dark metropils

 

 

Title: Dark Metropolis
Author: Jaclyn Dolamore
Release Date: 06/17/2014
Reviewed by: Em

 

By night, Thea Holder is a waitress at the glamorous Telephone Club. By day, she takes care of her mother, who is slowly going mad thanks to an ancient spell gone wrong. Freddy has the power to bring the dead back to life, but it comes at a price that no one told him about. Nan Davies woke up in an unfamiliar place with no memories other than her name.

Dark Metropolis is a story set in the 1920s about these three people and so much more. Suspense, magic, and zombies come together to make this an enthralling page turner. There are two things in particular that I love to read about: dead people and the Jazz Age. This book has both. The setting, interesting enough on its own, is filled with multifaceted characters that make you care about them and their sides of the story. Each has a different perspective that is sometimes in conflict with the others. Right when I thought I had it figured out, I got sucker punched as another point of view revealed even more. My only problem with it was that the plot moved a bit too fast at times. Characters jumped in and out quickly. I would like to have seen more back­ story about Nan’s character, for example. I liked this book, and I recommend it for readers who enjoy supernatural thrillers with complex characters.