Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Deadtown - Book Review

Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
I loved this book. It's fun, original and action packed. Vicky is a great character: kick-ass, smart, gutsy, but also vulnerable, stubborn and with a foot in mouth syndrome from time to time that keeps her from becoming a bitchy heroine I can't relate to. All the characters were rounded and well written I must add, down to the ones with tiny roles. I adored Tina, the teen zombie, and I hope that Tina will return in future books and gets a bigger part to play. I also hope the other zombies will get more screentime as well, as I found Holzner's take on zombies cool (and they're not even the brain eating kind!) and would love to read more about them.

Why should you read it:
It's a fun Urban Fantasy story with shapeshifters, demons and zombies!


vvb32 reads said...

loved the action in this one too ;-D

titania86 said...

This looks like a great read! Non-brain eating zombies? I'm eager to see her take on them.

Michelle Greathouse said...

I loved this one - can't wait for Hellforged. :)


Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

great review! I loved this book too =D