The Art of Dying by Kyle McKeon | Book Review
Updated: Mar 20
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When Alex is offered a hefty sum of money to take down an elusive man named Roivas, the money is too good to pass up. But he isn’t going down easy, and she has to work with a team of freelancers. Some of which she has bad blood. Not to mention the reason this suddenly hard to find man is daring to be out in the open. What is his end game? But then again, does Alex care? Get ready for bullets and bodies to fly in The Art of Dying.
The Art of Dying is a wild ride through gun battles and dodgy characters. Alex is a character that will shoot first and not bother to ask questions later. As a freelancer, she’ll kill anyone if the price is high enough. And each kill makes her thirst for it even more. Kyle McKeon allows readers a glimpse into Alex’s mind with each confrontation and she craves the feel of death at her hands. After a while though, her craving for blood and death became repetitive.
This book is not for everyone. The Art of Dying dives into a gritty underground of blood and sex. And Kyle McKeon isn’t afraid to dip into the darker parts of humanity. The history involved in his world shows how humans with abilities were hunted down and experimented on. Profanity is its own form of language and Alex is quite fond of battling with her words as much as her guns. She also has no qualms with pointing out a person’s flaws and oftentimes has monologues in her mind about them. The blatant insults did start to wear down on me after a while.
However, if you are looking for a book with non stop action, pick up The Art of Dying. Just be ready for each scene to be filled with a high body count and a heroine that will do anything to get what she wants.
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