Jul 31, 2009

Review--Redemption Alley


When her police contact asks her to look into a "suicide", Jill Kismet suddenly finds herself in a labyrinth of deception, drugs, murder--and all-too-human corruption. The cops are her allies, except for the ones who want her dead. The hellbreed are her targets, except for the ones who might know what's going on. Her city is in danger, time is running out, and each lead only draws her deeper.

How far will a hunter go when her city--and her friends--are on the line?

Is it just me or does Jill on this book look a little like Olivia Wilde from House? Not an exact match but that's who I keep seeing when I look at the cover. I think it's the eyes and eyebrows that really makes them look similar.

Anyway, the latest in the Jill Kismet series is nothing but non-stop action. Jill never seems to stop she is always trying to follow through with the case at hand, even with lives on the line, even with hers on the line!

Lilith Saintcrow's worlds are always so deep and different. They have this futuristic quality to them, not space age like, but a little more high tech-ish with magic involved as well. There are creatures that don't exist in any other urban fantasy novel that I've read so far in this novel, such as "Arkeus"-a roaming corruptor escape from Hell or even "Hellbreeds". Very different as I said.

Lilith has an interesting set of language in her novels that is different, as I said, from other books I read. Which is why I love her books. They are different from the norm. It's a world that might be like ours, but might not. There are so many secrets lurking about in the shadows that is hard to tell what's evil and what's not.

Jill knows the difference though. As from the last books, she is a hunter and protects her city with all she's got from the monsters, such as hellbreed and demons. She still bears a demon's mark and hates him eternally for it, but she uses the mark to her advantage. It gives her the extra edge she needs to survive and kick some serious butt.

Don't want to delve into too many spoilers as usual, so I'll leave you off with this. If you've read the Jill Kismet series so far, don't miss this one. If you've read the Dante Valentine series and loved it, this series is just as good and has that same quality of edge and intrigue. If you're looking for something new and different to read this is it. With strange creatures, magics of several kinds, weres--not just wolves, and so much more this book has everything the urban fantasy lover will need!

Be sure to check out the next Jill Kismet book Flesh Circus coming November 24 2009!

To learn more about Lilith's books check out her website: http://www.lilithsaintcrow.com/journal/

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