Finished: January 22, 2019
So today is Gini Koch’s birthday, and I thought writing up my review for her action-packed Urban Fantasy novel, The Night Beat, was a great way to celebrate!
This book is an incredible roller coaster ride of action, monsters, and special guests. Yes, this book features such surprises as H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and (no, I’m not joking) Queen singer Freddie Mercury. That should give you a good idea of the kind of wacky adventures that ensure and the kind of world you’re jumping into.
Victoria Wolfe is an undercover werewolf who works as a police officer to protect Prosaic City. What starts out as fighting an unspeakable monster that’s taking out the city’s unfortunates turns into a fight bigger than heaven and hell. It’s pulpy, it’s hilarious, and it’s intense from page one to the end. I absolutely loved it and am looking forward to her next book!
What I consider a 5-star book:
- Is it a fun read? Absolutely! This book is like a fantastic fever dream of your favorite horror and action films.
- Would you recommend it to others? If you enjoy fast-paced, pulpy stories with a heavy dose of intricate world-building and a slew of inhuman characters, then yes!
- Does it stick with you? This book is so unique and unusual that it definitely sticks with you. There’s just nothing quite like it.
My overall rating: 5/5
What a wonderful birthday present you’ve given Ms. Koch! It sounds like a great story!
I hope so haha! That book was a heck of a fun ride!