Saturday 29 October 2011

Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner + ebook deals

Series: Deadtown #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 327
Published: 2009
Publisher: ACE
Source: Library

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. 

My thoughts:
Maybe I will just try to make it short for once. Sure I liked it, I could read it and all that. But there were also those times when I was bored. I liked what was happening, but I was not swept away of invested in it. But I do not want to mark it as just ok, but I fear I just have to. But I would read book 2...if someone gave it to me, and after I had read all my other books. I have no urge to read more. I kind of do not have the urge even to tell the library to get book 1...yeah.

My I feel mean, do not get me wrong. It was an interesting world. A plague hit and some peeps in Boston are zombies. Our heroine Vicyy is a shapeshifter and demonkiller. Some people do not like the paranormals and most states to not accept them. Solid action, not so solid romance, I never felt anything there, was I supposed to?

But if it sounds like a good UF book for you then go ahead and read it. It does have a bit of everything thrown in, I was just a bit more bored then usual. But I can still like thins even if I feel bored. I just do not know about this one. Now when I have finished it I feel that I am left with no feelings at all.

I have no snappy final words.

Well at least the cover is cool


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  1. No snappy words needed, dear Blodeuedd. Sometimes the book, despite having it all, is not for you. I guess there are too many similar UF novels out there. *friendly hug*

    I want my Emma and the vampires although I've heard wicked things about it (wicked like bad not cool).

  2. Aw... sorry you didn't like it. I'm still curious about the world tho.

    Oh and I'm debating on Emma and the Vampires. I just don't know...

  3. I am very sorry you did not like the book, I have read some nice posts lately thanks to Halloween month. I will try it out for myself, someday. Though I really dislike reading about zombies, if they are not raised by Anita Blake.

  4. Ana
    But I love UF! That is what breaks me the most, cos I really like urban fantasy so I get disappointed. I am sure I have rated PNR books better than this but then I know I seldom love those, I like, that is it. So I do not get disappointed.

    Oh I loved Emma and the vamps

    READ IT :D I thought it was freaking hilarious.

    These were good zombies. Sure they are rotting a bit, but they are friendly and not brain eaters, if someone does not bleed near them

  5. Oh well, at least you put a big smile on my face when reading your review "But I would read book 2...if someone gave it to me, and after I had read all my other books.".

    What a great way to put it, a shame that it wasn't for you though. Hope the next read is way better :)

  6. Mari
    I am reading the strangest book now, so yes I went from not so good to good :)

  7. Shame you didn't enjoy, but as I have Deadtown and it's sequel on my shelves I will read it at some point...but maybe not right now! :)

  8. The strangest book huh? I'm very curious now!

  9. Sounds interesting, but too bad some of it was boring.
    I am a fan of zombie stories.

    I have Emma and the Vampires on my TBR.

  10. *gasps* No snappy finishing statements. Perhaps THAT is a statement all in itself. I felt like that with my last book (sorta). Great review.

  11. Don't feel mean. . . we all have those times when the book is just not for us. That said, I'll definitely be passing on this one. :-)

  12. OH, I thought this one would be really cool but if you have no snappy last words then 'meh' maybe not :)

  13. I've been curious about this book but nothing in your review makes me think I would enjoy it.

  14. Being bored while reading is always a difficult thing. I usually get fixated on whether it's just me, or if other readers are having the same problem:) The world does sound really interesting though!

  15. It sounds good but after reading your review I don't know. Sometimes even if it seems to have all it just doesn't pull you in.

  16. Oooh, you wrote "bored" three times. That says everything.

  17. I love your reviews! This isn't for me but I enjoyed reading your thoughts!

  18. Mel
    I hope you like it :) I think much of my disappointment came from wanting to enjoy it too much.

    You will soon see......

    The zombies were not around much, and they are not the bad guys.

    I fear so my friend, I fear so

    Aye, it was a sad day. And i did judge it harshly but then i tend to do that with UF. Pnr I cut some slack cos I know that it wont be awesome

  19. Teddy
    Meh indeed, such a sad meh, and I who made the library get it and all.

    Well lots of others have liked it, if that helps....

    Others have not seemed to have the same problem, though I did find one and was thrilled cos it was not just me. That made me feel better.

    I guess I just did not connect. Not to the heroine, not to anyone, it left me hanging

    I did? o_O Yup that says it all

  20. I know a lot of people loved this book, but it's never grabbed my attention. I just have problems with zombie storylines & need a little romance in my UF. No need to feel mean~you can't like everything.

  21. the lydia dare book looks good! i've liked the other ones i've read by her, so i'm sure it's worth the .99C!

  22. So sorry this one wasn't so good for you. I'm wanting this one too. Maybe the second book would be better? *shrug shoulders* :) Hope the next book in your stack is outstanding for you.

  23. I'm a little suprised to hear that about Deadtown since the cover makes it look so action packed and exciting.

  24. Dang, I hate when the book is just okay. Right now I'm in the after a great book phase and nothing seem to be good enough. Meh!

  25. Bucky
    Yay, lol, I am just happy I was not the only one.
    And I can be mean, but it is hard when I am disappointed. And I really wanted to like this one

    Go grab it!

    *shrugs shoulders too*
    I do not think I will ever know

    I know right, it looks so freaking cool o_O

    Luckily I jumped right at a cool book that saved me

  26. Yeah, for right now I'm going to stay away from this one. At least your review was honest...too bad it has such an awesome cover. :-( I noticed on GR's all three books in the series so far were in the 3 star rating yeah, no need to add it to my TBR list.

  27. Deanna
    You are sure on a roll with commenting today :)



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