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Holy h t balls this series just got freakishly good I was a bit perturbed by Marla in the book, but I realized that she is doomed from the get go for any type of romance That and she has the same type of outlook on having a romp that I do My life shouldn t center around it all of the time, and I certainly don t want to read about it either.I also liked that Marla was back on her home turf The first book was just completely odd and unique in that aspect, but if you really want to start this s Holy h t balls this series just got freakishly good I was a bit perturbed by Marla in the book, but I realized that she is doomed from the get go for any type of romance That and she has the same type of outlook on having a romp that I do My life shouldn t center around it all of the time, and I certainly don t want to read about it either.I also liked that Marla was back on her home turf The first book was just completely odd and unique in that aspect, but if you really want to start this series then start with Bone Shop It s a prequel to the first one.Hope everyone enjoys this POISON SLEEP is the second book in the Marla Mason urban fantasy series, and it s almost as good as the first I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5.The imaginative world that Marla lives in just getsinteresting with the addition of a dreamworld that people are falling in and out of This dreamworld belongs to one woman, Genevieve, who is an escaped patient from the Blackwing Institute for criminally insane sorcerers Marla must stop Genevieve before her dreamworld touches too many people, an POISON SLEEP is the second book in the Marla Mason urban fantasy series, and it s almost as good as the first I would give it 4.5 stars out of 5.The imaginative world that Marla lives in just getsinteresting with the addition of a dreamworld that people are falling in and out of This dreamworld belongs to one woman, Genevieve, who is an escaped patient from the Blackwing Institute for criminally insane sorcerers Marla must stop Genevieve before her dreamworld touches too many people, and brings the city of Felport to ruin.The fantasy elements are superbly drawn, and the characters have actual character, although a longer book wouldn t have hurt in order to examine themthoroughly Marla isn t my favorite heroine, she swears too much among other things, but once I get past those unnecessary elements of the story I really enjoy the fast pace of the action.If you liked BLOOD ENGINES, you will like POISON SLEEP I m looking forward to book 3 DEAD REIGN Stephanie Urban fantasy with endlessly creative magic and a badass heroine who is not fetishized or slut shamed for her bisexuality or her kinkiness, and an overarching plot about rape recovery that is only a little bit hamfisted.Yeah, don t get excited Because it was also so boring So boring So boring I was kind of rooting for the emo assassin to finish off the protagonist at the halfway point, because then it would be over So boring I don t even care enough to figure out why And this is me, so that Urban fantasy with endlessly creative magic and a badass heroine who is not fetishized or slut shamed for her bisexuality or her kinkiness, and an overarching plot about rape recovery that is only a little bit hamfisted.Yeah, don t get excited Because it was also so boring So boring So boring I was kind of rooting for the emo assassin to finish off the protagonist at the halfway point, because then it would be over So boring I don t even care enough to figure out why And this is me, so that s pretty damn boring copied from myreview I had some issues with Blood Engines, the first Marla Mason book While the plot was interesting and kept me guessing, I found the characters and writing style very flat I am fairly certain that if I hadn t started with the prequel, Bone Shop, I never would have picked up Poison Sleep And that would have been a shame, because I really enjoyed Poison Sleep The title character is still a no nonsense, ass kicking thug of a magical city manager, but she se copied from myreview I had some issues with Blood Engines, the first Marla Mason book While the plot was interesting and kept me guessing, I found the characters and writing style very flat I am fairly certain that if I hadn t started with the prequel, Bone Shop, I never would have picked up Poison Sleep And that would have been a shame, because I really enjoyed Poison Sleep The title character is still a no nonsense, ass kicking thug of a magical city manager, but she seems to have actual feelings and thoughts beyond that one note character description Some of this may be due to the early introduction of a beautiful boy a man with the magical ability to wind anyone and everyone around his little finger, definitely including Marla Some of it may be growth in the author s writing And some of it may be that Poison Sleep isof a howdunnit than a whodunnit T.A Pratt s penchant for alternating points of views is a weak writing choice and often unnecessary, but it does mean that we understand the villain s motivations and plans early on in the story If we assume as I always tend to that the main character will win out in the end, speculation turns towards how Marla will figure things out and fix the mess In fact, in this book, the few whodunnit style mysteries that Pratt leaves for big reveals are obvious and