i guess the topic of this month: zombies don't motivate me a lot because i can't find a lot of free time but even when i have a few i don't feel like reading... it won't last though and i did make an effort so today i can share with you my opinion on a book full of zombies... the second Deadtown novel titled " Hellforged" written by Nancy Holzner
Genre: urban fantasySource: bought
I read a lot of urban fantasy and a few darker too but this series is definitively too realistic for my taste. It’s not bad quite the opposite, the writing style is excellent, the world building is really well thought, the plot interesting there is a tough of romance and even better they are several kind of paranormal creatures: werewolves, zombies, vampires, shifters, demons and I’m sure we will discover more along the way too…
The idea that the paranormal have made their coming out and as a consequence find themselves parked in a part of the city with less rights than a normal citizen, need permit to go somewhere else and even are killed on sight in some states.. it’s interesting and sadly really logic and realistic. I would like to say it’s not but if we are honest we must admit that if that happened now, humans would become afraid and they aren’t fair with what frightened them. Sure some would be pro paranormal but the majority will make sure their security come first and if it means treating them like garbage they would do it. It’s bothering me. Science fiction and other writing genre have always been used to send message and to make people understand some situation by transposing them in a fantasy universe but with enough element for reality so the readers can make the links and think about it. It’s not something bad quite the contrary.
However, I’m perhaps already to realistic at the moment I need to evade myself not to spend my time regretting injustice in a fantasy world. Nancy Holzner writes so well that you are thinking about the situation even if you don’t want to… and I must also admit that it’s a little dark with lot of deaths too ..
Now it’s true the story is interesting and developing after each book, this time we learn more about the nature of Vicky or to be more precise we get to discover the demon’s point of view on this story because as often where there are two camps there are two stories, two truths while in reality you need to know both to approach the real truth and leave the “propaganda”. It was really well shown here and it gave us a new perspective. The romance is also better in this second book, the characters discover what they really want and what the others is doing so their feelings looks more real, not just the sparks of the moment but like a real relationship, a commitment in a sense.
The plot managed to keep my attention during all my reading and while we learn quickly who the main bad guy is we don’t know what he is planning until the end. Now the ending…we get the resolution to the main investigation yes, we get a little happy end yes but we also see the seeds for the next book, the next villains, and in that way it’s a little cliffhanger( not a angsty one fortunately)
If you want a urban fantasy book including zombies, this book and series is more than interesting and you could enjoy it if you are not too sensitive.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review