All I can say dear friends is hang on for the ride. Reading this book is sort of like going through the apocalypse. This book is a "metric fucking ton of trouble." Yep that's a direct quote from the book, and I've spent all day trying to use it in a sentence. It's my new go to line. Anyway, Larrisa Ione your mind truly scares me. Just when I thought it was over there was nothing else you could do to make cry, scream, or have a hot flash you zinged another at me.
At this point I should give a synopsis of the book and tell you a little about the plot. I dare not go there. The description on the back can not begin to cover the emotional roller coaster ride that is this book. Just when I knew HELL was breaking loose and blood was going to spill she had me laughing. Seriously, what late night bender was she on when she decided to have a half demon/half vampire refer to the mighty FOUR HORSEMEN of the APOCALYPSE, who are both fear and revered, with "Yo, Horsepeople" I had to put the book down to laugh. There is a lot of playful and witty banter that will only come across if you are invested in these series. Honestly if you are not 6 books into her series you have a lot of catching up to do. So start reading and when you get here you will love the characters as much as I do.
I think humor was the appeal of the book. Although there was a lot of violence and battle and torture that had me pacing the floor, the humor was a shining light that eased the horror. My best friend is also reading this book and she hasn't finished it yet, so I blew up her facebook mail with all the one liners. She can't read it quite as fast because she has to "work" or something. Who does that when there is a book this funny, sexy, sweet, and hard core to read?
She made some killer pop culture references such as: Lady GaGa's meat dress, 2 5000 year old virgins, a nod to The Lord of the Rings, My Little Pony and even an Alice's restaurant reference. I'm not too proud to say when Thanatos was wanting to kill, kill, kill, I started jumping up and down yelling kill kill. And we were both jumping up and down yelling kill, kill, kill. But I digress. Also someone got a "stick-up-the-butt-ectomy". How can you not read it just for that? Although she never found a place for "asshat" I have hopes for her future books.
PS I hope you don't read this and think I'm "ceiling-licking, rabies-frothing, dish-ran-away-with-the-spoon in-fucking-sane." She doesn't promise that until the next book.