mercredi 31 octobre 2012

The Night Beat (Necropolis Enforcement Files 1) by Gini Koch

^^ Happy Halloween to all ^^

Since it's a special day i wanted to offer you a treat in the form of a second review. I discovered Gini Koch this year thanks to Stella and i really enjoyed what i read so when i heard that she wrote an urban fantasy , one of my favorite genre, i was over happy...until i discovered the book could not be bought on The bookdepository -_- .
 I've done a lot of contests in hope to get it and i won't give up but in the meantime i received an pdf copy thanks to Nat. Some weeks ago before her blog tour  Gini kindly offered this book for a reduced price and i was too impatient to wait more so thank you Nat ( and smashwords) and of course thank you Gini for thinking about your readers like that.

This is a perfect book for today!

I won't make you wait more so enjoy the first book of the Necropolis Enforcement Files "Night Beat"

Publisher: First
Publication: 2012
ISBN:  9781477631386
Genre: urban fantasy, romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: ebook received as a gift ( thank you Nat)

Description from goodreads :

 The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place -- Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement has beings in place to ensure the general human population remains blithely clueless.

Victoria Wolfe is more than just a policewoman. She’s an undercover werewolf assigned by Necropolis Enforcement to work Prosaic City Police’s Night Beat. Victoria’s comfortable working the shift where all the weird comes out to play, especially since her partner is also her perfect man. Or would be, if Victoria could ever work up the nerve to tell him she isn’t like other girls.

It’s hard enough being a werewolf in disguise, but when a creature from the Depths of Hell shows up in an alley preferred by junkies, bums, and hookers, it’s going to take more than just Victoria’s special gun and werewolf skills to subdue the ancient Sumerian demon. Especially when the demon is merely the start of what appears to be a major takeover attempt by the Prince of Darkness.

Soon all of Necropolis Enforcement’s Undead Brigade is involved in the fight to stop the Prince’s Major Minions from taking over Prosaic City and the rest of the human plane. But it’s Victoria who has to face the Adversary and figure out what intricate plan Lucifer has up his wings before everyone she cares about is destroyed.

In other words, it’s just another day on the Night Beat.

My opinion:
          After a difficult beginning I came to really enjoy this book but to be honest the good score is more thanks to the second part of the book so keep that in mind if you want to give up too quickly.

What did I find difficult? First, I did not find the same humour than in her “ Kitty katt” series, not at all and I was disturbed by the fact that here werewolves are considered as undead. It’s explained in the story yes but I’m not used to that idea so it was not easy for me to jump in the story. However that’s part of the advantage in this genre you have classics werewolves, vampires etc but you can create your own versions of it. Even more I was bored by the way Vic has a tendency to want to go on her back in front of Jack as soon as he did something manly. I could understand why she was attracted but how it was described put me quite not at ease. I guess that like Ken and others something was off for me without knowing what exactly^^ (you will understand while reading)

Then the big twist happen, you could have guessed part of it yes, the whole thing I don’t think so and the magic of Gini Koch explodes. Humour, romance, action everything fits and you found yourself immersed in the story smiling or cringing depending on which side you are.
The characters are all important and it’s funny to find some historical figures or famous authors are undeads, I even wanted to check some in the dictionary (famous in the USA I’m sure but a whole less in the rest of the world so instructive even^^). I mean I’m working on a special tchullu session and reading about HP lovercraft as a lich was too funny. The rhythm is quite rapid but it works really well with the plot and the complete story full of action and romance with a universe promising.

A Good Urban fantasy for the fan of the genre but not for the ones under 18 and one who doesn’t want their religion being used differently that how they learned it. I’m curious for the rest of the series too^^

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review


This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge

4 commentaires:

  1. Sorry the beginning was rough on you... I've been having to just dnf the ones that are like that. Glad you ended up enjoying though.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

    1. i can be persistent and so far i always finish the book istarted something it was really hard true but i'm doing my best and in a case like this one the wait was worth it

  2. AH la fin tu vas me faire lire tous les livres de cette auteure, je le sens!

    1. Pourquoi pas^^, j'aime bien son humour et il reste un livre d'elle ( Alexander Outland) que j'espère vraiment avoir pour me faire un avais^^ là elle l'a écrit sous un pseudo GJ Koch