Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A review of Nameless: The Darkness Comes (The Bone Angel Trilogy #1)-Mercedes Yardley

Nameless: The Darkness Comes (The Bone Angel Trilogy, #1)Nameless: The Darkness Comes by Mercedes M. Yardley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Writing 4/5
Imagination 4/5
Plot 4/5
Setting 4/5
Characters 3.5/5

My Overall Enjoyment 4/4

Shape-shifting wolf demons, references to Children of the Corn and Cthulhu, a character named Sparkles and an angel named Demon Patrol, along with clever and snarky dialogue and a super fast-paced action filled plot. I enjoyed this urban fantasy/paranormal book a lot, a genre I don't read much of due to the YA feeling I often get. While this is definitely a book for adults, I believe that mature YA readers would also enjoy this. I read it in just a few sittings and the pages kept turning quickly. Nameles is dialogue driven book, something that can annoy me or even cause me to put a book down as I strongly prefer narration but when done right and cleverly, as is the case here, it can be a pleasure to read. There were multiple twists and turns in the plot which came largely unexpected to me and it kept me anticipating what the author would throw in next. I enjoyed the dark and creepy overall tone and how it was mixed in with lighter, funnier parts and I actually laughed out loud on the first page of the epilogue. Decent character development and although I didn't have a major connection with any of the characters I felt like I was reading about real people. This is an excellent debut and I am excited to see what Mercedes Yardley does in the future. The ending, brutal and macabre as it was , was handled well and has me excited for the next Bone Angel novel.

Highly recommended for urban fantasy and horror readers who enjoy a fast paced book with lots of action and great writing.

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Nathan (@reviewbarn) said...

Her short story, Nuclear Lulu was quite a read as well. I have a copy of this one ready to read, hope to get to it in February myself.

Hey, how come your comment field launches in a new page? Most blogger blogs let you stay on same page.

philip witvliet said...

I have to pick her short story up yet. It is supposed to be excellent!

No idea why comments launch in a new window. I thought that was normal haha