This story is hilarious! The best non-graphic-novel funny villain story I’ve ever read. You can almost see scenes described there in cartoonish style movie with some cheesy, yet awesome music and the two amazing villains deciding whether to fall in love with each other or kill each other.
Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi
Date of Release: October 19, 2015
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I received this copy from the publisher via Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.
This book is perfect! I’m not even going to write you what it’s about, I’ll just use the blurb because I’d rather write you what I felt reading this.
OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is the story of two criminal masterminds who can conquer anything except their own feelings. Otto Von Trapezoid is a mad scientist who rules an army of robots from his orbital space station. Angry and grumpy, he sees no value in humanity except becoming their ruler. Esmerelda Santa Monica is the stylish self-proclaimed “Empress of Thieves,” who values her own legend and the thrill of the theft over actual wealth. Both live lonely lives, the desire to become the greatest villains of all time primarily on their minds.
When the two meet in simultaneous attempts to blackmail the UN, their instincts are to attempt to kill one another, but soon they discover a mutual attraction that neither thought possible. Once they begin to pool their resources, the pair seems on track to become the most successful evil-doers of all time and set out to conquer the world itself. But what happens when their villainous natures emerge, and both realize there can only be one absolute ruler of Earth? Can either be satisfied with being second to another?
To make matters worse, they must deal with the protestations of Otto’s sidekick robot SCRAP, the meddling of their fellow villains, their families, and worst of all, heroic superspy Jake Indestructible is determined to bring them both down, once and for all.
Filled with robot dinosaurs, exploding dinner parties, and villainous poker games, OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is a hilarious sci-fi comedy that will leave you falling in love with the bad guys!
Yes, you should be in love with this book already.
This is a story of love and conquers and only by reading it you can find out which will win. Every scene in this book is perfect. From the first contact, first meeting, visits to each others homes, fighting off enemies. All with lots of action, gadgets, robots, thieving skills and cunning dialogs.
Otto and Esmeralda are perfect main characters. Both are great in what they’re doing. Otto is kind of awkward with his outdated behavior and lack of knowledge about normal human interactions. Esmeralda, on the other hand, seems to know everything she needs to blend in. She knows what to do in every situation and how to get herself out of trouble. Well they both know how to get out of trouble, their methods might differ, but the result is the same 🙂
Yes, I admit I enjoyed every single chapter of this book. It is awesome and you should BUY IT NOW! Seriously. But it. Now! You won’t be sorry 🙂
And imagine that – this is Jesse Baruffi’s first novel! That’s quite a start. Well done and bring us some more :D!
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About the author
Jesse Baruffi was born in a West Virginia college and quickly became the adorable dorm mascot of his parents’ alma mater. While other little boys dreamed of being astronauts and firemen, Jesse dreamed of creating stories, a curse which failed to subside, even in adulthood. He has been a teacher, tutor, caseworker, cat rescuer, filmmaker, and accidental kite-flying champion.
He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with two demanding feline overlords. Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves is his first novel.