Borderline

Borderline

A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she's sure the credits have rolled on her life story, she gets a second chance with the Arcadia Project: a secret organization that polices the traffic to and from a parallel reality filled with creatures straight out of myth and fairy tales. For her first assignment, Millie is A year ago, Millie lost her legs and her filmmaking career in a failed suicide attempt. Just when she's sure the cred...

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Title:Borderline
Author:Mishell Baker
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Borderline
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Borderline Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Mar 01, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

  • Sherwood Smith
    Feb 10, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

  • Michael
    Oct 04, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

  • Tatiana
    Jan 05, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

  • Tammy
    Jun 18, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

  • Carol.
    Mar 27, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

  • Bradley
    Feb 26, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Jul 29, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

  • Gergana
    Dec 19, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

  • Jessica Strider
    Feb 11, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...

    I?ve always been a fan of books where a hidden world of fantasy lurks under normal city life, but the past few years I?ve had trouble finding ones that could surprise me. Borderline is the answer to my prayers. Millie was a promising young director and film student until a failed s...

    Did the fact the story revolves around Hollywood and the film industry and I just happened to go to film school and take a trip out to Hollywood myself to peddle a screenplay make me enjoy this story even more than I would have otherwise? Possibly. But I don't think so. How man...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Millie has borderline personality disorder which means she has a pattern of unstable intense relationships where she fears abandonment, holds a distorted self-image, and is prone to extreme emotions and impulsiveness. So it is no...

    I read this entire two book series back to back ? literally starting the second book seconds after ending the first, so my review might possibly combine the two books by accident. But I?ll try to keep things separate. The book, the first one, the one this review is attached to, ...

    Pros: fascinating protagonist, thought-provoking, interesting mystery Cons: Millicent Roper, director and UCLA student, is in an institute for borderline personality disorder and an attempted suicide that left her with two prosthetic limbs and a lot of physical and emotional sca...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Oct 26, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

  • Sunil
    Mar 01, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Mar 29, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...

    I?ve always been a fan of books where a hidden world of fantasy lurks under normal city life, but the past few years I?ve had trouble finding ones that could surprise me. Borderline is the answer to my prayers. Millie was a promising young director and film student until a failed s...

    Did the fact the story revolves around Hollywood and the film industry and I just happened to go to film school and take a trip out to Hollywood myself to peddle a screenplay make me enjoy this story even more than I would have otherwise? Possibly. But I don't think so. How man...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Millie has borderline personality disorder which means she has a pattern of unstable intense relationships where she fears abandonment, holds a distorted self-image, and is prone to extreme emotions and impulsiveness. So it is no...

  • Ivan
    Mar 16, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

  • Lindsay
    Feb 15, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Jun 28, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

  • Veronique
    Apr 27, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

  • Lata
    Jul 21, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

  • Christina Pilkington
    Dec 15, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...

    I?ve always been a fan of books where a hidden world of fantasy lurks under normal city life, but the past few years I?ve had trouble finding ones that could surprise me. Borderline is the answer to my prayers. Millie was a promising young director and film student until a failed s...

    Did the fact the story revolves around Hollywood and the film industry and I just happened to go to film school and take a trip out to Hollywood myself to peddle a screenplay make me enjoy this story even more than I would have otherwise? Possibly. But I don't think so. How man...

  • Allison
    Jul 21, 2015

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Mar 11, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

  • Justine
    Mar 19, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

  • Scott
    Mar 19, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

  • K.J. Charles
    Nov 07, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

  • Robyn
    Mar 20, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

  • Lexxi Kitty
    Apr 12, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...

    I?ve always been a fan of books where a hidden world of fantasy lurks under normal city life, but the past few years I?ve had trouble finding ones that could surprise me. Borderline is the answer to my prayers. Millie was a promising young director and film student until a failed s...

    Did the fact the story revolves around Hollywood and the film industry and I just happened to go to film school and take a trip out to Hollywood myself to peddle a screenplay make me enjoy this story even more than I would have otherwise? Possibly. But I don't think so. How man...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... Millie has borderline personality disorder which means she has a pattern of unstable intense relationships where she fears abandonment, holds a distorted self-image, and is prone to extreme emotions and impulsiveness. So it is no...

    I read this entire two book series back to back ? literally starting the second book seconds after ending the first, so my review might possibly combine the two books by accident. But I?ll try to keep things separate. The book, the first one, the one this review is attached to, ...

  • Valyssia Leigh
    Jun 05, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

  • Philip
    Nov 06, 2016

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

  • Book Riot Community
    Feb 09, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...

    I?ve always been a fan of books where a hidden world of fantasy lurks under normal city life, but the past few years I?ve had trouble finding ones that could surprise me. Borderline is the answer to my prayers. Millie was a promising young director and film student until a failed s...

  • Tudor Vlad
    Feb 28, 2017

    Reviewed by: Rabid Reads 4.5 stars I've been book funky . . . for like . . . WEEKS. I've binge-watched: Gotham , The Flash , and the first three seasons of Suits . I've decimated my Secret Garden coloring book. And on the day I read BORDERLINE by Mishell Baker, I tried t...

    This was an unexpectedly good Urban Fantasy novel with Fae and a differently-damaged protagonist that sets it apart from most by dealing with mental illness. What? Mental illness? What kind? BORDERLINE Personality Disorder. :) Just think unstable and you've pretty much got it. It ma...

