The Fourth Channel

The Fourth Channel For years Kari Hunter s fooled the world into thinking she s just an everyday girl Sure she s the lead singer of world renowned band Vis Viva but outside of that she recycles religiously is an av

  • Title: The Fourth Channel
  • Author: Jen Kirchner
  • ISBN: 9781481279987
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • For years, Kari Hunter s fooled the world into thinking she s just an everyday girl Sure, she s the lead singer of world renowned band Vis Viva, but outside of that, she recycles religiously, is an avid supporter of the environment, and a certifiable coffee addict But Kari has a secret she keeps from her family, friends, and her fans.Kari Hunter is a necromancer.The rareFor years, Kari Hunter s fooled the world into thinking she s just an everyday girl Sure, she s the lead singer of world renowned band Vis Viva, but outside of that, she recycles religiously, is an avid supporter of the environment, and a certifiable coffee addict But Kari has a secret she keeps from her family, friends, and her fans.Kari Hunter is a necromancer.The rarest and most powerful of all magic born, necromancers are notorious for leaving a trail of sacrifices in their wake But Kari isn t interested in hurting anyone She works hard at being as un necromancer like as possible everyone she stabs gets a bandage and a lollipop, and whenever her sacrificial knives get too excited at the prospect of violence, she puts them in time out in her lingerie drawer.But when an agent of voodoo master Ruairi O Bryne catches Kari using her powers, her secret s out And if Ruairi finds out who Kari is, he ll stop at nothing to make her his next sacrifice.

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    1. When I think of smart, funny books -- the kind of book that is both thought provoking and a solid read, while being funny enough to make me chuckle aloud -- there are only a handful that come to mind. Happily, The Fourth Channel has now joined that handful. This is the kind of book that will bring me back to read it again soon, which is doubly impressive because this is Kirchner's debut novel.Admittedly, the first chapter seemed a little rushed, but the story becomes delightfully wicked with the [...]

    2. Can you call a book a dramedy? That's what comes to mind for me with The Fourth Channel: a nice mixture of serious urban fantasy action and magic with laugh-out-loud antics. Most of the characters have some kind of quirk that gives them that added dimension and provides for some humorous interactions. And the talking knives are a riot! The other dimension of The Floor is really cool too, giving me a nice slice of a foreign, mysterious fantasy realm alongside a supernatural version of our own wor [...]

    3. A fantastic book filled with comedy and fantasy. The characters are lovable and the magic system is one of the best I've seen. TFC is an amazingly enjoyable read that will have you laughing your ass off every chapter.

    4. An original, sharply written, highly addictive and unbelievably enjoyable urban fantasy, The Fourth Channel is the debut novel of Jen Kirchner (@JenLKirchner) and one of the best books I've read this year.Kari Hunter may be the lead singer of internationally renowned rock band Vis Viva, but that's not all she is. She's carefully kept secret her life as a necromancer, the most powerful and rare of all magic users, and for good reason. Necromancers trade souls for pure power and are feared by ever [...]

    5. This debut by Jen Kirchner has to be one of the funniest ones I've read in recent times. The author makes up a simple story but by adding several dollops of humor manages to uplift it from its predictable UF trappings into one that heralds another fascinating comical talent. More to come in full FBC review

    6. Awesome! One of my top ten of 2012 for sure! Action, adventure, new magic, a wee bit of romance - all rolled up in a super exciting package!

    7. Kari is a necromancer. But don't tell anyone, because it is a secret that, trust me, you don't want to get out. Necromancer's are rare, the most powerful magical beings and are greatly feared by those that wield magic because of the sacrifices necromancers are known to make; but Kari is different. Kari doesn't like the sacrificing part of being a necromancer, in fact Kari doesn't really like hurting anyone. Like all secrets, they eventually get out, and when Kari's secret get's out Kari get's pu [...]

    8. Didn't like the style, bored by the story. Cardboard-cutout characters, the typical heroine who is SO POWERFUL but has been kept from her TRUE POWER by concerned family/friends because she's SO SPECIAL, a mythological system that's totally bewildering until you're about halfway through the book, a boogeyman who doesn't really seem all that scary because most of the book is about how Kari is SO POWERFUL OH MY GOD.Wretched. Finished it because I'm a masochist.

    9. Wonderful debut and stand alone start to a new series.Thoroughly enjoyed reading The Fourth Channel. Very nice addition to urban fantasy with some creative twists that set it apart. While the overall plot is serious, there is a lot of humor added in that frequently had me laughing out loud and getting odd looks from my wife.

    10. I really enjoyed this debut by author Jen Kirchner.She has a really strong voice, great dialogue, and an excellent protagonist. This is a very fun book and I'm looking forward to more from the author.

