Monday, February 4, 2013

REVIEW: Infernal Eighteen by Don A Martinez

Title: Infernal Eighteen
Series: Phantom Squadron #4
Author: Don A Martinez
Published Date: expected Feb 15th, 2013
Publisher: Desert Coyote Productions
Format: ebook
Pages: 232
ISBN: 0985937904 
Copy provided by: author
Genre: dystopian fantasy
Add to: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsisAlanna Sharpe is going to Hell …
In hiding for half a year after discovering her father Cole Sharpe has become General Tyrelius Scolar, her feared enemy, she is brought back into the fold of the insurgency against the New Empire of America by Gabe Francis … a man she distrusts because of his habit of holding back vital information.
Her friends still support her in her mission to reunite her family, but that mission takes an unexpected turn when the insurgents capture Scolar. Gabe reveals to Alanna that Scolar is indeed Cole, but is also simply a body lacking its original soul, that of her father. 
In a quiet moment, alone with the comatose body, Alanna catches snippets of a message.
“Find me …”
The search for her father’s soul will cross over many planes of existence, from the world of the living to the mystical realm of Avalon, ultimately leading into the Inferno of Hell. Led through the many circles of damnation by a former family enemy-turned-guide, Alanna must now endure all of Hell’s torments and follow her father’s path if she ever wants to be reunited with him.
To have any chance of reuniting her family, Alanna must bring her father back from damnation’s grasp.

My Review: I would like to thank the author for providing this book to me for purposes of an honest review.
I've really enjoyed this series so far. At first, I'll admit, I didn't hold out much hope for the series. As it progressed however, it got better and better. Now, I love Alanna, and really feel for her. The things she has to go through as a sixteen year old, sometimes you forget that she's only 16.
The author's writing style is good, he tends to show, not tell and I love that. I can see the story as it progresses in my mind. He really makes you feel for the characters and put yourself in their place.
The only thing I would really change about this entire series is the cover art for the books. It's awful, just awful. But, again, that's my opinion. However, I am an admitted cover-lover, and I do judge a book by its cover. If I had seen this book, or the rest of the series, with its cover work now in a store, I wouldn't look twice at it.


  1. Hahaha! I can understand your dislike for that cover art. ;) I judge a book by it's cover too, and I would never have given this one a second glance had I come across it in a book store.
    I'm glad the series is getting better and better for you and Alanna is such a pretty name! :D Fab review!

    Sarika @ The REaddicts

    1. Hi Sarika, thanks for stopping by! Enter into the giveaway! It really is a great book!