The biggest thing going for this novel is the sort of modern humour that only an urban fantasy novel can do. Geeky references and jokes galore!
The subtle touches that we’ve come to love from The Shambling Guide to New York City are still there, and make this short book a pleasure to read.
However, I have to say that the novelty of the premise wore off. The first book was so excited because of the idea of writing a travel guide for monsters, but it lost some steam in this sequel.
Also, it felt like the main character was reacting to things happening to her rather than taking the story in her own hands. It was a mad rush of “and then this happened and this and this and this” and then boom the story was over.
Worth a read if you’ve read the first, and if you haven’t, check out my review and get on that!