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Vincent Li always assumed he’d die in Oakwood. If the local gangs didn’t get him, then cigarettes and alcohol eventually would.
Now, he’s pretty sure minotaurs will kill him instead, and if not them, the ghouls dragging people into the dark will.
In the wake of an unexplained spike in homicides, a masked figure opens portals to another world—a world filled with dangerous magic and mythological monsters. Creatures that shouldn’t exist suddenly do, and they don’t mix well with humans. Vincent is trapped in Oakwood as the city is torn apart, but he’s no stranger to violence and will do whatever it takes to survive.
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Thriller & Suspense
*I received a copy of this book for an honest review*
Okay, I gotta be honest. When I started out, I was thinking more like 3 stars. It felt a tad bit....well, corny. A wizard pug? But, I kept reading, and kept getting sucked in deeper and deeper, and suddenly, that wizard felt like he'd be weird and cheesy if he were anything else.
I really liked how there were flashbacks sprinkled here and there, showing Vincent's development, how things came to be as they are, in a way I've never read before! Very unique.
I loved the characters, and though I somewhat figured out why one was special and different from the rest, I was still on edge and wondering exactly what was going to happen, and ended up thrown off of the ending. Which, by the way, made me pretty sad. So, you've been warned haha.
So, if you like fantasy, creatures, monsters, and action, I would definitely recommend this book.
One last note: I wanna be Grandma when I grow up!
Bob says: 4.5 Platypires!