I’m a big fan of this series, so when I saw book four was available, I snatched it up! If you enjoy urban fantasy that is heavy on romance, then you might enjoy this series.
Author: Amanda Carlson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Orbit via NetGalley
Release date: September 2014
Jessica is going to Hell.
After settling a fragile truce between the vampires, werewolves and witches, the last thing Jessica wants to do is face the demons head on. But when the Prince of Hell kidnapped her brother, he set into motion a chain of events that even Jessica doesn’t have the power to stop.
Now, Jessica must go into battle again. But Hell is a whole new beast — new rules, more dangerous demons, and an entirely foreign realm. And when Jessica is dropped into the Underworld too soon, without protection or the help of her friends, she must figure out just how powerful she can be… or she will never make it out alive.
This book began where the last book ended. Jessica is determined to invade Hell and rescue her kidnapped brother, only the plan goes awry from step one. Instead of going with a team, she ends up being sent by herself. Now, she must rely upon her skills and instincts to keep her alive and not get caught behind enemy lines until backup arrives. As she’s introduced to the unique and sometimes hostile occupants, she must decide who is friend and who is foe before she finds herself a permanent resident.
I adored the beginning of the book, we’re immediately pulled into the action. Then the story slows down for me. Don’t get me wrong, there is still plenty of action, but more than half of the books is Jessica trying to figure out the new alien world around her. We’re introduced to new characters, an exciting new world, and while I enjoy the change of setting, the dynamic of her pack is missing for most of the story and I think it suffered for it. I wasn’t pulled all the way into the story like I was for the first two book. I will pick up the next book in the series, as I’m invested in the characters, but I’m hoping for more of the special magic we’d seen in book one.
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