Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review - Eyes Deep by Tim Marquitz @Marquitz (Clandestine Daze #1)

Eyes Deep
Clandestine Daze #1
by Tim Marquitz

Goodreads blurb:  No one trusts a doppelganger, and for good reason. Behind every stolen identity lies murder.

For Theodor Crane, his latest crime comes with a new family, a new job, a new set of troubles, yet there’s no escaping his past lives.

On the precipice of war between humans and supernaturals, Theo is thrust in the middle, charged with maintaining the balance while keeping his true identity a secret. Conspiracies and old hatreds lurk just below the surface, creeping to a head as the veil between the two worlds slowly crumbles. Failure means reigniting an age old conflict. Success means living a lie for the rest of his days. Either way, Theo loses.

About the Author:  Tim Marquitz is the author of the Demon Squad series, the Blood War Trilogy, co-author of the Dead West series, as well as several standalone books, and numerous anthology appearances including Triumph Over Tragedy, Corrupts Absolutely?, Demonic Dolls, Neverland's Library, Blackguards, and the forthcoming That Voodoo Hoodoo, That You Do.

The Editor in Chief of Ragnarok Publications, Tim most recently compiled and edited the Angelic Knight Press anthologies, Fading Light: An Anthology of the Monstrous and Manifesto: UF, as well as Ragnarok Publications' Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters.

"Horror becomes art when it flows from the pen of Tim Marquitz." ~ Bobby D. Whitney - BookWenches

"Witty, sarcastic and hilarious." Michelle - Publishers Weekly

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My Thoughts - 3 out of 5 Unicorns - I liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review

The cover sort of reminds you of old world mob.  Of course, that really has nothing to do with the story just the vibe it gives me :)

This is a novella and the first & only book in this series at the moment.  This is not the type of book I usually read.  In this book there are no clear lines of good and evil, only bad and less bad, and even then I’m not sure if the ones I think are less bad are really the really bad as this was a novella.  I only have a small reference of this world to go on.  It is well written, and you can definitely imagine the story as you go which was a very different picture in my head from my usual stories.

I really torn with this book because I know I liked it, but it was like driving by an accident, and you can’t take your eyes off it.  While I don’t think this is considered a horror, it does have a lot of seamy underbelly feeling to its characters.  The main character is a shifter or sorts, but it happens sort of grossly.  I won’t say more than that because you have to read to see :)  Jace is another character who is fierce, but emotionless and she is definitely a shifter.

I think this book definitely appeals more to fans of books who do not want good guys or happily ever afters.  I definitely think I’m going to check out more of Tim’s work in the future (though not the ones deemed full fledged horror) to see if this is something I might like on occasion for a vacation from YA or paranormal romance :)

Interested in reading???

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