Monday, 7 May 2012

Review: Green-Eyed Demon

Unbelievably awesome.
Got me hooked, if I wasn't already.

Sometimes when I follow a series, I read on out of obligation.
Because I wanted to see how the series flows through and where the characters get to eventually.
Out of plain curiosity.
After I've read Red-Headed Stepchild, I was in doubt.
It had seemed to be a rather good read but the story line  was on shaky ground.
With The Mage In Black, it was the same.
Or maybe I was just disappointed I didn't actually get to see the mage himself in much action xP
Nevertheless, I continued on with the third book, hoping it would get much better.
I wasn't let down.

Green-Eyed Demon is definitely the best so far down the series.
Sabina Kane, wielding powerful Chthonic magic and strong combat skills from years of assassin training, has  finally come to face the one she never thought she'd ever fight back to just months ago.
The very one who brought her up as an assassin, a disgrace, and fed her with dark thoughts to resent the mage race.
In order to accomplish this very last mission she assumed she'd have as an assassin, she has the other two partners-in-'crime', forming the almost-informidable Team Awesome.
Adam Lazarus, the hot mage in black who taught her about love, and Gighul aka Mr Giggles, the demon minion who taught her about friendship.
This unlikely trio, with the help of the Hekate Council and various individuals of the dark races, fought deadly opponents and unexpected betrayal only to discover their biggest enemy has yet to show up.
Though, that's probably for the best, since once show up, they are nothing against him.
For he is invincible and whoever strike against him will be rewarded seven-fold.
Oops too much information ;)

Many characters have been introduced in this book.
Interesting characters with difficult pasts, who became a part of their entourage after clearing up misunderstandings and doubts.
Which happened a lot when it comes to Sabina.
With her wit that not everyone appreciates and nihilistic attitude, it's hard not to make some foes along the way.
But you'll eventually grow on her.
Because she's equally capable of love as with anyone.
Even though she might not have realised it yet.
She puts real feelings into each connection.
Unlike the person who was incapable of empathy she thought herself to be.

The story led up well with enough ass-kicking and humour in the right places.
And of course, it's good to see Sabina finally give in to the attraction between herself and Adam.
Much thanks to Gighul.
And this is not the only entertainment the mischief demon managed for us readers.
I believe many fans of the series love Gighul as much as I do.
Who knew you can create such a hilarious and lovable demon? x)

I was not very satisfied with the ending though.
How the 'heroine' saved the day.
It just, didn't make sense.
I almost snorted and shouted bullshit.
That's how bad it was.
But still, we had to have our happy ending right?
And that part didn't nearly defeat the greatness of the whole book so I shall choose to neglect the inferiority.
I would really like to see more explanation about that part in the next book though.

Silver-Tongued Devil, please be good.

Title: Green-Eyed Demon
Author: Jaye Wells
Series: Sabina Kane #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Goodreads Description: Things to do: 1. Rescue sister; 2. Murder grandmother; 3. Don't upset the voodoo priestess.

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks--a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon--head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and--perhaps most frightening of all--humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won't be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

"The thought of you facing all that by yourself - the idea of you dying alone - made me more terrified than I'd ever been in my life."

The last book in the series, Blue-Blooded Vamp, is set to release on 1st June this year.
Keep an eye for it!
And have you realised the titles of the first three books in the series depict Sabina, Adam and Gighul respectively?
I'll have to see who's the supposed devil and vamp in the coming books :D

Visit the author's page and follow her here and here for more news on Sabina Kane and upcoming releases.

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