Published July 29th, 2008 by Dell Paperbacks
Review copy came from the Library
Synopsis: The beautiful. The bad. The possessed.
Some people worship them. Some people fear them. And some people–like Morgan Kingsley–go up against them toe-to-toe, flesh to flesh, and power against power. An exorcist by trade, Morgan is one of the few humans with an aura stronger than her possessor, even though her demon can tease her body senseless. She’s also a woman who has just discovered a shocking truth: everything she once believed about her past, her identity, may have been a lie.
With a family secret exploding around her and a full-scale demon war igniting, Morgan is a key player in an unsettled world. Then a rogue sociopath demon enters her life with a bang. His name is The Hunter. And since she is the prey, Morgan has only one choice: to hunt The Hunter down no matter what heartbreaking truths she uncovers along the way.
My Thoughts: I’m liking this series. It reads really fast even though the page counts on the books is in the 300s. It’s reading like a serial in that there is little to no time lapse between where the first book ends and the second picks up. And the storyline we started in book 1 is still the prevailing storyline in book 2 and I’m guessing book 3. Another thing I like is that I decided to pick up this series once all the books were published so I don’t have that blasted year long wait between installments…I HATE THAT! Talk about torture!
In this book we find out more about the world of the demons and specifically the Royal Line of demons. It’s interesting to see what happens with the “humans”. The world is split between those who hold the demons up as virtual Gods and those who will do anything to destroy them…all the while the prevailing thought is that the demons are good and benevolent.
I believe this was Jenna’s second book. Her writing style is still kind of clunky…she hasn’t quite hit her stride yet, but voice and storytelling are consistent. This sophomore effort is still good, please don’t misunderstand me. I’m just comparing it to her writing style in later published works I’ve read.
I like this group of characters…all are pretty real with a good balance of positive and negative qualities. And I’m really enjoying how the story is advancing. I will be reading the third book soon.
Rating: Sneakers verging on Bad-Ass Boots