Sunday 19 August 2018

The Devil’s Standoff ♥ Blog Tour! ♥ Review ♥ Giveaway

The Devil’s Standoff
V. S. McGrath
(The Devil’s Revolver #2)
Publication date: April 2nd 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Welcome to the birthplace of the Devil’s Revolver, where untold danger lurks for Hettie Alabama and her companions…
The second book in the epic, magic-clad Devil’s Revolver series follows Hettie and her sister south of the Wall into Mexico, where they must unmake Hettie’s infernal mage gun while confronting a magic- and land-hungry army and a monster from hell drawn to the powers of the weapon. Hettie wants nothing more than to break her bond to the cursed Devil’s Revolver and find a way to keep her sister safe — but Abby’s indigo powers are growing stronger, and in the gated, walled village where they take refuge, nothing is exactly as it seems. Pursued by the Pinkertons, left without allies or guardians, Hettie has to rely on her own grit and determination to do the right thing, no matter the cost.
This second installment of V. S. McGrath’s sweeping and high-stakes saga draws its truly unforgettable gunslinger heroine to her limits and ends with a satisfying bang.

The Devil's standoff is the sequel to the Devils revolver. It's a continuous story and I'd recommend reading book one first.

Hettie manages to get her sister back after she was kidnapped (book one), but a price was paid for her life. Now, Hettie, her sister and "uncle" are trying to reach safety. They have enlisted the help of a bounty hunter who may hold the answers to their problems. Both Hettie and her sister, Abby have been cursed, but in different ways. Hettie is hoping to track someone down who may be able to help her with her Devils revolver. They are travelling to Mexico to the birthplace of her curse. This book is full of twists and turns. Magic is a big part of the story but the western feel is also still there. Hettie is a tough chick and is trying to protect her sister. The new location brings new problems but also friends that may be able to help as Hettie's journey continues.

I enjoyed this book more than the first one. I think this is because I was more in tune with the story. The story is so unique and to build the world of not only the cowboy western but also magic. There is so much that could be said about this series but it's hard to explain. At times the book is mundane with cowboy activities and village life, but in the next instalment, there's voodoo. Some characters have magical powers and some want a normal life. I haven't read anything like it and I really enjoyed this instalment. 4.5 stars out of 5.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Author Bio:
Vicki So, writing as V. S. McGrath, is a published romance author (as Vicki Essex) and has six books with Harlequin Superromance: Her Son’s Hero (July 2011); Back to the Good Fortune Diner (January 2013), which was picked for the Smart Bitches Trashy Books Sizzling Book Club; In Her Corner (March 2014); A Recipe for Reunion (March 2015); Red Carpet Arrangement (January 2016); and Matinees with Miriam (November 2016). She lives in Toronto, Canada.


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