flat, while the rest of the magical procedural is hard to put down.The one other major problem with Poison Sleep is that a large part of the plot revolves around a magical young woman whose mind was fractured due to a rape in her youth Pratt s take is just as cliched and nearly as insensitive as any other pseudo psych, rape makes charactersinteresting tripe prevalent in urban fantasy.That said, I still raced through Poison Sleep in a three hour marathon session, and found myself itching to pick up the next book in the series If Pratt continues improving at the rate he s been going so far, book three will be fantastic and book four will blow my mind ( READ KINDLE ) ♇ Poison Sleep ♱ The bad girl of the magical underworld is back and badder than everSomeone wants Marla Mason dead Usually that s not news As chief sorcerer of Felport, someone always wants her dead But this time she s the target of a renegade assassin who specializes in killing his victims over days, months, or even years Not to mention a mysterious knife wielding killer in black who pops up in the most unexpected places To make matters worse, an inmate has broken out of the Blackwing Institute for criminally insane sorcerers a troubled psychic who can literally reweave the fabric of reality to match her own traumatic pastWith her wisecracking partner Rondeau reluctantly in tow, Marla teams up with a love talker whose dangerous erotic spells not even she can resist Together they re searching the rapidly transforming streets of Felport for a woman who s become the Typhoid Mary of nightmares, infecting everything and everyone she touches with a chaos worse than death itself cw mention of rape, mention of adult in the relationship with a minor teacher and 17yo student Intresting concept, lively characters, fast paced and enjoyable But mentioned cw definetely affected my enjoyment overall. I started the series from this book, so that is why it may have been a bit difficult to comprehend the universe these stories exist in However, once past the initial work of how things work, this was not a page turner. Rating 3.5 quite a bit of fun. Disclaimer I ve been marathoning this series, so some impressions may be flawed, and this review a little weak.Poison Sleep is the second book in the series, and picks up right after the first I m not sure if it s specifically the result of the publishing deal, or if this arc was conceived as a whole, but the early books all form a cohesive work.As such, if you haven t read the first book, I d recommend you stop now and go read it While the Marla Mason books can be read individually, they gre Disclaimer I ve been marathoning this series, so some impressions may be flawed, and this review a little weak.Poison Sleep is the second book in the series, and picks up right after the first I m not sure if it s specifically the result of the publishing deal, or if this arc was conceived as a whole, but the early books all form a cohesive work.As such, if you haven t read the first book, I d recommend you stop now and go read it While the Marla Mason books can be read individually, they greatly benefit from being read in consecutive order For best results, I recommend reading in story timeline, but that does engage in some spoilers and inconsistent writing style as T.A Pratt jumps a little in the short stories.Also, the city, Marla s city, makes its first mainline novel appearance here in other words, you ve already met it if you ve been reading the prequels and short stories as recommended above Felport is a character in itself, a Platonic ideal of the post industrial East Cost city It could be Camden, Bridgeport, New Bedford I vaguely remember it being somewhere near Balti, but it doesn t really matter Felport is a fecund ground of power and depth, where the humans echo the city, and fight to live in dirt, grime and honesty.There s a lot of symbology in the Marla Mason books, and it s shown here We see the city both from within and without Marla s eyes, and there s a lot of similarity How much is one shaping the other How much is the magic and how much illusion That s left to the reader to decide Marla is slowly becoming apositive person, and so is the city.Which of course, means it s prime time for disruption Once again, Marla is torn between both sides, and so is the city There is a external threat that serves as the a plot, and an internal threat that serves as the true narrative and they frequently exchange sides In this gray and grey morality, no one is without sin, and everyone is playing Batman, even if it s in their own head.The character of Gwendolyn is a key part of this She is both threat and martyr A power and a damsel Marla defines herself in terms of what Gwendolyn is not, and finds where her perspective limits her virtues One of the common re occuring themes of these novels if that the protagnist is not a good person, and routinely makes her own lifedifficult by unconsciously rejecting morally good, if perceptually weak acts Her rejection of kindness makes her hard Once again, see the city itself.All of this praise aside, this is still not quite the read that the next book becomes The formula s there, but needs some tweaking Some of the characters exist purely to be a plot device, or allow Marla to be better than Still, there are definitely some interesting plot twists, and a lotpolish in the writing Read it, and then go on to book 3, Dead Reign