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Mini-Review: The Black Parade (The Black Parade #1) by Kyoko M. @misskyokom

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Hello, fellow romance fans. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The Black Parade by Kyoko M. The first book in her urban fantasy series, The Black Parade.

What’s The Black Parade about?

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Mini-Review: The Black Parade (The Black Parade #1) by Kyoko M. @misskyokomMy Rating:
Title: The Black Parade Series: The Black Parade #1
Published by Self-Published on 21 July, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback
No. of Pages: 321

Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.

Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.

As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest until she’s his slave.

Can she rescue Michael and save her own soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the eternal black parade?


Source: Bought
Purchase Links: Books2Read Universal Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Book Depository*

I downloaded The Black Parade because it was free on Amazon but didn’t get around to reading it until 2016. I recently realised that my blog was missing many of my old mini-reviews. I’m slowly rectifying that oversight now. 😉

What did I like about it?

Wow! I loved this book!

There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this book; I found the writing style intelligent while being easy to read; the characters were well thought out with complexities so recognisable they all felt real to me (something I look for and is often lacking with paranormal characters); the world-building was clever and well described; the plot was engaging, moved at a wonderful pace and had a great balance of action, tension, humour, mystery and a nice touch of romance.

I have found a new to me author – which always makes me happy – and I will be buying the next book in this series ” She Who Fights Monsters”

Has my review of THE BLACK PARADE (THE BLACK PARADE #1) encouraged you to find out more? Click on any of my links to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about this series and its author.

The Black Parade

This urban fantasy series is about Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.

Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.

Books in the Series

  • The Black Parade (The Black Parade #1) (2013)
  • The Deadly Seven (The Black Parade #1.5) (2014)
  • She Who Fights Monsters (The Black Parade #2) (2014)
  • Back To Black (The Black Parade #2.5) (2017)
  • The Holy Dark (The Black Parade #3) (2015)

Buy the series in print or ebook.

Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US ¦ The Book Depository

About Kyoko M

Author - Kyoko M

Kyoko M is a USA Today bestselling author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. She has written the Amazon bestselling Black Parade urban fantasy series as well as the Of Cinder and Bone science-fiction dragon hunting series. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm Georgia night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to read my mini-review. Have you read any of Kyoko’s books? Am I late to the parade (again!)? Drop me a comment below.

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After re-reading my thoughts about this book, I feel confident that Kyoko M. will soon be added to my favourite authors’ page. Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing authors I’ve listed before you go.

Bye for now,

Flora x

About Author

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

(1) Comment

  1. It is still free and your review had me grabbing it. Looking forward to reading it & hopefully the series

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