Saturday, April 30, 2011

Book Review: Green-Eyed Demon

Green-Eyed Demon

By:  Jaye Wells

Publisher:  Orbit Books

Publish Date:  February 2011

Format:  Paperback, 376pgs pocketbook size

Genre:  Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Series:  Book 3 of Sabina Kane series:  Book 1 ~ Red-Headed Stepchild, Book 2 ~ The Mage in Black, Short Story (can be before bk 3) ~ Violet Tendencies

Recommendation:  Oh hell Yeah!!! On kick butt Vampire, and she has really come a long way from book one with her friends, and family. AMAZING plot, action, humor, and characters all in one place!

Book Synopsis:
Things To Do:
1.)  Rescue sister from kidnappers
2.)  Take on leader of entire vampire race
3.)  Survive

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane.  With her sister taken by mysterious captors, the Dark Races on the brink of war and a sinister order manipulating everyone behind the scenes, she's really got her work cut out.

Using information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks - the sexy mage Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, the 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 before Sabina can save those she cares about, she's got to save herself from the ghosts of her former life.  Because the past is haunting her.  Literally.

First Sentence:
On my extensive list of enemies, the top two spots belonged to Lavinia Kane and time.

My Thoughts and Summary:
SPOILERS for previous 2 books present.

Three days after The Mage in Black where the big battle had taken place and Maisie is now missing, kidnapped, and only just a few short days after Violent Tendencies, we pick up with Sabina having her own kidnapping in mind.  We find out there is more than just saving Maisie involved.  There's politics mixed in between the different races due to the war coming and Sabina's not good with politics.  Will this affect the rescue of Maisie?  Will this stop the war from coming or plunge all the races head first into it?  Sabina works with Adam and Giguhl to find her sister but does she have to work with them to save her sister, or does she need to go it alone...

First off I'm going to start with saying I L-O-O-O-V-E-D this book.  I love the characters, Adam, Sabina, Giguhl, and the new ones we meet too.  I loved the action.  I loved the humor that made me laugh out loud and read sections two or three times to enjoy them again!  And the story has depth and perfect direction.  All great things, but when they are mixed together so perfectly... end result, a great book to enjoy and not be able to put down.  Jaye Wells has jumped to the top of my favorites list.

So, after that paragraph do you still need me to go on?  Okay, I will. :)

The plot had a depth to it to give us a story to read and get into where people could double cross each other with their own plans of their own regarding the issue of War between the races.  And you might be surprised who's on what side.  The story also has more going on with Cain and Lilith and the possibilities of so much more with them.  Things of future works, I hope. ;) We get to visit different places; Los Angels, the Seelie Court, and New Orleans.

The book starts right into the action and doesn't easy up.  If there is a moment of no action, we are learning something important to go with the plot, but then dive right back into the action again.  Every section takes advantage of the words used.  No section is dragged out but perfect lengths to give you the humor, action, and information and on to the next.  Jaye also does a great job of updating us with past events in the beginning of the book, so if there is a time between reading the last book you will have no troubles with being refreshed.

The characters... Sabina has grown so much for and through this book, as compared to where she started.  She still has a tough streak, which I hope she never losses, but she has started to let others in, and accept it.  We have Giguhl, Sabina's minion, and he shows a softer side at times in this book.  Then we have the hot and sexy, love potential for Sabina, Adam.  And we get a full book with him.  He is one great character.

I will definitely be looking for Silver-Tongued Devil January 2012!


I purchased this book for my own enjoyment

This book qualifies for the Horror and Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge hosted by Book Chick City.

7 comments:

  1. I love books with a lot of action in it, I'm kind of addicted to it. So this book sounds amazing. So it's the third book in a series? Got to find out more about the first two books. Hope they are amazing as this one. Great review.

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  2. I knew you would love this book! It was my favourite of the series and I adore how Sabrina has changed since we first met her! I can't wait for Silver Tongued Devil either! :-)

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  3. I should give it another go, ok I have not read this series, but I read this short story in an anthology and was not moved

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  4. Melissa I am so with you on this book and actually the series as a whole, and am excited because going to the Dallas/Fort Worth area Tea in June and Jaye Wells is one of the attending authors so hopefully will get to tell her in person how much fun the books are to read and how am truly loving the direction she is taking Sabina in!

    What more can you ask for than all those elements you mentioned and to get to maybe shake the authors hand to boot, pure good times!

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  5. " I L-O-O-O-V-E-D this book" - you mean there's more? That's enough endorsement for me; this must be a fabulous read.

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  6. This series sounds great!

    I am a new follower :)

    http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

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  7. Nina - Hi! :) Thank you for stopping by. This is the third book to the series. :) I read the first two and really enjoyed them as well. I have a link to the first two books her up at the top of the post but the books are; Red-Headed Stepchild, The Mage in Black. :) Hope you enjoy them if you get them.

    Mel - lol. I will say Jaye has made my top favorites list with this series. I can't wait for Silver-Tongued Devil! lol

    Blodeuedd - I wonder what short story and anthology you read. I'm really curious to check it out, but for the heck of it. I do think this series is fun though. :)

    Jackie B - Oh, that should be a great tour! I think Nicole Peeler will be with Jaye as well. They are a hoot together. lol. Hope you have a great time!

    StephanieD - lol, yes there is more! There are two books before this one. Red-Headed Stepchild and The Mage in Black. Then there is a short story as well Violet Tendencies. :) Hope you enjoy them if you get them.

    Sharon - Hi! And thank you for stopping by, commenting, and following! Oh, this is a fun series to read. I hope you get to check it out. And I'll be stopping by your blog too. :)

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