Saturday, April 10, 2010

Deadtown - Nancy Holzner Review

DeadtownDeadtown by Nancy Holzner
Publisher: Ace; Original edition (December 29, 2009)
336 Pages
ISBN-10: 0441018130

Blurb: 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.

My Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised by this book, I put it on my to be read pile not really knowing what to expect from it, and really this was a case of judging a book by its cover cause that is what drew me in.  I think this cover is awesome!! But once I started reading it I was glad that I bumped it up my pile.  It was a new and refreshing look at some paranormal species that we see a lot of and a great view of zombies.  There isn't much that I didn't like about this book I thought it had good pacing and enough action to keep everything moving and interesting.  The little drops of romance that we got was enough to make me hope for more in future books. I gave this book a 4 star rating on Shelfari but outside of Shelfari I give it a 4 1/2 stars. 

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