Phantom Pains

Phantom Pains In the second book to the exciting inventive and brilliantly plotted Seanan McGuire New York Times bestselling author Borderline Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossibl

  • Title: Phantom Pains
  • Author: Mishell Baker
  • ISBN: 9781481451932
  • Page: 420
  • Format: ebook
  • In the second book to the exciting, inventive, and brilliantly plotted Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author Borderline, Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossible and deadly situation pulls her back in.Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess NowIn the second book to the exciting, inventive, and brilliantly plotted Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author Borderline, Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossible and deadly situation pulls her back in.Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an Unseelie fey countess Now, in a final visit to the scene of the crime, Millie and her former boss Caryl encounter Teo s tormented ghost But there s one problem according to Caryl, ghosts don t exist.Millie has a new life, a stressful job, and no time to get pulled back into the Project, but she agrees to tell her side of the ghost story to the agents from the Project s National Headquarters During her visit though, tragedy strikes when one of the agents is gruesomely murdered in a way only Caryl could have achieved Millie knows Caryl is innocent, but the only way to save her from the Project s severe, off the books justice is to find the mysterious culprits that can only be seen when they want to be seen Millie must solve the mystery not only to save Caryl, but also to foil an insidious, arcane terrorist plot that would leave two worlds in ruins.

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    1. Mishell Baker

      Author of Nebula finalist Tiptree Honor Book BORDERLINE Repped by Russell Galen Mother, language nerd, MH advocate, Guardian of Liberty.

    998 thoughts on “Phantom Pains”

    1. 4ish stars.Millie Roper. One of the best characters in UF to emerge in the last while. She's a little out there. A little blunt. A little unstable. She's impulsive and, even when she tries, doesn't follow any system of rules, legal or personal. It. Is. Awesome. I love how she manages to dig herself so far down into massive piles of crap but somehow always manages to dig herself back out. Granted, the scent of the crap lingers and the repercussions carry on, but it's nothing if not interesting. W [...]


    2. The fae and a Borderline Personality Disorder main character what could go wrong?Well after the first book, we know that the answer is plenty, and Millie is outta there but the second book proves that anyone can be dragged back in. All you need is a murder charge, someone you love someone you can destroy, and a mystical contract to keep your mentally-sick-butt in one place long enough to keep your mouth shut and not destroy all your chances at happiness.Seriously. From a psychological thriller v [...]


    3. 5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/03/20/Last year Mishell Baker burst onto the scene and shook up the urban fantasy world with her debut Borderline, dazzling me with her fresh take on the genre. She also introduced us to Millie Roper, one of the most genuine and notable protagonists that I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. It is therefore with great excitement that I can say the sequel Phantom Pains is even better, stronger, and more inventive than its predecessor. The Arcad [...]


    4. 4.5 stars Phantom Pains is a very worthy sequel, and continues to deliver the fresh take on UF that Baker introduced in Borderline.Millie is still unapologetically flawed, yet her very imperfection and realism makes us want her to succeed. Many of the expected character elements in the supporting cast are turned upside down, making them undeniably more interesting than a neat selection of archetypes. Add to this a story that goes in unique directions, and you get an immensely satisfying and ente [...]


    5. This series continues to be amazing. In the first, Millie, her maladies and the various methods she has to manage them were the star. In this one, all that is a given and continues to be awesome, but much more attention gets paid to the supporting cast and the world-building.Millie has been making her way with a PA job to the owner of a film studio and invaluable because of her knowledge of the Arcadia Project and its concerns. Now four months after she had been kicked out of the Project it all [...]


    6. Yet again, love! A really engaging plot and great character development - Milly is one of my favourite heroines in recent fiction. I already can't wait for the next one.


    7. Second in The Arcadia Project psychological urban fantasy series set in L.A. around the fae and moviemaking. It's been four months since Borderline, 1.My TakeI don't know if I'm more prepared for Millie, if Millie is more aware of how horrible her social reactions are, or if Baker lightened up, but Millie wasn't so bad. Weird, huh? A protagonist who is so obnoxious, and yet you can't help rooting for her. I wonder if it's because it's all Millie's perspective with that first-person protagonist p [...]


    8. On my tablet so going to write at least a bare bones review in the morning but YES IT'S BETTER THAN THE FIRST ONE. SOMEHOW.


    9. Review From Tenacious Reader: tenaciousreader/2017/0Phantom Pains continue’s Baker’s wonderfully fresh style of keeping Urban Fantasy a bit more “real” and grounded without compromising on the fantastical.Millie’s life might be full of the extra ordinary, she might be a person that a reader can admire, may be able to deal with fae and break their magic with a touch, but there’s no denying her life is trying. I don’t envy her harsh reality of being a double amputee, but at the same [...]



    10. A sequel to the marvellous Borderline, an urban fantasy with fae, bureaucracy, and a disabled bi heroine with Borderline Personality Disorder. Millie is an absolutely fantastic character, original, vivid and very human. It seems like her BPD is more under control and less destructive here than in the first book: I don't know if this is a deliberate authorial decision to not make the series so much about her condition, or if Millie is simply in a better place at least when this book starts--or po [...]


    11. 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.This book, the second one in the series, opens four months after the end of the first book. Millie now works as an assistant for a famous actress, though that actress is now retired and runs a brand new movie studio (Valiant Studios, or some name like that). Millie isn’t exact [...]


    12. *4.5 starsAfter giving Borderline 5 stars, I went into this book with HIGH expectations. And….I was not disappointed! I will say that I didn’t this book quite as much as Borderline….but it was really close. It didn’t pack as an emotional punch for me like the first book in the series. While Millie still had her internal struggles, she wasn’t as dark or as emotionally disturbed in Phantom Pains. She’s currently going to therapy and working on how to cope with her disorder, which is go [...]


