- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1451 KB
- Print Length: 328 pages
- Publisher: HarperImpulse (27 Aug. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00XTNL8UQ
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Nias is hot, or at least he is in my head. Oh holy cow, this author paints a very vivid picture of his hotness that is panty-melting worthy. I don’t use that phrase often. He is this ultra-alpha male, but yet has this soft side, that is definitely not his body. “Hot man cooks hot food, life is good” should be my motto for life (I can’t say hot enough). In fact, the whole Djinn race seems to be this super-hot, porn star looking daemon. Maybe Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer are really Djinn (wink wink).
I got to the point where I am 60% through the book and I am starting to get frustrated. Our leading lady’s “innocence” is starting to really annoy me. It’s one thing to be a virgin daemon slayer and to have a sense of humor; it’s another to keep acting like a freaking ding-bat 6 year old. Our alpha male, seems to be a little more then turned on by the innocence, but from a reading standpoint, if I am standing in the depths of hell, I am going to pull my head out of my ass and start fighting things, not standing around giggling and making jokes. I almost wish that they sexy parts were either more descriptive or just a gloss over of sex, it starts with a lot of detail and then it’s wrapped up too quickly. There were also a lot of inconsistencies with the sex scenes, like Jade would be taking off her boots, but then she would be falling in the tb with her shoes on. Nias was going to teach her things, but by the end of the one small paragraph, he was coming. I feel like it almost would have been a better story with more thrills and a gloss over of sex.
Overall, I did enjoy the story and would like to see another book written so we can see what happens between Nias and Jade and so we can see if the Djinn defeat Iblis. I wavered between 3 and 4 stars for this review. I ended up going with 4, but if there were half-star options, I would have given it a 3.5.
~ARC from Publisher via NetGalley for Honest Review~
I love when authors take on the task of infusing new life and new breath into a plot or trope we've all read or think we've read before. This book shatters those boundaries and uses the broken pieces to build a completely new, sturdy and frankly breathtaking backdrop.
Female protagonists are challenging creatures to portray in the context that one doesn't want them too strong or too weak. We need to see both a stubborn will and small measures of vulnerability that only make their strength more enviable.
Jade Shear is a perfect example to this rule. Intelligent, sassy and pithy, she can hold her own and yet displays charming moments of uncertainty and doubt. In many ways, she parallels the attitude of one of my fave fictional characters, Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), combining the essence of innocence and old soul. Beautifully depicted, Jade's struggle with her feelings regarding her gift/curse lends the story a beefier and more personal edge as she reluctantly embraces her destiny.
Nias. I don't even know how to accurately describe this delish Djinn. Bossy, arrogant, unwavering and sexy as hell. Sign me up! Fierce and predatory, his own internal struggle regarding any feelings he has for Jade adds yet another lovely element to this tale. He needs her…and he hates that. He wants her…this also bothers him to a certain degree. I love when big, strong, complicated rogues find their matches, it's always entertaining to see it unfold.
One of the highlights of this read for me is the fact that the Djinn, typically represented in unfavorable light as being cruel monsters are actually the 'good' guys in a unique way. They are humankind's protectors and this vivid portrayal underscores all the 'gray' areas between good and evil.
Well written, fast dialogue and completely fluid, I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Treadway's and Mr. Speca's maiden voyage together and look forward to many, many more stories they share. I highly recommend this book!
Well written and well worth reading. You will want to read this book so buy it!!!
I received this ARC from HarperCollins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGally.com in return for an honest review.
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