3.5 stars. The premise was really interesting, the prose was captivating. The characterization was OK, could have had a little more depth. My Problem i...more3.5 stars. The premise was really interesting, the prose was captivating. The characterization was OK, could have had a little more depth. My Problem is that everything for Alice was really easy. We never really see her struggle with her new life. Now I wonder, if I am only having this issue in hindsight, because when I was reading the book, it didn't bother me, she had to go through so much as a child/teenager that I thought it was as it should be, her finally having an easier time. Maybe it's just because she was finally accepted and around others like her. This is a coming into her own book. Alice always thought she was alone and different, never understanding who and what she was. After she saves a drowning child, her half sisters find her, and her new journey begins. I really liked Griffin, and the revelations with him and his parents were just heartbreaking. (less)
What do you get when you have a pyromaniac fire wielding woman, a wannabe nudist werewolf, a purple skinned gay demon,a medic ninja,a royal vampire,a...moreWhat do you get when you have a pyromaniac fire wielding woman, a wannabe nudist werewolf, a purple skinned gay demon,a medic ninja,a royal vampire,a deranged small animal controlling mage, Oh, and a depressed succubus? You get the Zero Dog Team of Sienna Hotel Badass.
Meet Keith Melton, author of some funny shit.
It's not everyday that I laugh and giggle throughout a novel. Especially a novel about world domination by way of zombie labor laws and jello. Yes...really. The evil overlord Jeremiah Hansen has major plans to take over the gelatin industry--from there? World domination. Some of the funniest lines were from Jeremiah's grandiose plans. He even hires an image consultant/second in command. Seriously. They drive a school bus
"You ARE insane." "You said something like that already." He shook his head. "Evil and insane are two completely different things. I have evil tendencies. It's a disorder."
"Let's face it. Evil people need love too."
"So be it. I guess I'll let you have your true love for dinner!."
"Let her eat Jake!"
The Zero Dog Wars is a book that is not serious. It's funny. It's a parody of the supernatural. It's gory, and silly, with a few serious-er moments. It's nothing like Blood Vice.
I thought the band of misfit mercenaries were surprisingly well written. Not to say I didn't think Mr. Melton didn't write well, but with a comical book, you just never know how the characters will end up.
Rafe, the resident Nudist Werewolf
"Rafe," I said, "Get some clothes on."
"What if my destined mate walks past? She won't recognize me if I hide the wang." Sarge eyed him. "I suggest you do as the captain asks. Otherwise I'll be forced to strip down and shame your earthworm."
Captains Andrea and Jake were cute and laced with sexual tension. I enjoyed how things played out with them, and the end felt right. I hope to see more of this world. It seems that Keith left it open for more books.
Speaking of Andrea, she was a nice blend of kick ass meets "I forgot to insert my foot in my mouth"
If you need a laugh, like zombies, and witty repartee and sibling like banter, then this book is for you.