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Deadtown (Deadtown Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Good Read

I suppose I should go into full detail of the book, but then it would take most of the fun out of reading it, and dispite it's faults, it is a fun read.
The book takes place in a world where the "monsters" of the world have come out of the closet. Conviently at the ...
I suppose I should go into full detail of the book, but then it would take most of the fun out of reading it, and dispite it's faults, it is a fun read.
The book takes place in a world where the "monsters" of the world have come out of the closet. Conviently at the same time a quicksilver disease caused the center of one city to die and be raised as zombies. The "monsters" are finding themselves in ghettoes with no rights beyond that of animals.
For her personal life, I found myself completely unsympathetic to the zombie sidekick, wanting to pound her into the ground and leave her in the sun. Amused by the misunderstanding between her and the 2 men she finds herself attracted to. Her sister needs a good slap in the face. Her roommate is a sort of calm in the storm.
The book starts out with a routine demon extermination and quickly snowballs from there. Reading the book I found myself wondering how she managed to do everything. Visiting with her sister and aunt, rescuing her neice, being cased by a geneticist with an evil plan, and beating her oldest most evil nemesis, not necessarily in any order and certainly not everything that goes on. After all we can't forget the 2 men.
I found this book to be a fun rollercoaster ride, that kept me glued to the page until I finished.

posted by Mustardgirl on May 18, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Meh

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Unlike a lot of urban fantasy Deadtown goes balls out when it comes to racial relations, depicting a world where parahumans have no civil rights and are forced to live in one area of town, to the point where they have to have permit...
Reviewed for MonsterLibrarian.com

Unlike a lot of urban fantasy Deadtown goes balls out when it comes to racial relations, depicting a world where parahumans have no civil rights and are forced to live in one area of town, to the point where they have to have permits to leave that area of town. The lead character is Victory Vaughn, the latest in a recent line of Welsh true shape shifters, and a demon hunter. When one of her clients is found dead Vicky realizes that the Hellion that killed her father is now hunting her. She has to balance her personal life, the scientist that wants to make her a lab rat and protect a client who by all right she should want dead and somehow also find it in herself to stop the demon she fears.
Deadtown has all the makings of a good urban fantasy, but it falls flat in the execution. Most of the characters are either blah, or completely annoying. The world setting is very oppressive, but the plot doesn't revolve around making things better, the characters consistently make choices that are stupid, dangerous and even violent. It's hard to connect with the people in this tale, making it a lackluster example of urban fantasy. Deadtown is not without its charms, so collections that service voracious paranormal readers-or those with no taste for the full-on erotic scenes in other books-will still have a place for Deadtown in their collections.
Contains: Violence, language

posted by MicheleLeesBookLove on September 27, 2010

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