Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Review: To Kill A Warlock by H.P Mallory

Title: To Kill A Warlock
Series: Dulcie O’Neil #1
Author: H.P Mallory | Author Website
Available: Now
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult

Description via Goodreads:

The murder of a dark arts warlock. A shape-shifting, ravenous creature on the loose. A devilishly handsome stranger sent to investigate. Sometimes working law enforcement for the Netherworld is a real bitch. 

My thoughts:

Dulcie O’Neil is a Regulator working for the A.N.C (Association for Netherworld Creatures). This is a law enforcement agency that makes sure Netherworld creatures, which are living openly among the human race, are abiding by the laws in place. She also happens to be a fairy and a pretty badass one at that. When she isn’t working as a Regulator she spends time writing romance novels with the hopes of one day being able to retire from the A.N.C and write full time. In this series debut we follow Dulcie as she tries to track down a murderer that did an awful good job of making Dulcie look guilty of the crime he/she committed.

My favorite part of this book was the wide variety of supernatural characters thrown into the mix. If you’re into hot supernatural guys you want to give this series a try. I’ve read the first two books in this series and still can’t pick a favorite. Dulcie is also such a fabulous main character and I adore her best friend Sam. The moments witnessed between the two of them were some of my favorites. It seems the female protags in UF books are usually seriously lacking in the BFF department. I was so happy this wasn’t the case with Dulcie.

The plot and pacing of To Kill a Warlock was very impressive. Sometimes smaller novels can feel rushed and the characters will lack the development I need to connect. This didn’t feel like an issue to me while reading. The dialogue was fun and I enjoyed Dulcie’s wit. She is a really fun character to spend time with. All in all H.P Mallory offers readers a wonderful and engaging Urban Fantasy debut. At just 99 cents for the e-book version this is a steal!

My Rating:

Books in this series:

To Kill A Warlock: Dulcie O'Neil SeriesA Tale of Two Goblins: A Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy (Dulcie O'Neil Series #2) (Volume 2)

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