Author: eden Hudson
Synopsis:The holy champion chosen to save the world is enslaved to a sadistic fallen angel and losing the battle for his sanity.
The guy chosen to save the holy champion is his binge-drinking redneck brother.
So, basically, the world is screwed.
Meet the Whitney boys:
Colt—a mentally unstable holy soldier with a rapidly deteriorating hold on reality. His last plan to rid the world of evil either failed horribly or went off without a hitch. With the constant torture and brainwashing, it’s getting hard for him to remember.
Tough—a smart-mouthed honky tonk hero addicted to music, women, and good times. He hasn’t spoken to Colt in five years—not since their disagreement over a nymphomaniac vampire turned into a drunken slugfest—but they’re still brothers. Tough knows he can’t leave Colt fighting for his life and his sanity alone. The question is whether Tough can fight off his personal demons long enough to save Colt from the literal ones.
Side Note: I read the Kindle version (How to Kill Yourself in a Small Town), but plan on buying the hardback (Halo Bound) as soon as my paycheck hits my pockets.
a.) Characters: 5/5 score. If I could describe these characters any better, I would, but the synopsis does a damn good job. I was absolutely blown away by every character that was in this book. There was minimal explaining, no info dumping. They just WERE. And it was amazing. You get a peek inside a couple of different character’s heads, and I found Tough to be one of my favorite. But if I am to be honest, it’s hard to pick a favorite with such a wonderfully written characters.
b.) Plot: 4/5 score. When I first started reading, I thought I may have jumped in the middle of the series. This concerned me. I almost planned on putting it back and picking something else to read. Once it was confirmed that I was indeed reading the first book (I sent the author a DM on Twitter), I tore through it. It was fresh, and dark, and twisted, and it was believable. I believed this world she weaved, how it ended up where it began, and where she left it off.
c.) Writing style: 5/5 score. I have to say, I found nothing about her writing style that upset me. Normally there is always something that catches my attention or something I pick up that will irritate me. Call it my inner editor or critic or demon, but sometimes the simplest things will have me turning my nose up. I am pleased to say, I simply melted into this story and didn’t surface until I realized HOLY SHIT IT’S A SERIES THERE IS A SECOND ONE OMG WHEN I NEED IT NOW!
Rating: 14/15 total