    11. This book is a red velvet cupcake of a read, one that you want to plan your day around so you can enjoy it uninterrupted. Necromancer Kari Hunter whisks the reader into her twisting, glittery, glam-filled life, which features ongoing commentary from talking sacrificial knives. It's highly inventive, original and altogether wonderfully executed.Jen Kirchner's debut proves that she's an author with lots of talent. I can't wait to read the sequel!

    12. Loved it! The talking knives were definitely some of my favourite parts of the book, they added a nice touch. It was a bit of learning curve figuring out this world but I had a lot of fun doing so. I'm looking forward to reading more from Jen Kirchner in the future.

    13. I enjoyed this book! It had an interesting take on Necromancers and immortals and the characters were intriguing. It did wrap up nicely at the end so I couldn't tell if this will be a series or if this is a stand alone book. I hope there will be more.

    14. If you haven't stumbled on this author and this book, then you're missing a real treat. I couldn't put The Fourth Channel down. Laugh-out-loud funny, with really great characters, it's a wonderful read. Anxiously waiting for the next in what I hope will be a long series.

    15. This was a fun urban-fantasy novel. Lots of fun characters and I will be looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

    16. Oh my word, this book was fun. It was action with interesting characters in a consistent world and the author pleased me greatly by leaving out the gratuitous sex scenes.

    17. New and different magic, entertaining characters, and murderous knives that like to watch WWE.What's not to enjoy?

    18. Great debut novel! Loved the characters, the quirky humor and the spin on magic. Eagerly awaiting book 2!!

    19. I really enjoyed this book. I loved Kari/Eliana and her interactions with everyone in the book. I am so bummed that there is not another book out to read by this author. I need another one!

    20. Yeah, it was an okay book. Very interesting idea. A necromancer that refuses to kill, very intriguing. She drives a Prius, recycles, and drinks ridiculous amounts of coffee; not very intimidating (until you piss her off). I was disappointed in the delivery though.I don't even know how too put this nicely, the world building absolutely sucked. I mean, it was horrid. I was so confused most of the time that I started to just read through certain parts faster to get to my favorite parts, the dialogu [...]

    21. The Fourth Channel The Fourth Channel is a book that amazed me and frustrated me in equal measures. After reading I'm still battling with how to explain how I feel. So here's my best attempt at sharing my reading thoughts with you. Right off the bat, things were a little confusing. Despite this being a debut novel, Kari's story starts off in a place that feels very much like the middle of a book. I was thrown straight into the action and I floundered at the beginning. I felt stressed trying to [...]

    22. The Fourth Channel is a book that amazed me and frustrated me in equal measures. After reading I'm still battling with how to explain how I feel. So here's my best attempt at sharing my reading thoughts with you.Right off the bat, things were a little confusing. Despite this being a debut novel, Kari's story starts off in a place that feels very much like the middle of a book. I was thrown straight into the action and I floundered at the beginning. I felt stressed trying to catch up with who Kar [...]

    23. I received this book in a giveaway. I think the rating should really be about 3.5 because I keep waffling between a 3 and 4. Here is what I thought about the story. It's very fast paced and the story takes place over the space of only a few days. I find Kari to be a bit eccentric and silly; but not thankfully, stupid to the point you'd want to ring her neck. The story is extremely action oriented and does not contain much in the way of descriptive paragraphs. I enjoy lengthy and detailed world [...]

    24. I have very mixed feelings with this book. Even though it is a debut (and assumedly first in a series), starting it feels very much like dropping into at least the second book for the character. While the world is rich, there is almost no exposition or explanation at all. The concepts of channels isn't explained and the skills/weaknesses of the characters aren't explained. This made is difficult to get into and the read felt very disjointed. It was as if the author forgot that the rest of us wer [...]

    25. This book was really hard to understand at first. It was also hard to pick back up once I had to put it down. When I started to finally understand all the terminology and color coding of each "channel" it became an easier and more entertaining read.Although it was predictable it really became intense around midway through the book. Kari was hard to like at first which makes it hard to really like the book because we all want to connect with the protagonist. She was willful, like a child, which m [...]

    26. The Fourth Channel (Kindle Edition)I think the dialogue and narration is at times biting, sharp, and fun to read.The magic mechanism is novel, at least to me, and although it takes a while to figure out, very interesting. Talking knives is quite a fun curve. Sometimes, I think the knives have the best lines!The characters are very likable and I was rooting for or against them quite a bit.I didn't quite get the whole band thing, but one observation I would make is that there is a parallel between [...]

    27. I just started and I think I will give this a little more time but having a 30 year old woman do something dangerous to show off to her friends gave me pause. If she was turning 17 I might not have minded but really if you're hiding your identity don't show off. I have kept at it are there are some cute funny parts but really running off to a kidnapping and you don't have time to put on a bracelet that could save your life? Too stupid and rash. Overall not worth it. Some potential but didn't com [...]

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