Wednesday 9 July 2014

Review ~ Snake Typhoon! by Billie Jones.

Title: Snake Typhoon!
Author: Billie Jones.
Publisher: Carina.
Release Date: January 24, 2014.
Source: Copy provided by the author.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Purchase: Amazon UK

Move over Lara Croft, there’s a new action hero in town!

When unseasonable weather hits the sunshine city of Brisbane, a freak typhoon terrorizes the citizens. It’s not just any typhoon though, it’s a snake typhoon! And the deadliest snakes in Australia, with venomous fangs are flying straight for Kez.

Kez is the new girl in the office and she’s desperately fighting to prove herself, but what’s a girl to do when faced with a typhoon of snakes coming straight for her helicopter?

These flying diabolical snakes will stop at nothing to kill their victims and Kez only has one option: Figure out how to stop a snake typhoon and save the world... or die trying!

There aren’t enough good books based on kick-ass heroines. The action novels I’ve read are generally all surrounding a male main character which was why it made a great change to see a leading female in this book. Snake Typhoon is a fun, fast-paced and extremely entertaining story.

I loved Kez’s character! She was strong and feisty and not one to give up easily. Faced with the Snake Typhoon right whilst she’s being seen as a lackey of a new girl, it would have been easy for her to shy away and mess everything up but this book would have been nowhere near as amusing if she hadn’t tackled them head on. Her attitude and humour was brilliant to read – this book is not to be taken seriously but instead appreciated for its action-packed, comedic values.

The dialogue in this book is sharp and witty and seriously enjoyable. I was genuinely laughing along to so much of the writing and the one-liners were ridiculously funny. The side characters were weird and wonderful too – I loved Shadow Guy especially but everyone else we encounter is kind of mad too.

Snake Typhoon is really quick and a book to be read in one sitting yet the author still manages to deliver a few twists and an awesome ending. I had no idea where the book was going to be taken towards the end but I thought it was the perfect way to finish this piece of entertainment – surprised and left wanting more!

Review also posted on Goodreads | Amazon UK

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