Daniel Jose Older
January 3rd, 2016
Carlos and Sasha have finally sorted themselves out. Their twins are safe from the evil roach cultists, and Carlos seems to have forgiven Sasha for killing him. Well, back then they were both very different people, so he can hardly blame her.
Now the Council needs taking care of. They’ve been up to no good, and they recruited Caitlin Fern–the sister of the head of the evil roach cult. The Council has got to go.
Battle Hill Bolero is the third in Older’s Bone Street Rumba series. It became obvious in the previous book, title, that the Council of the Dead weren’t the good guys anymore. They allied themselves with the woman who did all the planning for the Blattodeon takeover–Caitlin Fern. The Blattodeons are basically supernatural beings made out of a colony of flesh colored roaches. They infest corpses to pass as human, and although they’re disturbing to be around, they do pass.
Now Carlos, Sasha, and their group of friends need to stage a coup to take down the council.
Older’s New York is a vibrant city filled with ghosts, the half-dead, and strange supernatural beings. His rich and interesting characters are easy to care about and invest time in getting to know. This is a great series, and I’m enjoying the hell out of it.
Keep your eyes peeled at the end of the book for an interesting little cameo, too.
You don’t want to miss out on the backstory here, so if you’ve not read any of the others, start at the beginning with Half Resurrection Blues and Midnight Taxi Tango.
JL Jamieson is a strange book nerd who writes technical documents by day, and book news, reviews, and other assorted opinions for you by night. She is working on her own fiction, and spends time making jewelry to sell at local conventions, as well as stalking the social media accounts of all your favorite writers.