Book Review: The Book of Bart

Title: The Book of Bart (Book of Bart #1)

Author: Ryan Hill

Narrator: Ryan Daniel Pater

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Book-of-Bart-Audiobook/B082DN12JR

 

Summary

Working for the man upstairs stinks, but working with Samantha, an angel in training? Offensive!
Only one thing is so powerful, so dangerous that Heaven and Hell must work together to find it: The Shard of Gabriel.
With a mysterious black cloud of death hot on the shard’s trail, a desperate Heaven enlists the help of Bartholomew, a demon who knows more about the shard than almost anyone. Six years ago, he had it in his hands. If only he’d used it before his coup to overthrow the Devil failed. Now, he’s been sprung from his eternal punishment to help samantha recover the shard before the black cloud of death finds it.
If Bart wants to succeed, he’ll have to fight the temptation to betray Samantha and the allure of the shard. After an existence full of evil, the only way Bart can get right with Hell is to be good.

 

My Review

5/5 Stars

Bartholomew is a demon from the seventh circle of Hell. When he’s brought back to Earth in a human body, he’s not sure why. When he’s contacted by Samantha, an angel-in-training, he’s tasked with a mission to find Gabriel’s shard before anyone else. The resulting adventure takes Bartholomew and Sam to high school where they must play as undercover teenagers. Turns out high school is hell after all.

This book…there are so many awesome things to say that I’m not sure where to begin.

Bartholomew (don’t call him Bart!) was definitely a character. He had such a big personality, it could hardly be contained. He was snarky, a jerk at points, but he was loyal and confident. More than once I laughed out loud at the things he did or said or thought. He is definitely one of my favorite fictional characters I’ve come across in any book this year.

His counterpart, Samantha, was just as interesting. As an angel in training, the banter between her and Bartholomew was just priceless.

I would love to see more of these two. Even though this audiobook is over ten hours long, I finished the book wanting more. This is one of the best paranormal books I’ve read in a while and the author is definitely a new favorite.

The narrator made Bartholomew’s snarky attitude pop even more, and I loved it.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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