Monday, 9 July 2012

BLOG TOUR: NO GOOD DEED REVIEW

Synopsis: Kelly McGinnis has spent her adult life trying to do the right thing, but as a newly down-sized mother of twins and the wife of a man living with Muscular Sclerosis, she also knows that trying isn’t always enough.

While interrupting a scene of police brutality, Kelly unwittingly releases a real, live demon. After she manages to kill the creature through gut instinct and blind luck, she is approached to join a secret group of demon hunters who reveal an underworld of monsters and magic. Kelly’s mill town upbringing proves an unexpected asset and the pay more than covers her husband’s treatments, but the work begins to undermine her sense of right and wrong as she struggles to maintain her ‘normal’ life.

When she encounters Umber, a compelling incubus with an unexpectedly human story, Kelly learns that the truth is far stranger and more terrifying than she imagined.
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Upon reading no good deed, i couldnt help but think This is the same, but different . And its true.
In YA there are plenty of demon slaying-bad ass heroins... but how many of them are grown woman with kids & a husband? see? It's defenitly something different.
What I liked:
Bill Blais was defenitly able to take YA to a different level. There is defenitly no other novel like this out there, and it's easy to see that when you start reading no good deed .
The characters are fresh & new , intruiging & funny. There are a ton of main characters that play vital roles in the novel and they all hold your attention from the moment they are introduced.
The plot is interesting & easy to follow- nothing too complex that will bore you! its easy to keep up with but interesting at the same time.
The family life vs. the Demon slaying life is a Challange that Kelly faces internaly & externaly- wanting to do something right for her family, and wanting to do something right for mankind (rid the world of demons). The tries to balance her job and her family on the same scale- which she realizes doesnt always work.
What i didnt like:
There wasn't enough of Umber!!! he is one of the main characters, yet we did not see or learn enough about him
Sometimes the story would dwell too much on Kelly's family life, which poses an issue once you have been addicted to her demon slaying life! hopefully we will see more of that side in the sequel Hell Hath No Fury
sometimes i found the characters attitudes annoying; but those feelings were easily surpassed with the great plot!

Other than that, No Good Deed exceeded my expectations . Going into it, i wasn't expecting all too much from the novel- but i was defenitly wrong. Watch out for Bill Blais everyone ;)
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Rola! I'm very glad you enjoyed it overall, though I do understand your complaints. Not to be a 'pusher', but if you're looking for more Umber and more action, Hell Hath No Fury should answer pretty well (of course, that's just an extremely biased author talking...). In any case, thanks for giving NGD a try!

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    1. it was my pleasure bill ! :)

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