Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: Netherworld by Lisa Morton









I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review




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I accepted a review copy of this book because it seemed to have a bit of a steampunk vibe to it. So it was really fun to dive into a book that I had very little info on. The novel opens in 1879 England, where the reader finds Lady Diana Furnaval doing a dangerous yet necessary task: Closing a netherworld gate. This has not always been Diana’s task, it is in fact the legacy of her deceased husbands family.


When Lady Furnaval gets a message from beyond that her husband might not be dead, she embarks on a quest across the globe to rescue her husband and continue to close gates against a very organized  netherworld threat. The biggest surprise was the second supernatural  threat in this world: Vampires. I’ll confess to having extreme vampire burnout as a but Morton added some interesting emotional twists into the mix that made it enjoyable reading.


I found this book entertaining but I struggled a bit with the stereotypical portrayal of the characters in China. Yes its  true that the Chinese of the time spoke fractured English but the dialogue was so stereotypical that I wished that Morton would have changed it up a bit. Solid read with a great female lead,

1 comment:

Pamela D said...

I dislike it when stereotypes like that are used too. :(