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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wrong Side of Hell by Sonya Bateman | Book Review

This was a really fun book. A man who makes a living transporting dead bodies, who sometimes seem to talk to him, discovers there is a whole other world filled with dark magical creatures. He also discovers that he is part of their world as much as he'd like to remain just a lonely body mover who lives in his van. This book was an amazing page turner. I was hooked from page one and was not disappointed until I finished the last chapter. Oh man was this book awesome.

I loved the main character. His attitude when facing off against the supernatural creatures in the book was surprising and awesome. He was often understandably scared of them but would also sometimes get angry at them and give it right back to them after they kept threatening him simply because he was a human.

The story world of this book is really cool. It's modern day but all of the dark creatures of myths and legends exist. Discovering this dark magic underground world with the main character was really cool. 

There were tons of awesome fight scenes in this book and they could get pretty gruesome. They were really exciting and the author always did a good job of having the good guys leave a fight with a lot of damage that many times really slowed them down or even took them out of commission for a while. Everything cost a lot in this book. Nothing was easy for the characters. I think that's one of the reasons the book was so good. It was a blast cheering for the characters as they fought a very dark evil.

I loved the way the magic worked in this book. It was amazing and could do incredible things, but it always took a lot out of the characters and once they used their magic a little bit it was all they had and their "spark" was spent until they recharged it. That part made the magic feel so much more real than if the characters would of had an unending supply of magic to wield. Then everything would have been easy for them and the way everything went down in the story would have been much less believable or the way they could have accomplished their goals would have been a lot more boring to read because it would have been so easy for them.

The author did a great job of making everything hard for the characters. They had to push themselves to their limits to achieve their goals. They had to get creative and think on their feet. They got beat up, really bad, lots of times. All these things and the wonder of all the cool magical world made for one thrilling read. I can't wait to see what these crazy characters are up to in the next book. I'm so glad I picked this one up.

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Wrong Side of Hell (The DeathSpeaker Codex Book 1)

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