Things to do in Denver When You’re Un-Dead by Mark Everett Stone

Posted April 5, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Synopsis:
For ten years Kal Hakala has been the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation’s top man, the longest surviving agent in its blood-soaked history. The World At Large has no idea that The World Under exists. And its vampires, demons, zombies, and mythic monsters are growing increasingly restless. In all Kal’s time with the Bureau, there has been no case he couldn’t crack, no monster he couldn’t kill. Then a plague of zombies comes to Denver, along with a vicious serial killer dubbed The Organ Donor. A childhood encounter with a legendary monster has left Kal with an endless supply of rage and hatred for all things Supernatural. But now the target is on his forehead, and the Un-Dead don’t die easy. The Bureau has a few aces of its own-a few magicians, a cyber-ghost. Unfortunately Kal is a perennial loner … And the World Under is wise to his tricks.

Review:
There are a lot of books out there, that have a kind of magical police force if you will. Something who’s whole job it is to keep the paranormal elements in line. And I actually really like those kinds of books because it lets the book take on an element of mystery/crime solving type books, all while having the flare that you want in a paranormal/urban fantasy book. 
Another reason I like these types of books is because the author is really allowed to create a magical world that normally exists within a normal one. And each other’s created world is so unique and so fun to go through and explore. I really enjoyed the world that was created within this book. It was a pretty well described and easily imaginable world. 
I do have to say that my only real issue with the book was the beginning. I felt like it took to long to pick up, and I had to kind of dig in my heels to get into the plot. But once I got into the book, it was well worth the wait. 
I am a person who really does enjoy the crime mystery element that some urban fantasy books have, and that is probably because I do from time to time enjoy a good traditional crime book. So when I started reading this book I was excited to learn more about the serial killer The Organ Donor. It’s always fun and thrilling to watch the main character try and find the answers to all the questions that finding a serial killer can bring about. I love wanting to turn the page quicker so I can know what happens next. 
I really truly enjoyed getting to know Kal throughout the book. I thought he was not only easy to read but he was also easy to become emotionally involved with. I think he had a lot of great and interesting personality traits, and he has that awesome sarcastic bite from time to time, that I personally love to have in a character. 
Overall, I think this book was a really enjoyable read. I think it was written really well, and the serial killer elements really brought out great parts of the characters within the book. I think it kind of offered a little bit of everything to everyone. There were intense parts, sad parts, and surprisingly a couple of things that made me laugh throughout the course of reading this book. I think anyone who enjoys urban fantasy could enjoy this book.

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