This is a review for a book that I supported through Kickstarter! Its called Storykiller written by Kelly Thompson, an accomplished writer, author and publisher. Kelly’s previously released book, also a Kickstarter success, is called The Girl Who Would Be King.
Storykiller is an YA, urban fantasy, action adventure about Tessa Battle, the young heroine, who learns that Fiction characters and monsters are real, and its her destiny to fight them.
There is a place called Story, a world where all of the fairytales and monster stories live. Some of those characters (Fictions) make their way into the Mortal World and its up to the Storykiller to send them back. However, the Stories and the characters are expecting the next Scion to be male. They are caught off guard when the mantel has been passed on to Tessa who hasn’t a clue. However, she quickly begins on the job training when Fictions begin tracking her to end her story (pun intended).
There is an interesting detail that Ms. Thompson has planted about the implications of what happens to those Fictional characters once removed from our world. I won’t spoil it but I found it to be good world building element for her novel.
The characters are memorable with colorful personalities from Tessa Battle to her sidekicks, Micah and Brand who are thrown into the drama that swirls around Tessa’s destiny. There is also Snow, Robin and a host of others.
I thought this was a good read! It had a fast pace, enough details and breadcrumbs to keep me hungry for more. There must be a sequal to Storykiller! The tagline is awesome, Fight Your Fiction! There’s much to build off from that alone. In addition, Storykiller features some amazing artwork by established artists!
If you like Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Once Upon A Time/Grimm, etc. with touches of first love romances, you should make this apart of your collection.
Ms. Thompson has done a great job! I’m getting my funds together for the next book now. Don’t keep us waiting. 🙂