January 6, 2011

Silver Zombie by Carole Nelson Douglas

Silver Zombie by Carole Nelson Douglas is a new book in the Delilah Street series which focuses on paranormal investigator, Delilah Street. Find out what this heroine is up to when she goes to Kansas…

Book Description
“Zombies and Witches and Vamps . . . Oh, My!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—at least that's Delilah Street's hope. With Sin City's vampire and werewolf mobs wanting to cash in her chips once and for all, she's retreating with her partner Ric Montoya and half-wolfhound Quicksilver to her Kansas birthplace. Unfortunately, when it comes to finding trouble, there's no place like home. . . .

It doesn't take long before Delilah realizes she's not in Vegas anymore. Zombie cowboys and spectral cattle drives are kicking up dust, the local weather girls are total witches who forecast perfect storms, and some Hollywood fanatic is recasting zombies as the greatest stars of the silver screen. And speaking of silver, Delilah's special affinity for the all-purpose monster-repellent leads her posse straight down a silver brick road—and into a notso- fun house of mirrors—putting her face-to-face with her dicey past and a mystery woman named Lilith, who's a real dead ringer for Delilah. The key word being dead.” – Silver Zombie

My Thoughts
Silver Zombie is the first book I’ve read in this series about paranormal investigator Delilah Street. This series is in a world of where the “paranormal” is now “normal” and vampires, witches, zombies, and more are out there. Perhaps because it was the first book out of the series I read, I was confused about many things that happened throughout the book. So, if you haven’t read any of the Delilah Street books, I suggest reading those before jumping in and reading this one.

At the end of the book, there is a “Delilah’s Darkside Inferno Bar Cocktail Menu” which I thought was cool. It gives cocktail recipes great for Halloween (or for fun) that were also in the series. Find out how to make: Silver Zombie, Vampire Sunrise, Brimstone Kiss, and Albino Vampire.

Overall, I was disappointed. I love worlds where vampires, witches, werewolves, and other paranormal aspects are in. However, this one just didn’t grab me.

* Thank you to the publisher of Silver Zombie, Simon & Schuster, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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