Title: Beasts of Babylon
Author: E.A Copen
Publish Date: August 1, 2017
Part of a Series: Yes, the first in a series
Received a Copy From: ARC
Buy Links: Amazon ♥
Gunslinger Anastasia Thorne won’t stay dead.
Ten years ago, monsters murdered Anastasia and her children. Now, she’s back to hunt down the monsters responsible. She knows their names, their faces, and even where they’re hiding.
There’s just one problem. No one in town believes her.
When the sheriff refuses to help, Anastasia strikes a deal with the notorious outlaw, Jesse Gallagher instead. The pair ride into the mountains in search of vengeance, but the hunters quickly become the hunted. With the sheriff hot on their trail, ghouls on their heels, and werewolves and skin stealing monsters in the mountains, Jesse and Anastasia quickly find out they’re outgunned and in for a long night.
It’s going to take more than silver bullets to put these monsters down.
I received this book as an ARC from a small Facebook community of Urban Fantasy authors. I’ll admit I had mixed emotions when starting this one. I was intrigued, worried, and not entirely sure how it was all going to work. BUT… IT DOES!
Anastasia Thorne is just the right mix of sassy and badass. She doesn’t make excuses or accept them. Raised from the dead she has secrets that not even she is aware of. There are everyday ghouls that terrorize the town of Babylon. And then there are the legends. The monsters that are the stuff of myths and old Indian stories.
Jesse is the outlaw. Christian is the sheriff. There is a small hint of a love triangle, it doesn’t distract from the main story plot however.
I will say, I was impressed with the research. There is a part on the book where Anastasia builds a discreet fire by digging a tunnel. It’s a classic survivor fire that keeps not only the light from a fire, but the smoke from the fire at a minimum. I loved that Copen added this into the novel.
The Chapters are broken down into sub-chapters, which was slightly weird for me. Overall, it was still a great story. I recommend this novel to anyone who is a fan of the TV Show Wynonna Earp. It’s a little reminiscent of that.
Are you going to check out Beasts of Babylon? Come back and let me know what you think!