mehso-so

I really liked the concept and enjoyed the puns and the cleverness... I just absolutely could not stand any of the characters. They were all kind of jerks. Except for maybe Bucket. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Crystalblu I fully agree! 2y
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stargazerblue49
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I feel like I really need a prequel about Miss Hortense LaRue! 💚

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jpmcwisemorgan
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Or maybe this is what was meant by #drinks? #30daysofreadathon

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tracyrowanreads
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Panpan

What you‘ve got here, at least in my opinion, is an idea that could have been so much fun that you‘d want to go racing out to a local lounge, for a cocktail and a bit of monster-fighting. And yet, it isn‘t. Right off the bat, I thought, “My god, these people are dull.”

https://tracyrowanwrites.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/review-last-call-at-the-nights...

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silentrequiem
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Look at what's on sale! This super fun book about bartenders who use magical booze to fight demons. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00STNC7KG

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Bookgirl
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Pickpick

Chicago. Demons. Bartenders as demon fighters. Magic. Cocktails. Witty banter. What's not to like??? A fun, fast read that I enjoyed despite a few storyline glitches. Also liked Bailey, our heroine, and the diversity in characters the book effortlessly displays.

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JacintaMCarter
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Rabidgummibear
Bailedbailed

I couldn't get into this at all. I just kept zoning out.
Awesome concept just not there in the story.

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theshrinkette
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Panpan

2.5 ⭐
The premise was really exciting, but some of the choices by the main character really bothered me. Plus, I really did not care for the romance- it felt forced.

WhatDeeReads Yes! One less book to be curious about. I almost bought this one. 2y
theshrinkette @WhatDeeReads Far be it from me to dislike a WOC protag but yeah, she was not for me. 2y
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theshrinkette
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Love this dedication.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
WhatDeeReads Great dedication! 2y
Leftcoastzen Woo Hoo!👍 2y
SarahSaysRead I loved this book, thought it was a lot of fun. Hoping the author writes another one. 2y
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Rabidgummibear
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Loving the between chapter drink recipes in this book.

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aeeklund
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Playing catch up on a couple photo challenges. Apparently my aesthetic extends to magic with a twist. 🍸🍹🍷🥃

#raiseyourglass #AugustGrrrl

Cinfhen Cheers 🥂 2y
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Lizpixie
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#AndItsAugust #day10 #DrinksOnCovers This is my favourite cover that has booze on it.I love the colour scheme,that rich green against the black with the martini glass shining.I need to finish this book soon,I read the first few chapters but just wasn't feeling it at the time,need to pick it back up coz it's a great story.A group of demon hunters use the age old cocktail recipes to kill their foe,different drinks for different effects like strength

BookBabe That book looks like a must-read! Stacked! 😊👌🏻🍸 2y
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Alytrue
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#anditsaugust #drinksonthecover
Kinda hard to tell, but those are bottles of alcoholic beverages on the cover. From my TBR.

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bookwrm526
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I don't drink very much, and I couldn't find any books on my shelves with booze in the title or on the cover, so for #booksandbooze, I went with this book set in a bar where the bartenders are also kick ass demon hunters! And a picture of some nightshade from the internet. #backtoreading

mcipher This book was really fun! I've been hoping for it to be a series. 👍 2y
bookwrm526 @mcipher I know! I thought it was when I read it (edited) 2y
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Laughterhp
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I picked a boozy book for this prompt. It has cocktail recipes in the pages of this book. It was a really fun read. I mixed it with my Gluten Free Woodchuck cider! A little too early for me to actually be drinking today. #backtoreading

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jpmcwisemorgan
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#LitsyPSA: Look what's on special today as a Kindle ebook! What's better than magical liquor?

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booksofkings
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Here's your weekly reminder to read one of the best and diverse books I know of.

It's got magic, it's got anime references, it's got an awesome POC MC and a Canadian.