    13. Mishell Baker is highly readable. Yes, that is a small, simple sentence but it really encompasses what she does best. Her writing flows evenly, ends chapters wanting you to read more, and creates vulnerable dialogue that just sucks you into the scene. Where Borderline introduced us to a mentally and physically handicapped heroine that struggles, Phantom Pains introduces us to a Millie that is highly functioning, coping with her limitations. So many times in this story, we are shown Millie using [...]


    14. Good news for US readers! The publisher is kindly offering up a copy of Phantom Pains, so don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of my post!In the second book to the “exciting, inventive, and brilliantly plotted” (Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author) Borderline, Millie unwillingly returns to the Arcadia Project when an impossible and deadly situation pulls her back in.Four months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project after losing her partner Teo to the lethal magic of an [...]


    15. What a great story - so many twists and turns, very unpredictable! I love this series. Give me more.


    16. Phantom Pains didn't quite match Borderline for sheer inventiveness, but that's to be expected in the second book even in a delightfully original new series. It's still a great read, and you can definitely see Mishell Baker growing as a writer. Plotting and pacing are excellent, and Millie is still wonderful.



    17. Woo, book 2 of the Arcadia Project! Mishell Baker exploded into the UF scene last year with Borderline, a unique book featuring an anputee protagonist with a serious mental health issue. It offered a novel and interesting take on the secret world of the fae and how it interacts with humanity and was just plain fun to read! Phantom Pains delivers much of the same, fantastic, fleshed-out characters, a breakneck plot, and a world that continues to grow ever more fascinating as readers learn more ab [...]


    18. I really enjoyed the first book of this series and honestly, this one is stronger, BUT I gave it slightly lower ratingwhy you ask? (no, you didn't askbut I'm writing this ) I'll tell you later, The Arcadia Project is a fresh, inventive and deeply human. As a person who has suffered from depression (no spoilers) I really identify with the premise and throughly enjoy that the characters are flawed and not perfect.That being said, I think the main character and the illness she deals with and it an [...]


    19. I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH OH MY GOD.Or, in slightly more intellectual terms, Baker picks up in Phantom Pains right where she left off in Borderline, in terms of both story and audacity. I love her world-building, and the fact that she not only asks questions of her own world that lesser authors wouldn't, but also answers those questions flawlessly, in wildly original ways. What makes the books so special, though, is that Baker's spectacular alternate reality exists alongside one of the most abl [...]


    20. it's not often that a book really - REALLY - leaves me out of both breath and words. or that one makes me hunch over in the dark, holding my cell above my head for light because the sunlight's gone and i have no lamps and only ten percent left to read and i don't want to stop readinge last time a book did anything like that to me was. this book's precursor!actual (?) review timebuilding. so much worldbuilding. in borderline, we're told about the fey royalty and london main office and all that - [...]


    21. Phantom Pains is the sequel to Mishell Baker’s phenomenal debut, Borderline, which dealt with issues of disability and mental health as well as being a really fun urban fantasy novel. While it would be possible to read Phantom Pains on its own, I recommend reading the books in order. Spoilers for Borderline will be included in the rest of this review.Fourth months ago, Millie left the Arcadia Project to work for Inaya West and her new studio. She’s finally gotten around to trying to clean up [...]


    22. Book 2 done- maybe a bit on the "light side" when compared to book 1 but sill good. I just like the way she takes the urban fantasy genre and adds something "real" to it. And I think, and hope, it gave me a bit more understanding of the type of issues the protagonist is going through.


    23. What an outstanding sequel! I can't recommend this urban fantasy series enough! I can't wait for the release of book three! Easily one of my favorite reads of the year!


    24. First : what a great title !This universe is astonishingly original, of an incredible extent, and the author does not hesitate to modify it in depth from the second volume of the series, even before having finished exposing it completely.The intrigue of this second volume is complex, of unbelievable richness. It is to wonder whether Mishell Baker met her own echo !This remarkable universe is also endowed with very good characters, although they are probably a little too many for small heads in m [...]


    25. For whatever reason I kept getting sidetracked by graphic novels while finishing this book (thanks ADD), and it got kinda goofy in some places (example: talking monster dog). That said, it was still a strong follow-up to the first and a definitely a solid 3.5. The ending had me wanting to know more about Arcadia's lore and it was really neat to dive more into their world's history. As with Borderline, one thing I absolutely adore about this series is how it doesn't ever sugar-coat having a perso [...]


    26. 4+ starsI actually finished this some time ago but I've been in the middle of some medical issues that require copious amounts of morphine and, therefore, haven't been clear headed enough to keep track of my reading (or even do much of any reading).That said, I still love this series. It's original and gritty and gives us broken people with all the excuses in the world to angst who are, nevertheless, not angsty.I wouldn't have been surprised with a sophomore slump with this book but you'll find [...]


    27. I feel odd rating or reviewing works by people I know, and I consider Mishell a friend. However, I read this books because she's a terrific writer, particularly with a knack for the warmth of budding and blossoming relationships. Her protagonist is one of my favorites in all of Urban Fantasy, trying to balance both Borderline Personality Disorder and a Hollywood sound stage with a portal to the faerie realm. You can bet I'll read the third one.


    28. This sequel to Borderline is a bit more philosophical than the first book. But all the surviving characters from book one are here, and they are still interesting and quirky. The basic premise is that the fae live in Arcadia, and the employees of the Arcadia project perform liaison duties with the fae. The heroine (Millie Roper, ex-director, double amputee, failed suicide, afflicted with borderline personality disorder) helps her former boss Caryl when she is accused of murder. She continues her [...]


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