Friday, 13 May 2016

Review: The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish

The Voodoo Killings - A Kincaid Strange Novel
By Kristi Charish
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Release Date: May 10th, 2016
Purchase: [Chapters/Indigo] [Amazon]
For the first time since we launched Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, Random House Canada is thrilled to announce the debut of a new urban fantasy series. Kristi Charish's The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner...

For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.

Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.

And then she becomes the target...As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle

There's nothing I love more than a good (and I mean deliciously good) urban fantasy title! It's been a while since I've devoured the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, and followed along with Sookie and friends in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, so I was hankering (for a very long time) for a brand new heroine that could kick butt with the best of them. Kincaid from Kristi Charish's The Voodoo Killings is just that gal!

"Is this Kincaid Strange, practitioner? I was told you handle zombies."

Following in the footsteps of Bitten (Kelley Armstrong) and Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris), The Voodoo Killings introduces readers to a pretty kick-butt (and oddly enough relatable) 27 year old heroine. In the first installment in the Kincaid Strange series, Kincaid (practitioner) finds herself pulled into quite a situation. She's contacted by a stray zombie who has no recollection of his death or of whom raised him, and soon after realises that said zombie is tied to a string of murders targeting zombies and voodoo practitioners.

Compelling, adventurous, and full of suspense, The Voodoo Killings was an absolute marvel. As I mentioned earlier, Kincaid was a seriously kick-butt heroine. She was relatable, knew how to keep herself together, and was very on-point with her planning. She knew how to compose herself and forewent any unnecessary drama. She was brilliant! I see this series as being an absolute must for readers who enjoy fierce female leads in paranormal and supernatural settings. It's got everything UF readers enjoy and has an extra hint of bad ass. I absolutely cannot wait to read more about Kincaid!

5 / 5 Cupcakes

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  1. Bookish Willow13 May 2016 at 10:24

    Excellent review!!

  2. This sounds so good!

  3. Katherine Pinacho13 May 2016 at 10:42

    I enjoyed the Sookie books and the Bitten books when they first came out. And I agree that we haven't had a series like them in a long time. I'll be checking this one out.

  4. Nice! I love zombies and fierce female leads!

  5. Awesome review I absolutely love urban fantasy books especially if it has kick-ass heroines. This one really looks and sounds utterly amazing and right up my alley! I have a really good feeling that I am going too love and enjoy this book. Thank you for your great post.