Celebromancy [NOOK Book]

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Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.

Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is ...
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Celebromancy

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Overview

Fame has a magic all its own in the no-gossip-barred follow-up to Geekomancy. Ree Reyes gets her big screenwriting break, only to discover just how broken Hollywood actually is.

Things are looking up for urban fantasista Ree Reyes. She’s using her love of pop culture to fight monsters and protect her hometown as a Geekomancer, and now a real-live production company is shooting her television pilot script.

But nothing is easy in show business. When an invisible figure attacks the leading lady of the show, former child-star-turned-current-hot-mess Jane Konrad, Ree begins a school-of-hard-knocks education in the power of Celebromancy.

Attempting to help Jane Geekomancy-style with Jedi mind tricks and X-Men infiltration techniques, Ree learns more about movie magic than she ever intended. She also learns that real life has the craziest plots: not only must she lift a Hollywood-strength curse, but she needs to save her pilot, negotiate a bizarre love rhombus, and fight monsters straight out of the silver screen. All this without anyone getting killed or, worse, banished to the D-List.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451698145
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
  • Publication date: 7/15/2013
  • Series: Ree Reyes
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 143,735
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael R. Underwood is the author of Geekomancy, Celebromancy, Attack the Geek, and the forthcoming Younger Gods and Shield and Crocus. By day, he’s the North American Sales & Marketing Manager for Angry Robot Books. Mike grew up devouring stories in all forms, from comics to video games, tabletop RPGs, movies, and books. He has a BA in Creative Mythology and East Asian Studies, and an MA in Folklore Studies. Mike has been a bookseller, a barista, a game store cashwrap monkey, and an independent publishers’ representative.

Mike lives in Baltimore with his girlfriend, an ever-growing library, and a super-team of dinosaur figurines and stuffed animals. In his rapidly vanishing free time, he studies historical martial arts and makes homemade pizza. Mike blogs at MichaelRUnderwood.com/blog and Tweets @MikeRUnderwood.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    An excellent sequel

    "Celebromancy" picks up where "Geekomancy" left off, a few months later in the life of Ree Reyes, erstwhile Geekomancer. It drops the reader straight into the story, brings us new characters, a new school of magic, and a wonderfully geek-culture filled narrative.

    In some ways, this is actually a superior sequel; all the major rules are known to us, as is Ree herself, so more time is given to story, without the necessity of exposition. And, while we know Ree, she isn't stagnant; she gets character development as a natural part of the story.

    Definitely a worthy sequel to "geekomancy," which became, in a single reading, a favorite book.

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  • Posted July 15, 2013

    Welcome to a pop-cultural geektastic thrill ride! Celebromancy (

    Welcome to a pop-cultural geektastic thrill ride! Celebromancy (and Geekomancy, first in the series) is a must-read for fans of modern urban fantasy. Ree's adventures are a frothy mix of super-heroine action, RPG power-gaming, mysterious romance, and 3AM bad ideas. 
    Polish up your Magic deck and strap on your vintage phaser. It's totally worth it!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    As good an amount and variety of pop culture references as was present in the first of the series, but with a lesser quality story.

    As good an amount and variety of pop culture references as was present in the first of the series, but with a lesser quality story.

    The pace, for me, is all over the place with this one. It starts really slowly. Out of a twenty-three (well, twenty-two with an epilogue) chapter book, I don't really recall the fantasy element of this urban fantasy popping up until near the end of chapter 5. And the main plot doesn't actually get started until chapter 6. That's a lot of build up for a very short (under 300 page) book. Through the middle, we get a few chapters that seem to be day in the life type stuff that doesn't really advance this story much, but I can definitely see as set up for possible future books. And then we get to the other end of the book, where what I would call major developments to the universe and setting are glossed over because we're in the climax and we don't have time to explain.

    The author was kind of hit or miss with fixing problems with the previous book. One of my complaints with the first book in the series was that the magic system was a little hard to follow. This time out, there's a decent enough explanation of the specifics that my inner rules lawyer was appeased. I was able to grasp why some things worked one way and other things didn't. And then we get a new type of magic that seems to work along the rules of being a famous deva: "I want it to work this way, so it's going to work this way". I commented that if you were paying attention with the previous book, a style choice would give away an important plot twist way in advance. This time out, the author doesn't so much try to fix this problem as embrace it. Instead of trying to hide the Big Bad from us, he takes one of the setting flavor pieces that start every chapter to have our main villain write an e-mail to his superiors to update them on the situation. And I think the character that I liked best from the last book ends up being little more than the ghost of Obi-wan this time around.

    I still really like the first book. And I think there's some potential here for what could be a really entertaining series. I just kind of hope that Ree's brush with celebrity is over and we go back to her regularly scheduled geeky world.

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