Dead Set – Nov 14 Recommend

For more books published in November 2014 click here for our full recommends for this month. NB: Wins the prize for best review of (see Lauren Beukes below)

Title Author ISBN Fmt RRP Pub.
Nov - Dead Set Dead Set Richard Kadrey 9780062339287 PB 8.99 Voyager
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Richard Kadrey creates a wonderful, stand-alone dark fantasy
After her father’s funeral, Zoe moved to the big city with her mother to start over. But change always brings trials, and life in the city is not so easy. Money is tight, and Zoe’s only escape, as has always been the case, is in her dreams—a world apart from her troubled real life where she can spend time with her closest companion: her lost brother, Valentine.
But something or someone has entered their dreamworld uninvited. And a chance encounter at a used record store, where the vinyl holds not music but lost souls, has opened up a portal to the world of the restless dead. It’s here that the shop’s strange proprietor offers Zoe the chance to commune with her dead father. The price? A lock of hair. Then a tooth. Then . . .
“A dark and eerie world, a razor sharp plot, and a heroine worth rooting for make DEAD SET unforgettable.”
“A fantastic supernatural horror novel with deep punk roots … Kadrey’s underworld is a gloomy mirror of the overworld with all its injustice and broken dreams, and Zoe’s battle with her fear and her honorable spirit put her in enough jeopardy for six novels.
“If punk and underworld mythology got into the mosh pit, it would come out something like this book; spiky and pretty with lashings of black eyeliner and its heart tattooed on its sleeve.” – Lauren Beukes