I will admit the last couple of installments were not my favorite, but RED STATION totally makes up for it. Well done, Kenzie Jennings! @shereadswithcats
One of the traveler's comes off immediately as mysterious and worldly, and I think she is probably my favorite female protagonist ever. Rocking a gorgeous red dress and a very deadly hidden weapon, I defy anyone who reads this novel not to fall in love with Clyde. I want to see Clyde Cosplay. I need a Clyde enamel pin. But most importantly, I'm imploring Kenzie Jennings to write an entire series about Clyde. She is an absolute rock star, and she makes RED STATION so good.
Sincerely, I urge anyone who loves extreme horror to pick this one up. Come for the gore and fall head over heals for Clyde. @gowsy33
Red Station by Kenzi Jenner from Death’s Head Press, personal entertainment value:
4/ 5 @zakk.madness
This story gives of some serious Rob Zombie vibes, or really just makes you think of any slasher film you can find with a weird ass house with a bizarre family living there. This is one in this series that you do not want to miss!" 4/5 @keelyfuse85
"A response," she said flatly.
"A response to...?"
"To those who believe women should not be expected to be rational thinkers."
If there is ever a SplatterWestern you should read, this is it. THIS. IS. IT! Red Station is a winner. The dialogue! The characters! The gore! It's all right here waiting for you. 5/5 @spookishmommy
I've been having a love/hate relationship with this series but oh the LOVE I have for this installment.At under 150 pages, this story never lets up. I could feel the dust in my nose, could almost taste the coppery tang of blood on my tongue and found myself enthralled with every page. Give me a lady in red and you bet she'll likely end up my favorite and hellooooo Clyde! While this installment still holds true to the time period, we also get this protagonist with such a presence... you may find yourself sitting up a little bit straighter when she arrives on your pages.
Jennings does NOT hold back with the gore and splattery goodness we all love in these types of reads. And I appreciate that there are no supernatural elements featured like with the past installments. Instead we get good old fashioned evil people doing their thing. *hat tip* 5/5 @wherethereadergrows
No spoilers, but basically what you were dreading/anticipating finally happens. It's not a surprise, but it's a fantastic payoff to all the set up in the first half. Amiable drama becomes slow burn becomes survival horror thriller. The wildly violent second half plays out like a movie, both in the turn of events and the author's descriptive style. It's fast-paced, brutal, and a lot of fun. My few complaints are that Clyde has several moments of serious miscalculation that seem out of character, and there's a weird Texas Chainsaw-esque twist thrown in at the very end. Otherwise this is a pretty sold story and, I want to reiterate this, I need to see more books chronicling the adventures of Clyde!" 4/5 @reading.vicariously
Shamefully I had only read Magpie Coffin so far in the DHP splatterpunk western series. That was a 5 star and even appeared on my Top Ten of 2020. But I just for some reason had let the others slip past me. Every time there was a Night Worms party, I knew I needed to get back into them. Another genius notion is although it is a series, each book is also a standalone. So, when I started hearing rave things about Red Station by Kenzie Jennings, two things stood out. One, Kenzie is an awesome female writer and females writing extreme and splatterpunk are sadly few and far between. And two, after briefly chatting with Kenzie (who is wonderful) she relayed it was a slasher. SOLD!!!
Kenzie is a damn fine storyteller and a definite advocate of the show don’t tell preference. After reading her post about how she came up with the idea and the intense research she put into it, I am even more impressed and intrigued by the rich history of the Wild West. Being a Brit, I find this time in US history fascinating, and although this series is very much fictional, I have no doubt of the horrific real-life atrocities that took place during those times.
This book in particular has made me excited for the series again and I am very looking forward to The Thirteenth Koyote, which I hear is about western werewolves … sign me up now! 5 Stars All the Way! @JaninePipe
"From a start to finish, Kenzie Jennings crafts a story that demands attention. We start off getting to now the characters through banter and dialogue on a stage coach, giving you just enough to spark the interest. When we reach our destination, you start to realize SOMETHING is up, and not soon after the story takes off like a bat out of hell.
Red Station is a book full of excellent writing and brutal gore. The action is fast pace, it’s violent. It wears is splatter proudly. This is a book that if you want, you can easily finish in a day. Trust me, you’ll want to. Clyde is an interesting character, and I hope that this isn’t the last we hear from her. 5/5 @steelrainreviews