Monday 6 December 2010


Roadkill by Rob Thurman
Book 5 of the Cal Leandros series

Genre: urban fantasy

About Roadkill:
Niko could have died because of her. I don’t forget things like that…not ever. I wanted a little payback for those she’d cheated in the past. For those she’d cheat in the future. For what she’d allowed to happen to my brother.

For good old fashion revenge.

Once, while half-human Cal Leandros and his brother Niko were working on a case, an ancient gypsy queen gave them a good old-fashioned backstabbing. They barely made it out alive. Now, as their P.I. business teeters on insolvency, guess who shows up with a job?

The gypsy crone wants them to find a stolen coffin. Cal would rather help her into one, but this coffin contains an evil known as the Plague of the World–and it makes the Black Death seem like a fond memory.

But the thief has already left town, so the Leandros brothers are going on the road.

And if they’re very, very lucky, there might even be a return trip…
Source: Info in the About Roadkill was taken from the author's website at on 14/09/2010.

My Thoughts:
What can I say about this book that I haven't said already in previous books?
This book has gotten sad. It broke my heart at the end... I don't think I would be reading any more of this series for a while... The story telling quality is the same. Compelling. The characters and world building is also the same masterful quality, if not better, having grown on me already... However the story has gotten slightly predictable, or maybe I've been reading too many Cal and Niko books at this point. Yet despite that slight predictability factor, Thurman still delivers a satisfying ending like all her other Cal Leandros books. And it seems that the next book would be even more exciting, if possibly sadder, I don't know... I also like the way Thurman not just thrust at the readers the pointers of the happenings towards the next book at the ending, but craftily weaved it throughout this book. But big things seems to be happening. Hopefully, by the time the next book gets released, my broken heart has recovered enough already for me to read a Cal Leandros book again... :(

Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 5
Story itself = 3.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 5
Cover art = 4

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

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  1. You loved it but it made you sad? Ahhhhhh Bittersweet ;)

  2. So it was here it got sad :( I do not like sad, it makes me, well sad and depressed

  3. awesome review! this was a tough book, and Blackout sounds scary! LOL


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