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What I liked about this book:
The voice of the book. That means I totally loved the main character's,(Tybalt Jones) point of view and his way of talking about his life as a vampire. I was hooked on the book as soon as he starting telling his story. A vampire with a sarcastic and pretty much snarky attitude was a new take on the age old vampire story for me. At the same time, you really like him, as he really is a good guy.
I also really enjoyed the supporting characters. Tybalt's girlfriend, Vi, was the best of all of them. As a faerie, with purple skin. she is one of the better supporting characters that I have read- even if I did have a hard time picturing her! She was strong and confident and a really great girlfriend to Tybalt, to the point that I didn't miss the lack of a new romantic interest. She was pretty perfect for him and he knew it. Refreshing stuff. The other character I liked was Granny, an old witch that Tybalt is close to and has known since his childhood.
I liked the premise of the book. Someone is killing vampires that Tybalt has had previous friendships/relationships with. That same someone is also kidnapping vampires and torturing them. It is up to Tybalt to figure out the why and the who.He does know that dark magic is at work. Needless to say the vampire community is blaming him and are not happy.
The world building was very interestingly told by the author. This is a world that isn't hidden and human's are aware of the supernatural element that lives among them. Aside from the vampires, I also enjoyed the rat people. The part of the book that featured the rat shifter, had me laughing out loud.
What didn't I like about this book?
I honestly can't think of anything. It was a well told story, with good characters and good writing. It kept my interest and I really did enjoy it. It was left open for a sequel and if there is one, I will be reading it.
Who Would I Recommend this to?
Any Urban Fantasy fans ages 16 or 17 up. There is some violence and sexual situations are hinted at but not shown.4.5 stars rounded up to 5.(PureTextuality.com)
The strong suit of this novel is how the plot unfolds. We're told just enough to keep us engaged in Ty's problems, which seem quite real, yet not so much that the resolution of those problems becomes predictable. The problems are dire, if not horrific.
They involve deadlines (literally), an avenging angel (Sylvia), a brooding werewolf (Brannock), an ultra-evil magician (Jameson Robuck), witches, gypsies and talking rats. All are denizens of St. Sebastian, a grim city where other-worldly types keep in touch through cell phones as well as instinct. This decaying urban setting is appropriately decadent and not further defined. Yet, for all the heaviness of the subject matter, the author writes with a knowing wink and provides her lead characters with plenty of banter which lightens the tone.
Amidst the banter she fits Chandleresque phrases: our hero, Ty, "...could go to sleep each morning guilt free on that account"; he worries that his evil adversary would "...smell fear on me like a bad cologne"; when Ty comes to an impasse, he plops into a chair and "...sat like a puppet with its strings cut"; during one of his innumerable spats with Vi, he "...bit back an apology I didn't owe and she didn't want to hear"; but when they make up, Ty realizes that "...as long as I had her, the where didn't matter."
It turns out that Vi is not just the girl friend, but plays a decisive role. This gives the book a feminist thrust to go along with its inter-racial (inter-species?) grounding, and lifts it firmly into the mainstream of modern social concerns, despite a venerable backstory about the undead and their unusual feeding habits.
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