Review: The Neon Graveyard by Vicki Pettersson

Filed in Review , The Geeky Lover , Vicki Pettersson Posted on May 31, 2011 @ 10:00 am 1 comments
Format Read: eARC from publisher through netgalley
Length: 464 Pages
Genre: Urban Fantasay
Release Date: June 1, 2011
Publisher: Eos
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback
Book Blurb:

Once she was a soldier for the Light, the prophesied savior who would decide the outcome of the eternal conflict raging unseen in the dark corners of her glittering hometown. Now Joanna Archer is just another mortal—still born of an impossible union of Shadow and Light . . . still hunted by both—and carrying the unborn child of a lover held captive by a depraved demon goddess. Joining forces with a band of rogue Shadow agents, Joanna’s ready to storm the stronghold of her demonic foe, risking everything to enter this ghastly, godforsaken realm where the price of admission is her eternal soul. Because in a world that has stripped her of her power, identity, and fortune, Joanna has nothing left to lose—except her baby, her future, and the epic war poised to consume the city.

My Thoughts:

Before I started this final book in the Signs of the Zodiac series I was scared and unsure. Through all the books Joanna seriously suffered and yes I admit, I was afraid that she wouldn’t get what she deserved. But when I finally  found the strength to start it I realized from the prologue that so many things have changed. The Neon Graveyard starts with a statement and I loved to see how much more force and enthusiasm we finally get to see in our heroine. I loved her more focused self, and even more, that she was finally more positive. She still isn’t as happy as Olivia would be- she probably never will, but she tries to get what she wants and she finally has a goal, her own personal one, which she needs to achieve no matter what.
We meet a bunch of new characters in The Neon Graveyard and I was surprised by the diversity and facets we found in each one of them. I’m very fond of Carlos- he’s such a caring and heartfelt character. Everyone who calls him a friend should be grateful. Kai was hilariously immature and he made me laugh and giggle. A very great mix of side-cast.
A very defined and thought through plot guides us through this book. There are so many twists and turns that I just couldn’t put it down. We finally get some scenes, I for my part hungered for through all the previous installments. This book made me so happy and sad- we are confronted with many emotions and they all will touch you.

I think one of the things I like most about this series is how it shows how easily good and bad turn into each other with or without intention. The whole series points out that good or bad always lies in the eye of the beholder. All this packed in a world of super beings, comic books that show the truth, evil mind-created villains and a subtle love story- something different from all the vamps and shifters out there. I can’t wait to see what Pettersson comes up with next. Highly recommended series with a surprising and also more than fitting end.
I give The Neon Graveyard 4 out of  5 bookies.
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About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • pattepoilue June 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

    <3 *squeeee* I kinda gave up on this series because it was too depressing but now that i've gotten info out of you about the last book I might very well go back to this series.


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