Sunday, December 16, 2012

Review: The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse

The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse
The Last Donut Shop of the Apocalypse by Nina Post

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy (Comedic)
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of urban fantasy, fans of the series

Disclosure: I received an e-galley version of this book from Curiosity Quills via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: After narrowly preventing the last apocalypse, Kelly Driscoll finds herself with an unlikely day job. She’s the interim manager of Amenity Tower, one of the few buildings still left standing in the rubble of Pothole City. But after answering a mysterious phone call, she signs up for a new mission that’s a perfect match for her skills: locating the missing president of the famed Cluck Snack brand.

As Kelly quickly learns, the missing executive is only the beginning of Pothole City’s problems. The city’s leading donut shops — run by two very different Gorgon monster siblings — are engaged in a bitter territorial dispute. Plus, the residents of Kelly’s building have hatched a new plot to kill the beloved single-purpose angels and set the stage for another apocalypse.

Teaming up again with her allies from the first book — including Af the Angel of Destruction, Stringfellow the ferret, and Tubiel and the other single-purpose angels — Kelly is up for the challenge. But can she rescue the missing president and restore peace between the donut shops before Pothole City is destroyed yet again?

My Thoughts: Nina Post is an absolute riot. You may recall I read the first book in this series, Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse in September (link here where formatting allowed), as well as her other book, One Ghost per Serving in August (link here where formatting allowed) and quite enjoyed them, so I was very eager to read this latest from her talented pen.

This book was a bit mellower than the previous book, and actually followed a fairly straightforward plot. There were a few new Cluck Snack names (for a long listing of some of them, check out my review of Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse, but I didn’t notice any titanium sporks! Guess they were all used up? But Kelly’s inner methods of dealing with unwanted thoughts continued to be a source of amusement. We also learn more about the mysterious SSI, in whose building Kelly squats.

If it were allowed, I’d probably give this one a three and a half stars—I liked it, but not quite as much as the first one, despite using the same rating. Still, an enjoyable book and a great way to spend a few hours if you like urban fantasy.

Before I go, I’d like to mention that Nina Post has a couple of new books coming out this next year that I’m really excited about—one of which is her sequel to One Ghost per Serving. I will definitely be requesting these from Curiosity Quills so I can read them as soon as possible.

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