this is the review of "Deadtown" by Nancy Holzner -editor: AceBooks- First book of the serie
Summary from Goodread: 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.
I've started to read this book because Ilona Andrews recommended it.
The univers is well done, with a totally new kind of Zombies for the rest: witch, demons,werewolves and vampires are quite "traditionals". It's part of the genre. There are quite well described and the history behind their existence, if known, is explained.
The heroïne named Victory is a young and strong woman that must learn to cope with what she is and with her past. Not easy in a wolrd were discrimination is common as soon as you are different. She has a "boyfriend" , a werewolf Lawyer, that he as busy as her so they don't see each other often and don't communicate a lot.
As for the plot....quite common but well written. If it was my first book of the genre it would have be great i guess but problem: i've read kim Harrison before. There are a lot of similitude between Rachel Morgan ( héroine from Kim Harrison) and Victory...too many in my taste so that i could guess how the book were going to end.
1°Like Rachel, Victory has a vampire for roomate.
2° Both of them have a past with demons
3°Both their father were killed by demons
4°Both are marked (mark that goes both way)
5°Both have a genetical secret that if discovered they will be considered without any right- in the case of Victory part of it is not secret she is a shapeshifter known and has to live in Deadtown without all the right of a human but there is a genetic complot.
Everything put together, i spent a good time reading but in the end was disapointed, i will keep reading the serie to see if she can manage to distangle herself from Kim Harrison's work and hope for the best.
Score: 2,5/5 Buy this book on Bookdepository
So my first review on this blog is part on a challenge "2011 Spooktacular October Paranormal Reading Challenge " organised by sweetMarie you can click to see her website:ramblings of a daydreamer