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Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
Deadtown #1

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. 

Victory loves her job. She gets to kick demon butt, and she is quite good at it. She lives in Deadtown, named for the zombies that were created there. Its borders hold all the paranormal residents be they alive or undead, keeping them separate from humans, for now...

Deadtown was completely different than I had expected. In the past I hadn't been interested in zombie books for the most part. They just weren't my thing, so I had passed over reading Deadtown in favor of other books. However, lately I have read a few zombie books and enjoyed then, so I figured it was time to give this series a try. Funny thing is, that the zombie aspect plays such a small part, that I could have read it long ago. While the city Deadtown was created because of the zombies to contain them and other paranormals, the book actually focuses more on demonic activities as the narrator is a shape shifting demon slayer. This made the book more than entertaining, but I couldn't help a little frustration at the lack of development in the zombie aspect. Yes, they do say how the zombies came to be, but it is all approached with a rather blaze attitude. No assurances nor precautions to make sure it didn't happen again, which I found to be quite unrealistic.

Vicky is a fun, yet tough as nails character. She's a shapeshifter able to change in to any animate form, yet she also has limitations. She can only change up to three times a month, so she must use those changes wisely. Also, she mostly takes on the nature of whatever she changes into, which can get a little tricky when she changes into a large predator. It is very easy for the other nature to overcome her human side, so she must always be very careful to keep an iron control on herself. I really liked this as it helped keep things "down to earth." In so many Urban Fantasies, the heroine is absurdly strong/powerful that it can get a little excessive. So, Deadtown was quite refreshing in that aspect.

While there wasn't much romance in Deadtown, just some small bits here and there, I was still able to feel the connection between the different characters. I do hope things kick it up a notch in the next installment. So, other than the few things I pointed out, Deadtown was a very solid read that kept me more than entertained. The world was incredibly vivid, and the fully fleshed out characters are very easy to care for. So if you like a good urban fantasy that is full of many different paranormals, then Deadtown is for you. 


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1 comment:

  1. Oh I was thinking for buying this book ! Now I'm sure That I will take it ! thanks for your review, it sounds great !


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