Saturday, September 12, 2015

Review: Mr. Monster

Mr. Monster
Dan Wells
Tor Books
From Goodreads : In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies.

But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon---the terrifying persona he calls "Mr. Monster"---might now be using him.

No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape.

In this sequel to his brilliant debut, Dan Wells ups the ante with a thriller that is just as gripping and even more intense. He apologizes in advance for the nightmares. 
My Review : I must admit that the first book was not what I expected  but in the end I did enjoy it. With this book I went in knowing it was demons John was fighting and I enjoyed it just as much. From page one this book like the last just draws you in. John is a character you feel for and cheer for even when he is conflicted. This book shows him grow as a person and also a demon hunter, people dying around him and he is trying to think like a killer to prevent the next murder and not be a suspect as he tries to work with the police.
      Dan Wells created a character that is both creepy and heartwarming a hard combination to pull off but in these books it is done wonderfully. I am looking forward to the next book in this series and I hope it does not end soon.


Review : Croak

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Gina Damico
Graphia Books

From Goodreads : Fed up with her wild behavior, sixteen-year-old Lex's parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape.

But Uncle Mort's true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He's a Grim Reaper. And he's going to teach Lex the family business.

She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can't stop her desire for justice - or is it vengeance? - whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again.

Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?
My Review: I  loved this book. So much so that I have bought the next two books and devoured them too. Lex is a teen that is hard to relate too because of the uncontrollable violence streak in the beginning of the story, as you read on she seems to become the every teen. Sarcastic and sassy. Her rebellious spirit propels the story and you end up loving her. With writing that just flows so perfectly you do not realize your at the end of the first book till it is closed and your begging for more. With well developed supporting characters this book was a fun and fast read for me and I look forward to more by Gina Damico    

Review:Bloodsucking Fiends

Bloodsucking Fiend
Christopher Moore
Harper Collins
From Goodreads :Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley Dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.

Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and that's where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door ... and proceeds to rock Tommy's life -- and afterlife -- in ways he never imagined possible.
My Review: I really enjoyed this book. Such a unique take on a vampire tale. Dark and romantic at time but keeps you laughing too. Strange and Quirky characters fill this book and made it a pleasure to read. Wonderful and clever writing keeps you reading  and then wanting more and I do want more I am going to continue this series because of Christopher Moore's amazing writing and story I need to see what happens to theses characters .