Saturday, February 26, 2011

Revew: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

I had been looking forward to this series every since I first read the blurb because it sounded very fresh and different and it was. But I think that in case the author had a little much going on and it kind of left me split between the several story lines. there is the story line with the Demon who killed her father,the super secret agency trying study paranormals, and then the zombies trying to achieve equality And then there is the two love interests not too mention her sister and her prejudices against paranormals. Man there was a lot going on in this book. At times it felt like too much but overall it was a solidly enjoyable read. I give this book 3 1/5 stars and I purchased this one for my own reading pleasure. I will also be reading the next one in this series since I won one of Ms. Holzner's contest giving it away. I will have the review up for it as soon as I pull it out of my tbr pile and read it.

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