Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Review: Deadtown


This is a novel by Nancy Holzner.

Book 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.

I enjoyed Deadtown. :)

Victory Vaughn trained from a young age to be a demon slayer - demon slaying runs in the family - and she is very good at what she does. If you can afford her fee - she can rid you of your demons.

But a Hellion is not just any demon - and Vicky has a history with this particular Hellion - a history that Vicky has no plans to repeat.

I like the concept of Deadtown - paranormal critters 'living' out in the open and working towards equal rights. :) I think this has the beginnings of a fun and quirky series and I look forward to more exploits from Vicky.

I give Deadtown 4 out of 5 stars.

M

5 comments:

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great review!

Blodeuedd said...

This one sounds cool, I do wanna read it
great review!

jacabur1 said...

Glad to see you liked the book, currently my copy is somewhere in mail heaven and am waiting impatiently for it to arrive so I can read it before all the reviews I read make the book itself redundant..
I am enjoying everyone's take on the same book though because so far all of the reviewers say the same thing, good book.....

jackie b central texas

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Michelle!

I so have Deadtown on my TBR list, which is way to long, LOL!

Thanks for a great review and recommendation! I'll be picking it up.

Dottie :)

Michelle G said...

Amy,

Thanks and thanks for stopping by.

B,

Thank you ma'am. :)

Jacaburl,

I try not to give too much info away in my reviews - merely saying whether I like it or not. I'm like you - too much info in a review and there is no need to read the book. LOL

Dottie,

I started counting my 'tbr' pile over the weekend and stopped at 200. I have so many books. :) I am going to read each and every one of them though. LOL

Have a wonderful day everyone.

M