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4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

A quick Halloween Read!

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Pet Shop Boys is a short story written by Kim Harrison that is going to be featured in her upcoming anthology, Into the Woods, that is slated to be released in October. Pet Shop Boys is centered around a 20-something, Cooper, wh...
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

Pet Shop Boys is a short story written by Kim Harrison that is going to be featured in her upcoming anthology, Into the Woods, that is slated to be released in October. Pet Shop Boys is centered around a 20-something, Cooper, who struggles to get by while working at a pet store.

One night a young girl wanders into the store right before closing and is later followed by her mom, Felicity. And, Cooper can’t believe his luck when smoking hot Felicity comes on to him. He knows he should stay away from her, but can’t resist when she asks him to join her for a Christmas party later that night.

But Cooper quickly learns that things are not what they seem. What starts out as a rocking party quickly turns into a nightmare as he starts seeing people slumped over at tables after being bitten and then their unconscious or dead bodies being carried off somewhere. Even Cooper’s boss isn’t what she has always appeared to be. But can Cooper manage to get out of this mess alive?

I don’t really know what to think about this story. It’s definitely a little different.

I have to say though that I’m so used to reading Harrison’s Hollows series narrated by Rachel Morgan that it was nice to see a story by her with the lead character giving us a male perspective. I really enjoyed Cooper and his struggle between his brain and his… other brain, if you know what I mean? He knows he shouldn’t go off with Felicity, but he can’t resist a chance to possibly get laid with a hot chick….that is so male….at least the stereotype of one! But it made him as a character more believable. Although that’s about the only thing, believable in this story. It’s not that I didn’t like the story, but it was just really out there.

Before the story begins, there is a note from Kim explaining how this is short she had written with the possible intention of creating a new series from it and the ending definitely speaks to that. It leaves the story open and gives you the feeling that there are more installments to come. Not to mention the plural of ‘boys’ in the title of the short and there only being one pet shop ‘boy’ in this story. I think with some finesse and some full-length novels that could help us get to know the secondary characters, the series definitely has some potential. That is, if Harrison chooses to go through with making a series out of it. I guess only time will tell.

This is a quick read that can easily be read in a couple of hours and would be a great little story for the upcoming Halloween season.

posted by Openbooksociety_dot_com on October 8, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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Result four for the date. Kisses her on the cheek

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  • Posted October 8, 2012

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    A quick Halloween Read!

    Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

    Pet Shop Boys is a short story written by Kim Harrison that is going to be featured in her upcoming anthology, Into the Woods, that is slated to be released in October. Pet Shop Boys is centered around a 20-something, Cooper, who struggles to get by while working at a pet store.

    One night a young girl wanders into the store right before closing and is later followed by her mom, Felicity. And, Cooper can’t believe his luck when smoking hot Felicity comes on to him. He knows he should stay away from her, but can’t resist when she asks him to join her for a Christmas party later that night.

    But Cooper quickly learns that things are not what they seem. What starts out as a rocking party quickly turns into a nightmare as he starts seeing people slumped over at tables after being bitten and then their unconscious or dead bodies being carried off somewhere. Even Cooper’s boss isn’t what she has always appeared to be. But can Cooper manage to get out of this mess alive?

    I don’t really know what to think about this story. It’s definitely a little different.

    I have to say though that I’m so used to reading Harrison’s Hollows series narrated by Rachel Morgan that it was nice to see a story by her with the lead character giving us a male perspective. I really enjoyed Cooper and his struggle between his brain and his… other brain, if you know what I mean? He knows he shouldn’t go off with Felicity, but he can’t resist a chance to possibly get laid with a hot chick….that is so male….at least the stereotype of one! But it made him as a character more believable. Although that’s about the only thing, believable in this story. It’s not that I didn’t like the story, but it was just really out there.

    Before the story begins, there is a note from Kim explaining how this is short she had written with the possible intention of creating a new series from it and the ending definitely speaks to that. It leaves the story open and gives you the feeling that there are more installments to come. Not to mention the plural of ‘boys’ in the title of the short and there only being one pet shop ‘boy’ in this story. I think with some finesse and some full-length novels that could help us get to know the secondary characters, the series definitely has some potential. That is, if Harrison chooses to go through with making a series out of it. I guess only time will tell.

    This is a quick read that can easily be read in a couple of hours and would be a great little story for the upcoming Halloween season.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    This is excellent short story by Kim Harrison. This short story

    This is excellent short story by Kim Harrison. This short story will be featured in her upcoming anthology "Into the Woods". Pet Shop Boys is centered around 20-something  Cooper, who struggles to get by while working at a pet store. I enjoyed this story and hope it is a teaser for something more down the line than just a short story. It left a lot of possibilities and questions that  I think would be fun to see, like who becomes the hero, or bad guys. This short story, or any anthologies that Kim Harrison writes is great for new readers venturing in her works and can lead into her other books series she writes. this is a great  Halloween or  late-night  read! her stories have a way to suck you into a great read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Short but good

    Another good Kim Harrison book. This short story definitely kept me on my toes, but left me wanting to know more.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Pet shop boys

    Wnoderfully exciting and well written. A must read

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    Posted October 28, 2012

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