Monday, August 4, 2014

Read This F@!%ing Book (18)



Welcome to a feature I'm going to post on Mondays called:
Read This F@!%ing Book!
This is a feature for me to push my favorite reads that just aren't getting enough attention! 
I'm also opening it up to anyone who would like to guest post. Do you have a book that you just LURVED but feel like its not getting the play it deserves? Email me to let me know and I'd be THRILLED to have you post about it here! Especially if its something I haven't reviewed yet - that's even better (but not necessary)! If you're interested email me:
Goldilox3weres@hotmail.com

This week's post comes from our very own: 
Rose Red!

Read This F@!%ing Book Post 18: The Iron Druid Chronicles
(Click book cover to go to Goodreads page)
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9595650-hexed   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9595650-hexed   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9595620-hammered  
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12700306-tricked   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13536649-trapped   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16071748-hunted
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280678-shattered

Why I love it!

The Iron Druid Chronicles premise revolves around the shenanigans of Atticus O’Sullivan, a 2100-year old druid hiding out in present day Tempe, Arizona with his Irish wolfhound, Oberon. The mythology in this series is amazing and diverse! Kevin Hearne doesn’t just bring in the Celtic mythos of the Tuatha Dé Danann; he includes many mythologies ranging from the Greek to the Navajo to the Norse. Do you know of any other series where within the space of a couple books you can meet Jesus, Coyote, Thor, and The Morrigan? If that wasn’t amazing enough, he also incorporates all types of paranormal creatures such as witches, werewolves, vampires, skinwalkers, and kitsune. And the dialogue is funny and peppered with pop culture and literary references galore! Each book is like a breath of fresh air in the urban fantasy genre.



The Dialogue!

This series will make you grin like an idiot while reading! The dialogue is awesome and hilarious! Kevin Hearne deals out banter that one minute is full of Shakespeare quotes and the next, he is referencing Star Wars or The Princess Bride. It is done so deftly that it is amazing! When Atticus’ dry humor is combined with Oberon’s zaniness, you have the perfect recipe for sore sides. Seriously. Prepare yourself to laugh out loud multiple times. In my opinion, Atticus and Oberon are urban fantasy’s brave version of Shaggy and Scooby.



The Audiobooks!

If you like audiobooks, then you have to listen to this series! The narrator, Luke Daniels, does an outstanding job! He not only gave Atticus the perfect voice, but also Oberon! I’d recommend reading the books first and then listening to them to get the maximum enjoyment from them. The audiobooks are awesome and I frequently find myself listening to them at work. Which may not be the best idea because I tend to get funny looks from my office mates because Oberon’s antics have me laughing a lot.


If you're a fan of fun urban fantasy romps that feature lots of mythology, I'd highly recommend picking this series up if you haven't yet!

Have you read this book?
Did we persuade you to add it to your TBR mountain?
Let us know in the comments below!

4 comments:

  1. I've heard that this series was great and I plan on getting to them really soon. Thanks for the push.

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

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  2. I listened to Hounded in the car on a road trip this summer and loved it! It was so much fun!

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    1. YES! Luke Daniels does such an amazing job at narrating those books!

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