Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dante's Journey by JC Marino-Mini Review

Paperback: 368 Pages

Published: February 22nd 2010

Publisher: Star Publish

Source: Review Copy

Buy the Book: Amazon

My Rating

A flash of light and Detective Joe Dante steps through. No longer on the cobblestone streets of 1961 Boston, Joe finds himself in a horrifying new world-Hell itself.
Joe was in hot pursuit of his family's killer, drug lord Filippo Argenti, when both were killed, and isn't about to let a little thing like death slow him down.

So, with a healthy dose of New England stubbornness and the help of a mysterious guide, Virgil DiMini, Joe must evade angry demons, and search ever-lower through the rings of the original Dante's Inferno in hopes of finding justice for his wife and children.

However, Joe will soon discover that behind every sin lies a secret and each secret revealed could land Joe in an eternity of hot water... VERY hot.

"In every journey comes a moment... one like no other. And in that moment, you must decide between who you are... and who you want to be."

Dante's Journey is a retelling of The Divine Comedy. It doesn't take long to get sucked into this book and be completely enthralled by the story. Dante's Journey is a visually haunting page-turner! Although the setting and the journey through hell is quite scary-it's easy to understand Joe's motive. He will go to any lengths to get justice for his family.

I have never read the original story(Divine Comedy) so I can't compare, but this book definitely peeked my interest for it. Like I said earlier, the book is very visual, the author does a great job of describing the horrors surrounding Joe. It is almost like a graphic novel coming to life in your head. A lot of times in books it is either the storyline or the characters that keep you reading, but Dante's Journey was such a perfect balance of both. The characters and the storyline were both equally fascinating. The authors writing style was very smooth and flowed well throughout the book.

Packed with action, suspense and heart. Dante's Journey is a journey that you shouldn't miss.

What I loved: The smooth writing and the balance between the characters and the storyline.

What I disliked:...Can't think of anything :)
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