Thursday, September 28, 2017

Book Brief: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens

rules and regulationsTitle ~ The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic

Author ~ F.T. Lukens

Publisher ~ Duet Books an imprint of Interlude Press

Published ~ 7th September 2017

Genre ~ M/M Romance, YA, Urban Fantasy

Rating

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Synopsis

Desperate to pay for college, Bridger Whitt is willing to overlook the peculiarities of his new job—entering via the roof, the weird stacks of old books and even older scrolls, the seemingly incorporeal voices he hears from time to time—but it’s pretty hard to ignore being pulled under Lake Michigan by… mermaids? Worse yet, this happens in front of his new crush, Leo, the dreamy football star who just moved to town.

Fantastic.

When he discovers his eccentric employer Pavel Chudinov is an intermediary between the human world and its myths, Bridger is plunged into a world of pixies, werewolves, and Sasquatch. The realm of myths and magic is growing increasingly unstable, and it is up to Bridger to ascertain the cause of the chaos, eliminate the problem, and help his boss keep the real world from finding the world of myths.

 

Cheryl’s Book Brief

Bridger is a delightfully gauche teenager with an engaging inner dialogue that at times breaks my heart and at others cracks me up. He has the same tendency toward sarcasm and facetiousness as I do, albeit gentler and interspersed with brain farts.

He has a fabulous best friend, Astrid, and a crush on an unattainable jock, Leo. As the book progresses he falls out with Astrid and discovers Leo feels the same way about him. If this seems as though his world turns upside down you ain’t seen nothing yet. After answering a job advert, he somehow finds himself up to his knees in myth and magic and seems to have become the pet project of two absent minded pixies.

From being chased by a unicorn in the park (which is not as nice as it sounds, but he was the only virgin so what else could they do?) to chasing a troll through a car park, Bridger navigates the weird and the wonderful while figuring out how to come out to his mother, heal a rift with his best friend, and save the world of Myth and Magic without having to sacrifice his boyfriend (literally).

I loved this book. It was far more an adventure than a romance and it had me laughing, crying and perching on the edge of my seat. Whilst squarely YA it will appeal to all ages and should be required reading in schools. I very much hope to read more about Astrid, Bridger, Leo, Pavel and the gang in future books. I will definitely be on the lookout, and will be checking out other works by this author.

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Meet F.T. Lukens

F.T. Lukens is an author of Young Adult fiction who got her start by placing second out of ten thousand entries in a fan community writing contest. A sci-fi enthusiast, F.T. loves Star Trek and Firefly and is a longtime member of her college’s science-fiction club. She holds degrees in Psychology and English Literature and has a love of cheesy television shows, superhero movies, and writing. F.T. lives in North Carolina with her husband, three kids, and three cats. Her first two novels in the Broken Moon series, The Star Hostand Ghosts & Ashes were published by Duet Books.

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