Kit Rocha had me at Mercenary Librarians, for reals. Plus, they’re freaking Kit Rocha, you put on your big girl panties and settle in ‘cuz they are going to take you on a crazy ride. And oh-my-god, did they ever with Deal with the Devil. I may have screamed a bit when I saw I was approved for this Fantasy novel from Netgalley.
Set in a post-apocalyptic world with genetically engineered bad-assery, clones, yummy super soldiers and a whole slew of awesome, this was a fun book. The world building is, as always stellar and intriguing. Sucking you right in to the atmosphere of this broken dystopian world.
Deal with the Devil is exactly that, a deal between two people that the other knows they shouldn’t trust and wam bam, thank you m’am, we are off to the awesome. . .from the moment Nina comes roaring to life on the page, I found her interesting. Who she is, her beliefs, her secrets, her abilities. It was a new twist to see where Nina comes from and why she is the way she is. Her inner circle, is awesome, I loved her tribe of two.
Then you’ve got Knox, who has massive secrets of his own. You know from the get-go that he is lying to Nina, hence the title, and yet. I loved Knox, I loved the conflict within him, I loved his team of men, I loved the rebellion of these men. And I loved him with Nina.
These two were fun to watch crash into each other, I enjoyed every second of it.
If you’re looking for a well thought out, amazingly written, interestingly crafted out fantasy/dystopian/sci-fi/post-apocalyptic novel with just enough romance to whet the appetite – then grab this gem.
Did I love Deal with the Devil as much as the Beyond series, no. But I have a hardcore love for that one. Did I enjoy this with every beat of my bookish heart and can’t wait for more? Yes, hell yes. I can’t wait for book two and three. . .hopefully more!
Four Apocalyptic Stars
Thank you NetGalley for this Advanced Reader’s Copy!
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Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers in the vein of Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series by USA Today and New York Times bestselling author duo Kit Rocha
The United States went belly up 45 years ago when our power grid was wiped out. Too few live in well-protected isolation while the rest of us scrape by on the margins. The only thing that matters is survival. By any means. At any cost.
Nina is an information broker with a mission: to bring hope to the darkest corners of Atlanta. She and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to help those in need. But altruism doesn’t pay the bills—raiding vaults and collecting sensitive data is where the real money is.
Knox is a bitter, battle-weary supersoldier who leads the Silver Devils, an elite strike squad that chose to go AWOL rather than slaughter innocents. Before the Devils leave town for good, they need a biochem hacker to stabilize the experimental implants that grant their superhuman abilities.
The problem? Their hacker’s been kidnapped. And the ransom for her return is Nina. Knox has the perfect bait for a perfect trap: a lost Library of Congress server. The data could set Nina and her team up for years…
If they live that long.
Release Date, July 28th 2020