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Title: The Chronicles of Koa: Netherworld
Author: K.N. Lee
Release Date: May 11, 2013
Genre: Fantasy Adventure/Paranormal
Spoilers: Absolutely not. Get your own copy! :)
Note: This book contains thismuch foul language and sexual errrm . . ummm . . . situations without sex. I do not place an age limit on readers, but if these things offend you, Koa is not recommended for you.
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Koa is half-vampire, half-well, you will just have to read and find out for yourself. Along with her best friend and mentor, Halston, she hunts Netherworld creatures on Earth: Vampires, Syths . . . if it's evil, Halston and Koa are fighting it. When Koa discovers Halston has been keeping secrets about her past (and the years of memory loss that goes along with it), she takes it upon herself to find answers that are destined to be painful, both emotionally and physically. An unlikely team comes together to help Koa reverse the curse on her mother and find out the truth about her past. That truth may be just the thing to kill her.
I made a TON of notes as I was reading about Koa. Everything from "What the deuce is happening?" to "Oh, I get it." to "Kiss him already!" K.N. Lee has brought something amazing to a character type (i.e. vampires) that has gotten to be . . . well, boring. She has introduced us to an array of characters that are nothing short of a melting pot in the world of Fantasy Adventure/Paranormal. It is a bit like Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments in that sense, but nothing like it in every other sense. Is that confusing? Wait . . . wait. I just confused myself.
Koa is so fascinating and descriptive that one of the notes I kept making was "What was going through her head when she wrote this?!" The character and place descriptions are unlike anything I've seen before. Castles made of stone and bone, giants made of metal, child-like monsters, fallen angels who kick more evil booty than a little bit . . . too many for me to mention without giving spoilers. These descriptions are what I like most about this book and what is going to make me purchase the next installment. I cannot wait to see where the author takes these characters next.
Now . . . for the part I hate doing the most: The Cons.
There aren't many cons for me. Koa's emotions go back and forth from ass kicker to girl in love with her boss to woman who has insecurities about both of those things while kicking some major booty with her Lyrinian sword.
The end is semi-depressing because we have to wait until the next book to figure out where everything and everyone fits in. But that's always a good sign of a great story, right?
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