Borderline

Borderline

Book - 2016
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Millie is a bit of a mess: she's cynical, disabled, and self-destructive. And she has borderline personality disorder. So she's a little confused as to why she's been recruited for a top-secret agency that oversees deals between Hollywood icons and fairy muses. Even though this hidden, fantasy Hollywood isn't exactly wheelchair-accessible, Millie is determined to ace her first assignment and not let her mental illness get the best of her. But when her first routine mission takes an unexpected and dangerous turn, Millie finds herself hip-deep in some of the scariest situations Fairyland has on offer--and she may not make it out in one piece.
Publisher: New York : Saga, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781481429788
1481429787
9781481453066
1481453068
Branch Call Number: FIC BAKER 2016
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Border line

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AL_BRIDGET Nov 28, 2017

These characters are amazing. (I really loved Millie.) My knowledge about BPD is limited, my knowledge of what it's like to use prosthetic limbs or a wheelchair is also limited, so take my review with a grain of salt, but I found the story fascinating. I think it would be a great choice for Seanan McGuire fans too! For me, it did a great job of being a fantastic urban fantasy that just happens to have a disabled protagonist; that feeling of a character with issues, but the story isn't only about her injuries and illnesses, it's about how she works to solve the supernatural crime.

JCLCourtneyS Aug 24, 2017

Urban fantasy and magic are things that are usually just outside my interests, so I was a bit dubious about this when I picked it up. But I loved the cast of characters and the way the pieces of the story fit together. The world building was great!

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acherry79
Jun 28, 2017

This was a book that I could not put down, breezing easily through the first three hundred pages. I love how different this book is, never a dull moment, and the story is just fascinating to me. So happy that there is a sequel! :)

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bigfeet
Feb 10, 2017

Really good and fairly suspenseful. A good urban fantasy that creates a fantasy world just outside the realization of the real world. I'm looking forward to the next book.

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quinbee55
Aug 26, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. IT kept me so interested I barely put it down. Excited for more good reads from Mishell Baker.

ChristchurchLib May 15, 2016

Los Angeles-based filmmaker Millie, paraplegic and institutionalized following a suicide attempt, receives an unusual job offer from Caryl, a representative of the Arcadia Project, a nonprofit organization that arranges gainful employment for individuals with mental health issues. What this actually means, Millie learns when she accepts the job, is that she's to serve as a liaison between Hollywood and Fairyland. Her first assignment? Track down a missing actor who also happens to be a Seelie Court noble. With its tough-yet-vulnerable heroine, gritty supernatural-inflected setting, and intricate fae politics, this debut may appeal to fans of Seanan McGuire's October Daye series.

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claireswazey
Mar 13, 2016

One of the better urban fantasies I've read lately. Protagonist unusual and characterizations excellent. Decent plot twists. Definitely not a cookie cutter fantasy. I would be thrilled to read any sequels that get published.

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