    A fairly ordinary urban fantasy plot and setting made stellar by a brilliant protagonist and a fascinating cast. This is basically Men in Black with Fey and magic instead of aliens, which sounds cool but it's been done before. What takes it into brilliance territory is Millicent Rop...

    One of my friends once called me 'The Anti-Drama.' It was one of those moments of startling clarity, when one thinks, 'wow; that could be the truest thing I've heard.' I've found myself shying away from people that seem to enjoy confrontations, outbursts, reversals, confessions, ...

    4.5ish stars. This is a 400-page book that feels short. I honestly could have read 100 more pages and not complained. I was that into this. The setting, plot, sequence of events are pretty straightforward and not particularly deep. But I couldn't put it down. The Hollywood aspec...

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2016/07/08/... I?m so glad I finally got the chance to read Borderline. I admit I haven?t been trying out a lot of new urban fantasy lately, since after a while so many of the common themes start to run together until I...

    Borderline is an amazing book in every way. While the story is fairly straightforward, Mishell Baker has made it something special in the telling. Borderline is fillied with deeply flawed characters, but Baker lets them be who they are without any apologies and the story is that muc...

    Okay, this was an astonishing example of how diversity revolutionises genre. The story here is pretty standard urban fantasy: young woman introduced to magical world, meets ragtag gang of misfits, solves crime. It's perfectly good urban fantasy, well written and niftily handled, just n...

    3.5 stars A solid urban fantasy novel. The fae lore is not entirely new here, but the characters are. MC is a double amputee with a border personality disorder, for instance. Movie-centric Hollywood setting is not bad either. I would have liked it even more if there was more fodd...

    My decision not to finish this Nebula Award nominated book has more to do with me and my reading preferences than the book itself. I actually really liked it in the first 50 pages. The writing is fine, and Mishell Baker has interesting characters and memorable settings (that house!)......

    So a queer double-amputee with borderline personality disorder walks into an urban fantasy novel about Hollywood and fairies... Borderline, Mishell Baker's debut novel, begins with an awesome first line: "It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige A...

    4.5 stars. I loved this fast-paced story of Millie Roper and how she gets involved with the Arcadia Project. Millie, with her borderline personality disorder and her missing legs thanks to a suicide attempt off a building, is often her own worst enemy, saying and doing things that push...

    It's one of those books that I truly appreciate on a technical level, but fail to connect to on an emotional level. I can write a whole essay about the complexity of the characters, the originality of the plot, the beautiful description and detailed world-building and I definitely reco...

    I don't have enough time to write a solid review, but this is book is one of those extremely fun ones that grabs you by the jugular and never lets go. Anchored by an incredible protagonist, the fairly ordinary urban fantasy story takes flight. (How's that for mixing metaphors?) ...

    4.5 "From across the room, I?ll admit death looks like a real babe. But I?ve been close enough to see what?s under her makeup, and no thanks. Really.? A few people whose opinion I value recommended this urban fantasy. So pleased I listened :O) Baker first of all offers...

    UM? DEFINITELY THE BEST URBAN FANTASY NOVEL I'VE READ IN AAAAAAAGES. Millie Millie Millie. Sharply written, fully realized Millie. Her voice, her vulnerability, her biting sarcasm. Alternatingly lovable and terrible, and often both simultaneously. Millie is the main strength and foc...

    I discovered Borderline through some explosive rave reviews when it came out in March, and a lot of those reviews focused on how well Baker portrays mental illness and physical disability. I had never read an SFF book with a disabled protagonist before (I don't suppose Miles Vorkosigan...

    The nitty-gritty: A delightful blend of fantasy, the modern-day film industry, and quirky characters that will make you smile. It was midmorning on a Monday when magic walked into my life wearing a beige Ann Taylor suit and sensible flats. I?ve been salivating over this...

    Mishell Baker lays the well-worn elements (the fey, or Seelie and Unseelie Courts) in palimpsest over Hollywood, managing to make them fresh again. It helps that her fey are not the sentimentalized, emotional sixteen year olds that I've read in too many previous stories. They are serio...

    There truly isn't anything new under the sun as the proverb goes. The best an author can do is cherry pick complimentary tropes and combine them in engaging ways. This story is a fine example of that deftly done. Moreover, this is an example of that recounted by an interesting, alm...

    Borderline je urbana fantastika koja prevazilazi samonametnuta ograni?enja ovog ?anra. Bave?i se osobama sa raznim psihofizi?kim pote?ko?ama, Mi?el Bejker je na?inila korak unazad i postrance u odnosu na savremene ?anrovske tokove, potpuno izbegavaju?i BAMF protagonistkinju i...

    Recommended came from Mishell Baker Here's what she said about it: "I'm not sure whether this will be to your taste, but I thought it was quite well done, and fairly unique in the genre. The story is set in an urban fantasy world with a superpowers theme sprinkled with mojo and a do...

    A really fun, original and interesting take on Urban Fantasy. I really fell in love with Millie as a first-person narrator. Her internal struggles really resonated with me, and I love that she never really apologized for who she was or how she acted. She tries to cope as best she c...

    Fantastic new novel - I believe that I will be recommending this to just about every urban fantasy fan I know! I was hooked on the world Baker has created from the Seelie and Unseelie Courts, conspiracies, Hollywood, and Millie, the tough lead who is physically disabled and has borderl...

    The more I think about this book, the more obvious it is to me that it would be impossible for me to properly talk about it. I?m not a fan of urban fantasy, and to be fair, I can?t even tell why. It?s one of the thing that defies logic, like asking me why I don?t like yoghurt. ...