One of these days I will learn how to look at a book synopsis and actually READ it.
The day I request this book, was not that day. Otherwise I would notice it was the first of a 16-part serial. And maybe I wouldn’t request it, since I cannot follow serials. I’m a wait-for-the-whole-book-to-be-out kind of girl.
So, why am I not sorry I did? A few reasons:
- It was good. It was darn good. Pure urban fantasy, with lots of elements and solid characters. And a good plot to boot.
- It was believable. Usually in books when a blissful paranormal ignorant stumbles with that part of the world, she or he is totally accepted, and info is shared and whatnot. Which is ridiculous. I’m a paranormal reader and if somehow I start seeing people with pointy teeth, one I’ll be running like hell and two, I’ll be thinking I was crazy, somehow I must be dreaming or any other form of rationalization. So yeah, that part was achieved.
- It reminds me a little of Frank Miller. Better yet, the movies inspired by Frank Miller’s work. It has this Sin City narrative feeling.
- The ending. Not exactly a cliffhanger, not exactly a resolution. A good starting point to make us continue with the serial.
- And finally, since it was released back in 2015, all 16 parts are already out, so I can read it as a full book.
The only con for me? The writing style. I prefer a simpler writing. No need for a dozen words to say that it was a cloudy and rainy day. But, that’s a matter of taste. For most Portuguese readers, that will be a plus, since our authors tend to have that kind of speech. And I’m planning on recommend it to some of them.
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review