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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: A Devilishly Funny Urban Fantasy Romance (Nava Katz Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"...a fun, funny, and unapologetically raunchy new urban fantasy series... a clever guilty pleasure at its best." - Fine Print
"Nava Katz is the funniest, bad-a$$, hot mess of a demon hunter you could ever want to meet." - Sunnyles, Reviewer, Amazon
"The action sequences are terrific and the humour will have you smiling. Nava is the underdog you will cheer on..." - Uncaged Book Reviews
"The story is emotional, action packed, and fast-paced... It's an intoxicating and invigorating read." - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
About the Author
"It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde." deborahwilde.comWinner of the 2017 Raven Award for Favorite Urban Fantasy
- ASIN : B01MR8GI6B
- Publisher : Te Da Media (April 18, 2017)
- Publication date : April 18, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1573 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 458 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,611 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Now, the reviews I read didn’t exactly make me feel like I was going to be stepping into an epic read. Surprisingly though, with my expectations low, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, she’s obsessed with partying, sex and booze, but, she’s also 20-years-old. My expectations of finding a mature, smart and moralistic 20-year-old are pretty low. After meeting this 20-year-old, I’m not surprised she hadn’t found herself.
OK, I admit, she didn’t exactly show herself in the best light when I first met her, but as the story went on, she grew on me. When all the pieces had been laid out, it was clear to see that she had been trying to find her focus/path/destiny.
If only that damn ring landed on her brother’s finger instead of her own.
Nava is probably the worst candidate to put up as a demon hunter. She’s flighty, silly, reckless and determined to put her brother in her place. He was supposed to wear the damn ring, not her. He had been training for this position for years, she had other plans. He knew what a demon looked like, she didn't even know there were so many types. He had the bits and pieces between his legs to make him a brother, she was definitely not a brother.
I found the storyline really interesting. Such a fascinating concept that demon hunters have been around for centuries and were chosen from birth to be a part of the Brotherhood of David. It was a very old-fashioned concept that only men could be demon hunters and only male Rabi’s could be in charge. It was obvious that Nava was never supposed to have magic or the abilities she possessed.
Sometimes, plans change. It takes a little while for the brothers to warm up to the idea of a female in their midst. They will push her to her limits to see if she has what it takes and make her prove herself. Nava has to stand on her own two feet and use her abilities or she will die. At first, it was a little hard to watch Nava struggle, but deep down, I knew it was for her own good to be tested.
Look, I admit, there’s a lot of sexy times (more thoughts than times) in this story but it wasn’t the worst I’ve read. Yes, Nava does think about sex a lot, but I kind of expect that from a 20-year-old young and pretty girl. Her thoughts and dialogue were pretty immature, but, again, she’s 20, I expected it.
If I had one complaint about Nava, it was that she wouldn’t consider a relationship with Rohan. I think that’s my 43-year-old head thinking that because I can see Rohan’s potential. It’s easy to forget that most young girls aren’t looking for the love of their lives when they’re just out of school. I'm still hoping that he will get past the safety barriers around her heart.
If you’re looking for a lighthearted, funny and sexy read where magic and demon hunting plays a major part in the storyline, The Unlikeable Demon Hunter might be perfect for you. I will definitely be going on in the series…soon…ish.
Little rich girl who has a credit card that parents pay for them decided to run away. She steals the money from the credit card her parents pay for emergencies and goes to a bar and screws a bar tender slash waiter slash actor while having an existential crises about being selected instead of her twin. I'm sorry this character is tripe. She is not really likeable hence the title. I just couldn't bother to read any further.
No originality, no character development or perhaps the author did further down the stupid story line. Why read too much farther if you all ready have a hard time even caring about the main character. Lots of stupid stereo types at the start. Rich Jewish girl, gay brother, twenty something girl who is a boozer and a slut.
Please save your money. There are a ton of reading material that are written WAY better with better characters and a better plot.
Top reviews from other countries
Nava is a breath of fresh air. She's funny, quick-witted and intelligent, but also completely, irreparably imperfect. As the books go on, I'm finding myself more and more endeared to her character. She's growing and learning, but not losing the quirks that make her the unlikeable demon hunter that was fleshed out in the first book of the series. She's actually a super-well-written example of an unlikable yet thoroughly likable character, avoiding most of the usual tropes of moodiness and unreasonable stubbornness that characters with this trait are often written in to. Rohan is written as an ever-interesting love interest that never falls into the pattern of 'too perfect' as many supernatural romances do. He's got flaws and he's got issues, and that's wonderful. The remaining demon hunters are an everlasting treasure trove of interest, as is her best friend, Leonie.
On Wilde's website, she even has a couple of POV shorts written from the perspectives of Rohan and Drio, which while they are mostly sexual encounters, there's some real character substance that fleshes the two men out really well and gives insight into their lives. I'm kind of hoping that we get one from Ari or Kane at some point, just because, I think given that he's Nava's brother, we're lacking some of the substance and character development in Ari in comparison to the others. It's understandable given Nava is our narrator, but I think these POV stories are a great opportunity to change that and flesh him out fully.
It's the first time I've read a demon book with included religious elements that were not written in mostly Christian nods, and I can honestly say that it could not have been done better than this. There is a key of Hebrew words at the back of the book (which admittedly isn't as useful on kindle but would definitely be in print), which really helps to add believability to the characters and their cause, without feeling overbearing or in any way at all preachy.
I think other reviews mentioned finding the sex overdone or crude, but I honestly love the frank and oftentimes great amusement written into these scenes. The writer doesn't shy away from 'naughty' words and sexual slang a twenty-year-old protagonist would naturally use. In my mid-twenties myself, the characters interact in much the same language I do, which is really refreshing and really different from a lot of the content in this genre. Female sexuality is well written and again as broad and honest as anything else Wilde writes into the story. If you're looking for a candle-lit romance of true love and emotional sexual awakenings, this book might not be for you. If you're on board with the idea that sex is casual, fun, and that hookups are the norm in modern relationships, then you might be more on track with this read. The author acknowledges sexual kinks and habits in a really believable way that gives even more insights into various characters personalities and motives. The anthropomorphizing of Nava's genitals is kind of hilarious. Reading sex written like this really does require an open mind and wide comfort zone, so I can definitely see why this might be too much for some, but for me, this was a really good balance.
The references to pop culture and current events gave me a double take and made me check the publification date. I'd actually ended up reading the fourth book on release day, purely on coincidence! While I'm concerned that the GoT, hipsters and Ed Sheeran nods might age the work in years to come, these are used sparingly and definitely set the mood and time really well. Nava is kind of a nerd without it defining her character completely, and that's great.
According to Amazon UK publification dates, these books are currently coming out very very quickly. So far the fast pace has not indicated any drop in quality. While I can't honestly say each book is better, they have so far been really consistent. I hope that any slowing down of the series is only to hone an even better overall story. I'm really excited about reading the next one, but if it took a year and was as good as the last one with its mere 6-month gap, I'd be totally happy.
Overall, loving this series. It's really great. If you generally roll your eyes at the genre when an author starts skitting around with words like 'manhood' and 'member', this series is going to make you laugh in welcome change. Wilde is witty, sexy and funny, and Nava is a character you'll both want to hug fiercely and slap silly. Definitely deserving of five-star status. I can't wait to see what happens next.