When half-human Cal Leandros wakes up on a beach littered with the slaughtered remains if a variety of hideous creatures, he's not that concerned. In fact, he can't remember anything-including who he is.
And that's just the way his deadly enemies like it . . .
Book: Blackout by Rob Thurman
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Cal Leandros, #6
Obtained: ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rating: (5 Zombies)
This was probably the most awesome Cal book so far (and I know I say this every time) because we get to find out what Cal would do if he had the option to not be Cal. To be a normal person, with no super ninja older brother and no psychotic werewolf ex-friend-with-benefits.
In Blackout there's less emphasis on the big bad guy than on Cal and Niko and their relationship (with some Goodfellow thrown in just because he's so damned awesome). If you thought that their relationship was well-developed before, Blackout is going to blow your mind.
There were a few things that I wasn't a huge fan of, like how long it took Cal to regain his memory and . . . Crap. There was something else I was going to mention, but while typing the beginning of that sentence, I seem to have forgotten what it was. Dammit. Well, it must not have been very important, then.
It's nice to finally know how much of Cal's personality comes from being half-auphe and how much is just Cal.
Along with the mounds of awesome character development, there is also a mystery for Cal to solve (two, actually), and while the first one pretty much follows the standard Cal formula, the second will blow. Your. Freaking. Mind. (My mind = blown.) And the ending!!! Holy crap! You won't believe what happens in that ending. Well, you will once you've read it. So, go read it.
You can pick up a copy of Blackout at your local bookstore tomorrow or pre-order it from Amazon here.