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Lizpixie
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#JuneBookBugs #day17 #Cheers Cheers to the bartenders of this novel, who use special liqueurs & spirits to make demon fighting cocktails. There's one to make you super fast, one to make you invisible & one to make you ridiculously strong. There's a whole council that governs the knowledge of these recipes & to decide who can use them. Keeping the world safe from evil, one Harvey Wallbanger at a time. *hic*🍸

JazzFeathers That's the most unusuak concept l've heard 😆 3y
minkyb I like this picture! 3y
Lizpixie @minkyb all @Ciara_Rosey booze not mine! I don't drink alcohol anymore, too many meds & I like breathing☺️ 3y
minkyb Well the bottles make good pictures! 3y
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Rebonkula
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Bagger of milk! Go-er of rips! REPRESENT!

melbeautyandbooks I learned something new today. I've never heard of milk bags before. 3y
Rebonkula Haha it's such a normal thing up here that it's weird to me to know that people don't do that! You get more milk...it stays fresher for longer...I dunno. 3y
Jenshootsweddings My American husband refuses to use bagged milk when I buy it 🙄 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My small library haul.

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annkuch13
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Laughterhp
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Pickpick

I had the day off today due to it being President's Day! I finished my book. It was pretty good. A truly unique story to me. It was like nothing I've ever read before. Also, there are cocktail recipes mixed in! And who doesn't love a cocktail! 👍🏻🍹📚

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Laughterhp
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How I'm spending the start of my Friday evening. Going to be watching The Girl on the Train later tonight! (Both drinks are not mine) 📚🍷

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bartsbooks
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Pickpick

Well, that was fun!

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bartsbooks
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Feel like I should be enjoying one of these as I start this one... 😉 🍸

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Crystalblu
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Mehso-so

A silly little book. It's definitely the bartender in me that enjoyed the idea of cocktails giving you super powers!

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flip58
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Been reading some funbooks. This is an engaging story about Chicago baryenders fighting the supernatural with magicalcocktails.

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NataliePatalie
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A pic I took of my @QuirkBooks collection for part of #Quirksgiving! I had to send them the photo on Snapchat, which I've never used, so I hope I did it right hahah.

Blueberry Horrorstor was a fun read. Very unique...as all Quirk books are. 3y
Blueberry Reading My Best Friends Exorcism now. 3y
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Magpiegem
Pickpick

I think this is a clever, witty, fun read. I swung between finding the characters likeable and annoying and I swung between finding the romance side charming and annoying but on the whole I would recommend this book for days when you don't feel like anything deep or upsetting... like these days for a lot of us!

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Magpiegem
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What helps a night of dreaded tax return organisation? An audio book that's what! I'm really enjoying this one and the premise is very interesting. I do think I would have related better to the characters in my early 20s though.

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Magpiegem

I started listening to this today and it has drawn me straight in. A very original story and likeable characters so far!

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Downtonabbeyroad394
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SarahSaysRead
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Pickpick

This is my pick for #recommendsday 🍸🍹

I read this a few months ago and it was SO FUN. It's about bartenders that fight monsters using magical cocktails that give them powers. I'm really hoping that there's a sequel in the works.

#magic #PaulKrueger #fantasy #Halloweenreads

SarahSaysRead PS it's only $2.99 on Kindle right now!!! 💰😍🙌 3y
moranadatter I enjoyed this one too. It felt a little like reading a superhero comic. 3y
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frankincense_and_sensibility
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Pickpick

This book was AMAZEBALLS. "Demon fighting magic cocktail mixing bartenders" is a great premise and the follow-through is quite satisfying. Also, super diverse cast of characters. POC and trans people who get to be happy and kick ass. I am 100% here for all of it.

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MarriedtoMrT
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Mehso-so

Quick and fun Urban Fantasy with a wonderfully diverse cast but for me it dipped into the realm of silly a little too much. I had a hard time with the reverent discussions of the Long Island Iced Tea. Also, the romance was annoying because they were both worse people together than apart and that is never good. That means don't get together. I say read but proceed with caution and appropriate expectations.

MeganB My expectations for this were definitely too high. It wasn't bad but I wanted it to be great 😔 3y
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