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Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day

by Seanan McGuire

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When her sister Patty died, Jenna blamed herself. When Jenna died, she blamed herself for that, too. Unfortunately Jenna died too soon. Living or dead, every soul is promised a certain amount of time, and when Jenna passed she found a heavy debt of time in her record. Unwilling to simply steal that time from the living, Jenna earns every day she leeches with volunteer work at a suicide prevention hotline. But something has come for the ghosts of New York, something beyond reason, beyond death, beyond hope; something that can bind ghosts to mirrors and make them do its bidding. Only Jenna stands in its way.… (more)

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Awesome look at ghosts and witches. Seanan McGuire hits this one out of the park. ( )
  ca.bookwyrm | May 18, 2020 |
A beautifully written short novel with an original concept involving ghosts and witches. ( )
  ElentarriLT | Mar 24, 2020 |
Lovely. Main character was a bit of a Mary Sue but so gosh darn adorable I didn't care. McGuire continues her trend of writing wonderful books about outcasts and misfits in fantasy settings. ( )
  andrea_mcd | Mar 10, 2020 |
Sometimes when you die you become a ghost and still live in our world and interact with everything for the most part. You can take time from people and make them younger and it pushes the ghost closer to the time they can actually depart this world. Ghosts have been hunted for this gift by witches. Jenna is trying to find out what happened to her sister Patty and why she didn’t become a ghost like Jenna. Jenna is working to support her apt and rescue elderly cats from the shelter. She also works as a suicide hotline operator and mostly keeps to herself as she is marking time in this world.

Ghosts have gone missing in NYC and Jenna teams up with a witch to find out where they have gone. The story is good and the story ends on a sweet but sad note. I really enjoyed it and it is nice to read a contained story that doesn’t leave you hanging.

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  Glennis.LeBlanc | Jan 6, 2020 |
The writing is really quite beautiful, and the story is intriguing. If you enjoy urban fantasy, definitely give this a go. ( )
  AngelaJMaher | Jul 30, 2019 |
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For everyone who has been tempted to go, and has found the strength to stay. I will see you all tomorrow.
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The wind howls, the rain comes down in sheets, and Patty is still dead.
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