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Impostor Syndrome (#3 Arcadia Project)

Mishell Baker



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01 April 2018
Crime & mystery; Fantasy; Myth & legend told as fiction; Fairies; Detective Fantasy; Magic
Series: Arcadia Project
In the third book of the Nebula Award-nominated Arcadia Project series, Millie Roper has to pull off two impossible heists - with the fate of the worlds in the balance.

Three months ago, a rift between agents in London and Los Angeles tore the Arcadia Project apart. With both fey Courts split down the middle - half supporting London, half LA - London is putting the pieces in place to quash the resistance. But due to an alarming backslide in her mental health, new LA agent Mille Roper is in no condition to fight.

When London’s opening shot is to frame Millie’s partner, Tjuan, for attempted homicide, Millie has no choice but to hide him and try to clear his name. Her investigation will take her across the pond to the heart of Arcadia at the mysterious and impenetrable White Rose palace. The key to Tjuan’s freedom - and to the success of the revolution - is locked in a vault under the fey Queen’s watchful eye. It’s up to Millie to plan and lead a heist that will shape the future of two worlds - all while pretending that she knows exactly what she’s doing...
By:   Mishell Baker
Imprint:   SAGA PR
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   367g
ISBN:   9781481451949
ISBN 10:   1481451944
Series:   Arcadia Project
Publication Date:   01 April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Impostor Syndrome (#3 Arcadia Project)

Baker's prose is a liquid line with light in it, that you can't tell is gasoline until she touches it with a match.... Phantom Pains succeeds in being both seamlessly connected to Borderline and utterly its own ambitious project. I was constantly aware of being impressed with it while being absorbed by it - and I ended up loving it more than Borderline, which is saying something. * Lightspeed Magazine, on PHANTOM PAINS * In her second outing, Baker expands on the rich world she created and adds new dimension to Millie, who remains a thoroughly appealing and complex heroine. * Booklist, on PHANTOM PAINS * * This follow-up to Borderline keeps the emotional punches from Baker's resilient protagonist coming. * Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on PHANTOM PAINS * * Everything readers think they know about both worlds will be upended by this enthralling installment. * Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW, on PHANTOM PAINS * Shrewd, sharp and full of fiercely graceful writing. * NPR, on BORDERLINE * A quick-paced, engrossing read with a surprisingly genuine and realistic portrayal of mental illness and physical disability...successfully balances darkness, humor and wit, set against a creatively imagined world...Readers will be left excited for more. * Romantic Times, on BORDERLINE * An absolutely incredible, engaging, fun piece of speculative fiction. * The Book Smugglers on Kirkus Reviews, on BORDERLINE * Pure perfection...a smart, witty, and engrossing book that made me laugh-out-loud and hold my breath as I fell under its spell...Baker is on par with Elmore Leonard when it comes to mastery in the art of dialogue. * SF Signal on BORDERLINE * Boasting a truly unique heroine whose flaws only make her more compelling, Baker's debut is an exciting entry into an imaginative new world. * Booklist, on BORDERLINE * Urban fantasy series often live of die on the strength of their protagonist, and by that measure, Mishell Baker has written one of the greats...Baker spins a fast-moving fantasy yarn while crafting fully formed characters, showing great compassion in her depiction of mental illness and alienation. * B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog, Bookseller picks, on BORDERLINE * Borderline [is] a strange, fast-paced, and surprisingly dark tale about magic, madness and mystique...Despite the engaging plot, Millie's character, and the complexities in the characters around her made the book a real page-turner for me...Immensely riveting, with unexpected influxes of depth. *, on BORDERLINE * Mishell Baker's new Arcadia Project series is off to a thrilling and glamorous start with Borderline...Baker has given her audience urban fantasy at its finest-visceral and real in its sense of space, and dancing on the uncanny edges of our vision...Borderline is dark and creeping and smart as a whip. *, on BORDERLINE * Baker has crafted a swift, delightful, and complex beginning to your next favorite urban fantasy series, very nearly redefining the genre along the unabashed pleasure cruise, filled to the brim with snappy dialogue, smart character choices, behind-the-scenes Hollywood shenanigans, and delightful fish-out-of-water moments. * B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy blog, on BORDERLINE * Baker's consistent, caring integration of the realities of disability into the narrative, makes Borderline one of the most purely respectful portrayals of people with disabilities that I've ever had the pleasure of reading, and that in turn makes it an excellent launch to a very promising urban fantasy series. * Publishers Weekly STAFF PICK, on BORDERLINE * An enjoyable fantasy mystery that tackles physical disability and mental illness without sacrificing diverting, fast-paced storytelling. * Kirkus Reviews, on BORDERLINE * * Baker's debut takes gritty urban fantasy in a new direction with flawed characters, painful life lessons, and not a small amount of humor. * Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on BORDERLINE * * Fully articulated, flawed, and fascinating characters combine with masterly urban fantasy storytelling in Baker's debut novel... [a] beautifully written story that is one part mystery, one part fantasy, and wholly engrossing. * Publishers Weekly, on BORDERLINE * A fast-paced story of high costs laced with humor that goes from light-hearted to scathing with the flip of a coin...navigates the borderlands of friendship and enmity, trust and betrayal, with shrewd and unrelenting grace. * NPR, on BORDERLINE * Smart, snappy, fast, fantastic. You will not be sorry you read this. -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the October Daye series, on BORDERLINE Borderline is worldbuilding at its most original...I loved this book. -- Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of DEAD UNTIL DARK, on BORDERLINE Mixing humor with serious action, the final volume of B-aker's trilogy (Borderline; Phantom Pains) wraps up a layered story line with a satisfying imperfect ending. * Library Journal * * Nebula-nominee Baker delivers an emotional knockout punch in the wrenching third Arcadia Project novel...Baker's richly detailed worldbuilding intersects with powerful storytelling to keep readers hooked. The tear-jerking conclusion is a fitting wrap-up to the series, but readers will still hope for more Millie stories to come. * Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW *

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