February 01, 2012

Review: The Bride Wore Black Leather by Simon R. Green

The Bride Wore Black Leather
By Simon R. Green
Published January 3rd 2012
By Penguin Group (USA)
Nightside Book #12

In the secret heart of London, under the cover of endless darkness, the Nightside caters to anyone with any unusual itch that needs to be scratched. But enter at your own risk. The party animals who live here may be as inhuman as their appetites...

My name is John Taylor. The Nightside is my home. I didn't plan it that way. In fact, I once tried to get away. But I came back. And now it seems I'm settling down, with a full-time job (in addition to my work as a very private eye) as Walker-the new Voice of the Authorities in the Nightside-and a wedding in the offing.

I'm marrying the love of my life, Suzie Shooter, the Nightside's most fearsome bounty-hunter. But nothing comes easy here. Not life. Not death. And for certain, not happily-ever-after. Before I can say "I do," I have one more case to solve as a private eye-and my first assignment as Walker.

Both jobs would be a lot easier to accomplish if I weren't on the run, from friends and enemies alike. And if my bride-to-be weren't out to collect the bounty on my head...

I want to start off by saying I had no idea when I started reading this book that is was number 12 in an existing series. When I started reading it there were really great aspects of this story but at times I really was so confused by certain things and wanted to give up reading it. With that being said I do have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was like nothing I had read before and it kept me coming back to it time and time again. There were some really original ideas and characters in this book and I liked how it was told from the male point of view for a change.

John Taylor is a private eye who has recently been appointed the new Walker of the Nightside. This book starts off with John Taylor settling his affairs before his upcoming wedding to Suzie Shooter a.k.a. Shotgun Suzie (who is a feared bounty hunter in the Nightside). John wants to end his private eye career with one last great case. In finding this one case John sets in motion a chain of events that send him on a man hunt, as well as, on the run for his very life.

Simon gave very descriptive details. I often found myself trying to visualize the world of the Nightside in my minds eye. Not only did this story have great characters it had really great sidekicks and gadgets. I would so love to own John Taylor's trench coat....lol. I so wish I had the first 11 books on hand so I could dive right into them this very minute. There was never a dull moment to this book. On a scale from 1-10 I give The Bride Wore Black Leather an 8. I wanted to give it a 10 but because this was book 12 and I was a little confused I feel I can't give it the rating I think it deserves if I had read the whole series. If you love alternate realities, immortal beings, crime solving, or a good old fashion chase then The Bride Wore Black Leather is the book for you. If you are a fan of The Nightside Series I urge you to run don't walk to the bookstore and pick yourself up a copy of this book. If you haven't read this series and don't mind a little confusion then you also need to pick up this book. Pick up a copy and start rooting for John Taylor to start kicking some butt.

Raquel a.k.a. Skyla
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1 comment:

  1. I totally LOVE this series! Thanks for the great review!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


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