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Keeping It Real by Justina Robson
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Mar 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: heroic-fantasy, science-fiction
Recommended for: Anyone with a sense of fun

Now this one is really fun. It postulates a surprisingly believable universe of us, demons, faeries, elementals and elves (and all sorts) with a hard science (of sorts) back story.

The heroine is a tough girly fantasy figure but not stupidly so. She's a bit of a lonely ladette and I suppose she's been written up for the modern twenty something rather than old salts like this reviewer. But she seems real enough and characterisation is good.

Be prepared for some genuinely raunchy sex scenes (find out how elves make out with humans) and a bit of violence so this is not for the kids - but worth a try. I'll certainly be reading the next in the series. Recommended.
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