Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fashionably Dead Down Under

Fashionably Dead Down Under
by Robyn Peterman

She'd just saved the world so you'd think Astrid would get a break... but, noooooo... she had to get dragged down to hell to meet her uncle, Satan.

Now she has to find a magical sword that can kill any True Immortal, solve a few crimes, stop her crazy grandmother (Mother Nature) from having tantrums that could literally destroy the world, and find a way to make sure the Vampyre love of her life doesn't turn to dust while visiting her in Hell.

It's just a day in the life of the Chosen One.

Final thoughts: Messy.  Too many jokes and not enough development.  One of the things that bothered me with the first book was that everything happened so quickly.  This book is worse.  It's like the story's on crack.  Problems are solved almost as soon as they're mentioned.  Ethan could turn to dust if he doesn't get out of Hell in a week?  Fine!  Have grandma stop time on Earth.  Problem solved.  Demon sets off a magical disaster in the dining room?  Fine!  Talk a few minutes and it's solved.  Jokes fly left and right about Hell and what it looks like, but there's just no time to develop it all.  This one book could have been so much more detailed, and could have been split into two or three to do it, if necessary.  I also missed some of the great characters from the first book who don't even get a mention in this one.  Plus the chemistry between Ethan and Astrid was completely gone this time.  I'm disappointed.

Rating: 2/5

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