I have enjoyed Nina Post’s novels, and the re-release of this novel is well warranted. Usually her novels are surreal, silly and always (always) funny. I am happy to report that The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is no exception.
What I like even more is that is the beginning of a series (Kelly Driscoll #1). Now for a little about the book:
Kelly Driscoll tracks down monsters for a living, but the job isn’t what it used to be.
Vampire hunters are the new big thing, but Kelly doesn’t swing that way. When a reclusive client hires her to locate a rival angel, Kelly’s search takes her to a downtown highrise that has become home to hundreds of fallen angels and dimension-hopping monsters.
As the fallen angels take over the condo board, argue over who’s handling pizza delivery, and begin planning for a little shindig otherwise known as the apocalypse, Kelly must team up with an unlikely group of allies to find her target and keep the fallen angels at bay. In the process, she befriends a reluctant Angel of Destruction, gets tips from a persistent ferret, uncovers the mysteries behind Pothole City’s hottest snack food empire, and tries to prevent the end of the world.
The Last Condo Board of the Apocalypse is a light-hearted urban fantasy novel, combining angels, monsters and other supernatural elements with realistic characters and a comedic tone.
The setting of Pothole City is one that I’m sure Ms Post will get a lot of mileage from, as it’s the perfect place for her kind of trouble. This is a funny and unique take on the vampire hunters trope.
4 out of 5 for me.