New month, so full of promises.... i'm not really fond of Fall or i wasn't until i discovered it means paranormal reads and contest in the blogosphere ^^ it really makes up for the rain and the cold . However this time it's starting great, cold yes but some good days to ( 20°c) and sun! yes we got sunny days so i'm smiling, i'm happy -a lot thanks to Felicia who didn't hesitate to send me a box of books overseas THANK YOU!- and i want to read.
I do hope October will be less busy than september for me but on that side it's not as promising as the weather but i won't give up my reading time and i will put more time in my creative activity too to make up for when i couldn't.
Now back to the reading part, since it's october i will indulge and read mostly what i want since paranormal is my favourite genre. For the monthly paranormal topic: Ghost, i will see if i do read some books that include one ( already started one)but i won't put that as a priority since it worked against my motivation for the dragon, this time will be pleasure reads not must read. I still should read for the sport challenge to and i will if i feel like it if i don't it will just be posponed to next month^^.
I started my month with a series i discovered a few months ago the Demon hunting one by Lexi George, the first book made me laugh and i loved it so much that i did everything to get all the rest already published so i could read them when i want....that was the plan at least but i managed to forget the existence of a novella that i had more than a lot difficulty to get ( thanks Brenda for saving me!) ...so i read book 2 without reading first the story 1.5 and that was quite a mistake. i will read it now but i can't recommend you enough in this case to read it before book 2... more explanations in my actual review
Happy reading and Happy October^^
Genre: paranormal romance, urban fantasySource: won
This book was more than good and it would have gotten probably an higher score if I had read the novella that comes just before this one…yes Lexi George did write a novella but she put some allusions to it in this book and thus if you haven’t read it you have questions, and some details are annoying because you see you are missing something… I like novellas in a universe I love but I prefer when they are not a necessarily read, when if you don’t know they exist you don’t feel like you are missing something reading the main books, when they just bonus in a sense…. And this is not the case here.
Now like I said this book was good really and it made me laugh, just I couldn’t dive completely dive into it… You find the same elements that made book one a fabulous read: action, romance, sexy possessive warrior, women who know, humor and funny animals you can only want more of. From book 1 we see Dooley, unfortunately not as much as I would have loved, fluffy is cited but we don’t see the fairy cat…no this time we get a demon possessed Chihuahua named Frodo, really I don’t want to meet him, which by the way is attracted by the mayor’s opossum….strange combination but love knows no boundaries I guess^^;;
I was really happy to see Evie, or Evangeline to sexy Viking looking warrior, this book take place months after “ Demon hunting in Dixie, and we can observe the result of the events that happened then… thankfully her best friend Addy and her own Dalvahni kept looking over her because she really needed it. Evie is a gentle soul, too gentle in fact and also quite naïve… persecuted for her physical differences, she is not a skeleton, she has curves since little she believe to be fat and horrible… for her no man can be attracted to her….even if Trey the richer man of the city, after his father, and her boss keep making advances on her.
She is feeling something is missing in her life and something more than the fact she can’t see fairies anymore, though they still make her understand they are there.
I can understand Evie really well, when you hear something all your life it’s hard to think differently and I admire the fact she managed to stay so kind despite all her suffering…. She is a character I would like to have as a friend.
Ansgar left but he returned… staying invisible and trying to make sure Evie was okay without some else noticing his behaviour… he is quite lost and what is happening to him. For millennia he was a warrior with a simple life: hunt and kill..; nothing else but coming to Hannah he met Evie and his life changed drastically.. he can’t think of someone else, he want to touch her, to hear her and at the same time he is feeling so guilty about what happened that he think he doesn’t deserve her….he was so arrogant when that happened to Brand that it’s really funny to see things inversed, brand staying way too kind and polite with his” brother”.
However when she is danger Ansgar act without thinking and come back in her life determined to protect her and perhaps have a new relation with her despite the loss of her memories and for that he treads carefully.
The investigation is interesting and the culprit is well thought…I loved to see the new sheriff… a kind of shifter, and Meredith is really an annoying ghost… I pity those who can see her… but it was also humorous to see some of her reactions.
Now what was really interesting in this book was that we learn more about the demonoïd, the children of djerali, .. so far we knew djerali or the demons Dalvahni are fighting and we learned in book 1 that some of them managed to have children while possessing humans, Hannah being the place were a huge number of them regroup. But since it’s the first time it’s heard of, Dalvahni don’t know what to make of them classifying them as “evil” simply because of their ancestor…. We also discover Connall chief of the Dalvahni In this book, Lexi George shows us a more complex situation, with secret revealed, new enemies but also some new allies… and a new range of possibilities and danger to come.. so it promising for the rest of the series even if it also means that the end was an open one, not a cliffhanger.
So I would recommend this book if you love paranormal romance with a lot of humour in it but if you want to enjoy it to the fullest you should read the series in order and that include the novella ( in so I married a demon slayer) before starting on this one.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review