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- Print Length: 346 pages
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- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (December 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00PKY3CC4
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,253 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Demon Lore (A Demon Huntress Novel Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
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Another thing is that the characters lack characteristics. They didn't seem like they have much of a personality. It was also hard to tell their ages since there wasn't much of a mention to how old they were or much of a hint. The heroine starting getting on my nerves because she is someone who has a powerful weapon, lets it control her and she kills people, she does it. However, she starts getting frozen and won't go a room just because a photo of a bloody person was put into that room but thrown away and she gets freaked over that.
One thing I found that started to get annoying was each time I read it was the heroines view of tight shirt clad men with muscles bunching beneath their sleeves. It's mentioned several times and in the same exact way.
As the other review(s) mentioned, and I won't repeat what they said but the part about the book just throwing out hints of dark pasts of some of the characters but never talk about what happened.
What I liked was the action packed scenes. There was a lot of action going on that keeps me on my toe and it is what makes me actually want to keep reading until I finish.
Oh. My. God.
I whipped through this book and had the urge to start over at the beginning and read it again more slowly just to make it last longer. And then I remembered book two is already available. Happy dance over to Amazon!
Back to my review of Book One.
Gin Champagne Crawford sounds a lot like your average twenty-something (her exact age isn't ever made clear) who works as an emergency room nurse. The twist is that she's also an empath, with a psychic connection to her twin brother, named Tonic, who's a ghost whisperer. Okay, not so average after all. And the names? Gin and Tonic, so named by their alcoholic parents? Hilarious.
In the very first chapter, Gin's life gets even more strange, if that's possible, when a coworker somehow gifts her a silver bracelet after being shot in the chest. The silver bracelet connects her with a whole new group that hunts demons and minions, protecting the Earth from evil for centuries. She finds out about all this in bits and pieces, after one of those said minions follows her home from the hospital and tries to kill her. Talk about a bad day at work.
The saving grace is her handler, or Guardian, who's a hot hunk of muscle named Aidan Smythe. The sizzle between the pair is instantaneous and ever present, but both of them are way deep in denial. Here's to hoping that relationship gets explored a lot more fully as the series continues! (Did I mention I already bought Book Two?)
Why did I love this so much? First person narration is never my favorite... Except, for some reason, when it comes to these types of paranormal adventures. I loved Gin's snarky narration and self-deprecation. Okay, so there were a lot of questions left unanswered as I reached the end of the story, but somehow they didn't leave me frustrated.
I have total faith that the story will unfold naturally over the course of the series, and all secrets will be revealed. The story was too fast paced to allow for a lot or backstory or wallowing in the past, which was probably why I was okay with it being unanswered. Well, that and I already have Book Two downloaded.
So yeah, I can totally Totally recommend this book as a fast paced nonstop paranormal romp that will leave you wanting more, but in a good way.
The characters is what made DEMON LORE so great for me so I want to talk about them. I thought Gin was a little bland at first, but she quickly became a character I could root for. She has a few flaws that I can't personally relate to, but I was defiantly able to connect with her struggles. Once she puts her mind to something she goes full force and I liked that she had no problem sticking up for herself—although it sometimes got her in trouble. Smythe was broody and mysterious. I thought he was pretty bad ass and I liked getting to know him. Speaking of Smythe, I wanted Gin and him to get it on SO SO BAD. I know, she is sort of involved with someone in DEMON LORE, but there was so much attraction and sexual tension that I just couldn't help but want them to do something about it *Fingers crossed*.
Gin's brother was way too overprotective most of the time, but he was always there for her. Gin's reactions and comments about his girlfriend kinda cracked me up. I can see her brother having a pretty big role in future books with his talents. Sargon remains a complete mystery to me. I can't figure him out and I actually liked him. I probably shouldn't seeing that he is an evil demon and all, but I can't help it. I am very interested in seeing where his storyline takes things in the future.
Not only were the characters enjoyable, but the world and plot were interesting as well. There was a lot of action and I enjoyed watching Gin and Smythe investigate the happenings in DEMON LORE as they got to know each other better. I still had a lot of questions about the people that Gin finds herself working for, but I have faith that more will be revealed in future books. DEMON LORE was a great start to the Demon Huntress series.
* This book was provided free of charge from the Author in exchange for an honest review.