|A very Supernatural Purgatory ;)|
(That reminded me a lot of the shadowquake tentacle things!)
Not only is Velvet dealing with finding a way to put stop her murderer from going after more girls, but also these shadowquakes are happening more often and destroying the town and endangering the lives (are they lives? I mean, they're already dead, so... sort of, I guess??) of the residents. These shadowquakes are being caused intentionally by a group of terrorists/rebels wanting to be free of Purgatory for good. It is up to Velvet and the rest of her team to stop these guys before they tear down the whole Purgatory plane.
|Bobby doesn't like Purgatory, but I did! :D|
Also, because of the blurb, I thought the main plot of the story was Velvet going after her murderer and getting her revenge. Turns out, it was more of a secondary plot line! The main plot of the story was about the Revolutionaries, or whatever they are, that I mentioned earlier. I didn't even realize this was the whole plot of the book till we were way, way into the story! Like, towards the end. So, yeah. While the pacing was fast, getting to the real plot of it all was kinda slow going. And to be honest, I had NO idea who these people really were, what they wanted, or why they were doing it! Not up until, again, the very ending of the book!! Not good! But I just sort of went along with it. Curiosity and all... ;)
The whole thing with Bonesaw, Velvet's killer... wow. He is seriously deranged! Call me morbid, but this is what intrigued me about the story! I almost wish we had spent more time on that plot line. I really liked that this brought out a more vulnerable side of Velvet, and I loved seeing that side of her and knowing that she wasn't all tough like she wants people to believe. There's a human being under that touch chick exterior that has suffered and is trying to deal as best she can.
Speaking of, I really loved the cast of characters: Velvet was very tough (although sometimes kind of bitchy), the very sweet and swoon-worthy Nick (adore him!), Quentin who was a lot of fun, and the firecracker twins, Luisa and Logan! I also gotta emphasize on the romance going on between Velvet and Nick because, guys, it was sizzling hot! I loved it!!
Another thing I gotta mention... you guys know that Supernatural is my most recent obsession and that I love it way too much for my own good, right?
A Jared Padalecki reference! :D He plays one of the main characters in the show, so I thought that was very cool! Okay fangirling over... ;)
Overall, even though I found myself slightly confused every now and then with the whole Departurist thing, I really enjoyed this read! I loved that this book had a different take on the very popular ghost genre, I more than loved the romance, and, well, it was just a lot of fun! Highly recommend this one to anyone who is a fan of paranormal romance, 'cause Nick... *swoon*
Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)