Monday, September 1, 2014

Hotter Than Helltown by S.M. Reine [Review]

Hotter Than Helltown by S.M. Reine
Hotter Than Helltown (Preternatural Affairs #3) by S.M. Reine
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: June 23, 2014

Preternatural Affairs
1. Witch Hunt
2. Silver Bullet
3. Hotter Than Helltown - Paperback | Kindle

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Synopsis (Goodreads):
A killer is mutilating bodies in Los Angeles. Agent Cèsar Hawke is on the case, but the murderer is ahead of him--way ahead of him.

Wiping the memories of the dead so that the team's necrocognitive can't talk to them? Done. Preventing magical reconstruction of the crime scenes? Oh yeah. And the murders keep getting more brutal while Cèsar struggles to catch up.

The best way to heat up a cold case is to go to Helltown, where Los Angeles's most powerful evil hides out, but even those demons are afraid of the murderer. Their fear adds one more question to the growing pile of unknowns:

What kind of bad guy is too hot for Helltown?
Thoughts on Hotter Than Helltown: Good gravy, I adore the world S.M. Reine has created with this series. I love the way everything is interconnected and that the bad guys aren't always black and white. And that BIG THINGS happen that tie into the Descent and Ascension series. *swoon*

Cèsar. Oh, Cèsar. He might not be the best witch in the world, but he has buckets of luck on his side and he seems to know all the right people. Or the wrong people. You know, depending on what side of Helltown he's standing in.

As it turns out, Cèsar isn't quite as bad at that witchy thing as he thinks. He just does things a little more unconventionally than his fellow witches. That includes tromping into Helltown and trusting a woman who can get answers from the dead. Or maybe I mean lusting over. Heh. I like when Cèsar loses his higher brain functions around Isobel.

Bottom line: This here is one badass series that just keeps getting better. S.M. Reine never fails to entertain and I sort of love seeing the other side of OPA.


  1. Another series I never heard about, thanks for introducing me to it :)

    1. All S.M. Reine's series have this awesome interconnectedness. I HIGHLY recommend them. #BecauseWerewolves #AndDemons