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REVIEW: Dead Streets by Tim Waggoner

The return of Matt Richter. Private Eye. Zombie.


You've got to keep your head to survive in the teeming undead city known as Nekropolis. It's a pity crazed genius Victor Baron couldn't manage that. Now everyone wants a piece of him.

Zombie detective Matt Richter and his glamorous she-vampire companion Devona are back on the case, with another wild and wonderful investigation.

Book: Dead Streets by Tim Waggoner
Release Date: March 4, 2011
Format: Mass market paperback
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror
Series: Matt Richter, #2
Obtained: From the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket3/4 (3.75 Zombies)

I loved the first book in this series so much, and I really wanted to love Dead Streets, too, but there was just something missing that the first book nailed. It wasn't that I didn't like the book, it just didn't have that spark that was so present in Nekropolis.

I think that a lot of what put me off of Dead Streets was the romantic aspects. I expected some romantic tension and a lot of horror and dark humor, but what I got was a whole lot of mushy romance that didn't quite feel like it belonged in this type of book. I really don't like Devona, the love interest, so her huge amount of involvement was an equally huge detractor from my enjoyment of the book.

The setting of Nekropolis was just as ghoulishly fun as always, which was a much needed contrast to the our favorite zombie's booooring love life, and that was mostly what earned the book the almost four zombie rating, along with Matt who I love love love.

At times, Dead Streets seemed to drag, but every once in a while it would pick up and let me know that it was definitely the sequel to the fast-paced, morbidly hilarious Nekropolis, and that is why I still have hope for the third book in the series. That, and Matt Richter is just one hella sexy zombie man.