In the long-awaited sequel to Badass Zombie Road Trip, Tonia Brown brings back some of my favourite characters: Jonah, Dale, Candy, and Satan for another adventure. In this instalment, Dale is in hospital dying from injuries sustained in a car accident and as Jonah keeps watch by his bedside, Satan shows up with a seemingly simple proposition. He will heal Dale as long as he can use Dale's body for two weeks. The devil needs a vacation and must occupy a body while he lives in up in Las Vegas.
Dale and Jonah sign yet another contract with the Devil, and Satan moves into Dale's body. As you might expect, there's more to the Devil's plans than meet the eye, and Dale and Jonah soon find themselves in a fight for their lives as Satan's minions try to kill their evil overlord and plot a takeover of Hell.
I was a huge fan of Badass Zombie Road Trip, and when I found out Tonia was working on the second book, I was a little giddy with excitement. These books are fast-paced, wildly entertaining and some parts are laugh-out-loud funny. She's taken care to develop likable characters (Yes, even in Lucifer) and completely outrageous situations.
It is not entirely necessary for you to read Badass Zombie Road Trip before diving into Friend of the Devil, but I highly recommend doing so. This book has a lot of references to the first, and you won't get some of the inside jokes without prior knowledge of the characters and situations in the first book. Friend of the Devil is not a horror novel per se, although there are a couple of cringe-worthy moments, (like someone having their toes cut off) but it is a hell of a lot of fun. I highly recommend this book to those looking to take a break from the usual creepy carnage horror has to offer.
Friend of the Devil comes out on March 28 and you pre-order here.
This is a book of extreme horror. Please do not purchase if you are easily shocked or offended.
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