Book Review: Demon King's Desire by J.L. Sheppard

Demon King's Desire (Elemental Sisters)Demon King's Desire by J.L. Sheppard
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

**I received this book in exchange for an honest review via GoodReads**

I liked all the details, that helps me to a better picture in my head of the story. Though there are couple where it was almost like the same details applied to all the demons (or any male character), it would have been nice if they varied a bit more.

Some of the dialog/reactions came off as choppy, which made it harder for me to wrap their moods/actions and conversations into a smooth flow.

I really liked how the Demons were the on the side of good, though still reviled because others couldn't see past their one aspect. It was nice to see their relationships, as brothers, come out in the story. I am hoping the next book in the series gives us more of the other immortals as well :)

I wish there was a bit more development, earlier on, on how the whole Guardian/Council worked, the Demons place in it and also maybe more on Lucas's brother/warriors. More lead into the whole story. This could have provided more development opportunities with Lucas as well. For a Demon King, he actually could have been a bit cooler (granted he's a Demon) in his abilities to control his emotions, attitudes and reactions. He felt very young to me, not quite mature yet. Clyde, for an Angel, he just fell pretty easily in love with his charge and I sorta wanted to smack him whenever he spoke. Which means (at least to me) that his character was well written enough gather a response.

To be honest, this is a pretty strong start to a series. I am looking forward to reading the next one :)

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Book Review: Imager's Battalion (Imager Portfolio #6) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

Imager's Battalion (Imager Portfolio, #6)Imager's Battalion by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The action was not just military in this installment of the Imager Portfolio series, it was some of the relationship building and internal struggling that this author is well known for.

Though this particular novel isn't mind blowing in revelations or catching you off guard with a huge plot twist, you feel yourself get drawn into it the more you read it. You need to see what happens as the story builds up.

And of course, right where this book ends is what I wanted more of. That build up felt like it had a minor hiccup and now the next novel is the one that blows your socks off. I can't wait to read that one.

Like most of his other novels, this was exciting and enjoyable to read.

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Book Review: Marked (Eternal Guardians #1) by Elisabeth Naughton

Marked (Eternal Guardians, #1)Marked by Elisabeth Naughton
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 Stars

This novel was a good step in the right direction. I liked many of the characters, especially Theron because he was just so conflicted. I do wish there was more interaction, more details perhaps, of the secondary characters - but hopefully I get those as I read more in the series.

The world building was good. It was different and interesting than the typical formula that a lot of urban fantasy books have.

I did get frustrated, in a good way, in the sexual tensions between Casey and Theron.

I think that this was just a little bit better written, I would have given it higher stars. For the most part, it was really good story line and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Book Review Dark Currents (Agent of Hel #1) by Jacqueline Carey

Dark Currents (Agent of Hel, #1)Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a truly Urban Fantasy blend of a tale by a very talented writer. I've read most of Jacqueline Carey's other books so I was excited to see this new novel, especially in an Urban Fantasy setting.

The intriguing mystery story merged with Carey's world building skills, with some dark under tones. But this is a really solid world, that while reading it, you can feel like you're part of the story. Always a trade mark for me when I find an author who writes to the readers.

The characters were strong, well defined. The story line was complicated enough that you certainly don't get bored.

The main female character was young, but strong. Smart but realistic. She's a great blend of life flinging you the hard stuff and you keep on going, because that's just what you do.

Really enjoyed reading this!

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