Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Early Review - The Neon Graveyard (Signs of the Zodiac, Book 6) by Vicki Pettersson (4/5 stars)

The Neon Graveyard (Sign of the Zodiac, Book 6)Reading level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Size:  384 pages
Publisher:  Harper Voyager
Release Date: May 31, 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0061456794
Stand Alone or Series: 6th Sign of the Zodiac
Source: E-Galley from NetGalley.com
Rating: 4/5 stars

This is the sixth and final book in the Sign of the Zodiac series by Pettersson.  This book did an excellent job of wrapping up the series.  It was fairly predictable but moved at a good clip and wrapped things up nicely.  You definitely need to read the previous books to know what is happening in this book.

 Joanna Archer is in hiding with the grey rogue agents.  As a unit they have two goals: get access to Midheaven and destroy the Tulpa.  Joanna is also set on rescuing Hunter from Midheaven's ruler, Solange.  It will take all of Joanna's wits and cunning to do all she needs to do to survive and to protect herself and her unborn child.

This book was a fitting conclusion to the series.  It moves at a fast clip and a lot happens throughout.  I did think it was a bit predictable; but that being said it should give readers of the series the type of ending that they will enjoy.

It was nice to see that things that happened earlier in the series (for example Joanna loosing some of her power in Midheaven) finally make sense in this book.  There are a number of little things that come together in this book, showing that Pettersson really had things well thought out when she started this series.

In this book basically all the agents are here.  We learn more about the grey agents and see significantly more of the Light Agents.  Of course the Shadow Agents join into the fun too.  Some significant people are killed and things really comes to a head with Warren, the leader of the Light Agents.  And, yes, Hunter is in this book.

Overall I enjoyed this book.  It was paced well and did an excellent job of wrapping up this series.  Fans of the series should be pleased with how it ends, even if it is a bit predictable.

This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
- Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
- 100+ Reading Challenge
- E-book Reading Challenge

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