Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2nd Ann. Halloween Extravaganza! Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Deadtown (Deadtown, #1)Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

My Rating:
Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?!

Pages: 327
Published: December 29th, 2009
Series: Deadtown, #1


First in a brand new urban fantasy series that's "fresh and funny, with a great new take on zombies" (Karen Chance) and "full of dangerous magic and populated with characters so realistic, they almost jump off the page" (Ilona Andrews).

If you were undead, you'd be home by now...

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.


This is the first installment in the 'Deadtown' series by Nancy Holzner. I first seen this novel a while back and really wanted to read it. After getting sidetracked for a while, I was super excited to pick this up to review for our Halloween event. I wasn't sure if the novel would live up to the hype, but I'm happy to say it did!

The first chapter is what really drew me in. It started out with a bang and kept me thinking, "what comes next?!"
I loved the dream walking aspect of the story. Victory can walk into a persons dreams and kill their inner demons, literally. The first thing I thought of when I started reading it was, "When's Freddy gonna jump out!" But it's not exactly like that. She's the good guy in the dreams. Still, it would have been cool to pop a little Freddy in there somewhere.. s'all I'm saying... *winks*

She's also a Cerddorian. Which is a type of shapeshifter, that can change into different forms at will. She can take the form of a werewolf, which is great since her boyfriend is one, but it's not exactly the same for her and things can get a bit tense when the subject is brought up.

As for the characters, I loved them. Besides Victory, you first meet Tina. Tina is a fifteen year old Zombie. She's full of spunk and kind of a pain in the butt, but what fifteen year old isn't? Although she can get in the way at the worst moments, she's a hoot to read.

Kane is a hard one. I really like him and it's obvious he's extremely handsome, but I find he always puts his work first. I have nothing bad to say about him, I'm just undecided on him at the moment.

The male that stole the novel, IMO, is Daniel. Detective Daniel Costello is a agent on the Goon Squad. Besides being handsome, he's also a human. It's funny because he was in the novel less and Kane, yet I feel bonded with his character more. He's definitely mysterious and has something up his sleeve. I can't wait to find out what!

Over all, this novel was great. Exactly what I wanted to read when I laid down and it definitely lived up to my expectation. I highly recommend this read. You won't regret it!

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Melliane said...

AAh I really need to buy this one ! I've forgotten that I would like to read it ! Thanks. It sounds so great, I'm so curious about it. Awesome review

JenM said...

Since the third book in this series just came out, maybe it's time to go back and start this one. I remember that it sounded really interesting. Thanks for the review.

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