Borderline by Mishell Baker | a gritty urban faerie fantasy

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Borderline by Mishell Baker

March 1, 2016, from Saga Press
Adult urban fantasy
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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 tasked with tracking down a missing movie star, who also happens to be a nobleman of the Seelie Court. To find him, she’ll have to smooth talk Hollywood power players and uncover the surreal and sometimes terrifying truth behind the glamour of Tinseltown. But stronger forces than just her inner demons are sabotaging her progress, and if she fails to unravel the conspiracy behind the noble’s disappearance, not only will she be out on the streets, but the shattering of a centuries-old peace could spark an all-out war between worlds.

No pressure.


4 stars

It’s Borderline Personality Disorder awareness month this May, so Borderline showed up for me at the perfect time. It is, to my knowledge, the only novel with a character who has borderline personality disorder written by an ownvoices author. Frankly, I would have picked it up even without the BPD aspect, because Borderline is also an exciting fantasy thriller about faeries and the darkness of Hollywood that drew me in and kept me going.
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