Make Me (Demon Underground #4)
As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her “V card” to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposition.
When a rogue demon kidnaps Val’s ro...more
Persecuted, violated, forsaken, forlorn.
For freedom, for privacy, we have all made a pact.
Three to serve: one to lead, one to protect, one to act.
It would seem that my favorite half succubus just can’t catch a break. Val Shapiro has been hunting bad vampires for as long as she can remember, but lately her life has been a bit harder than usual. Ever since she lost her Slayer powers along with her V card, she only has her succubus half, Lola, to rely o...more
Demon Underground #4
by Parker Blue
Bell Bridge Books
Kindle: 535 KB, March 13, 2012
Paperback: 224 pages, April 20, 2...more
This was just an ok read — the plot was rather predictable, the romance was crap and the main characters were difficult to relate to. Val was more or less likeable bar her tendency to let people walk all over her. It's irritating that she gets pushed in to doing things she doesn't want, she rarely has control over her own life — which makes for very frustrating reading. This time around, Alejandro and his vampires force her into going to Austin with them to investigate a bunc...more
Disclosure: I received an eGalley of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Shapiro has a secret she’s desperate to keep—she’s lost her slayer powers. As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her “V card” to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposit...more
Make Me is the 4th book in the series. Since my memory is not what it used to be, I reread Bite Me, Try Me and Fang Me. I enjoyed them the second time just as much.
Make Me starts after Fang Me. I wished the ending had been different. Maybe thier will be more books.
Val Shapiro now has the magic book, still works for the vampires. Val has to work for them till they come out & the books were found. She has lost
her powers,strength but still has Lola and her...more
The change to switching between Val and Micah's view points was interesting, necessary at times, and very well done. I always enjoy hearing more from Micah.
Before Val can even focus on the holidays, she is kidnapped with the assistance of fang, by demons who have a bone to pick with Micah and want to use her as a catalyst and leverage.
After getting out of the situ...more
First off, I can’t begin to tell you how much I adored this book. It’s so awesome, I don’t even know where to begin. Um…, so okay lets start off with the plot. This plot follows Val who has been called in to help figure out why vampires are missing in Austin. Val, along with F...more
Absolutely amazing. I am in love with this series. I think they are getting better every book.
Gwen and Micah get kidnapped by a mage demon. And the ransom he requires, is the Encyclopedia Magicka. A book that is kind of like a witches book of shadows but this one is written by witches and is extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, mainly, the hands of a mage demon. So Val needs to find a way to free Gwen and Micah without handing over the books.
On top of this, Val al...more
Val was asked (forced by the contract) by Alejandro (vamp) to go to Ausint and help him with some stuff.... and then when she goes, everything kind of falls apart...
We meet new people such as Dina and some more bad guys...
Poor Val. It seems that trouble just follows her and she cannot do anything about it. Now that she has lost her Slayer powers, all she has is Lola, the succubus within her, which is helpful, but having accelerated healing powers, speed and strength sure did come in handy when fighting the bad Vampires. The good Vampires, however? We...more
There are some crucial changes to Val & Shade's relationship. Val also has another change in her role in the Demon Underground (I don't want to give too much away). She also has some changes to her relationship with the vampires in the New Blood Movement. I really like where the n...more
The writing is the best I have ever read but I still loved these books. I devoured them and the fourth book. I'm struggling to cope with the fact that I don't have a fifth book.
Val is an enjoyable character. I love her attitude and the fact that she really has few answers but she follows her heart and seems to be right more often than she is wrong. She makes mistakes.
I love Fang - I don't think there is a character...more
Fast, action packed, lovable characters, it’s all that you want in Urban Fantasy, and its easy to forget it’s technically YA. Buy it, read it, you won...more
In this fourth book in the Demon Underground, New Adult, urban fantasy series, "kick-ass" heroine, 18-year-old Val Shapiro, is hiding a dangerous secret. After losing her virginity to her handsome, demon boyfriend, Shade, her slayer powers vanished. She had hoped that as the latest guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, these enormously powerful books would offer her new magical abilities to replace those she'd surren...more
Favorite Lines: "Leave me alone," he said flatly. "Get the hell out of my life." (p. 210, e-galley)
Cover art: I hate it. It has an 80's cover art feel that I don't find attractive or enticing.
Characters: We are introduced to new characters in the fourth installment of Parker Blue's Demon Underground series. The characters are a paranormal mixture which includes vampires, hybrids and demons. Some of them are clearly evil others force you to sit the fence and wait to find out if they are on Val...more
My overall enjoyment with this series has severely decreased with each subsequent volume, and Make Me is no exception. Many of the previously mostly enjoyable characters change drastically for no (or a supremely stupid) reason (Val, Shade, especially, come to mind), the pacing is off (very noticeable and distracting in the first and last segments), the uneven POV shifts from first person to third person omniscient, certain elements feel shoe-horned...more
I do think that Val had things to complain about. She has the books, doesn't have a clue how to use them and the guy that should be showing her how to use the books isn't. She gets kidnapped by some rogue demons who point out some inequalities within the demon world, while still being forced to work w...more
*Rating* 3 1/2
Make Me (Demon Underground #4) by Parker Blue picks up pretty much where Fang Me left off. In fact, the entire series so far has been told over a period of a few months.
Valentine (Val) Shapiro has lost her slayer powers. She’s extremely desperate to keep that secret from the rogue vampires who would love nothing better than to take her down permanently. Val has been a thorn in the vampire’s sides for years and she’s still only 18 years old!
Val is p...more
I hate writing bios so that's all you're gonna get. Okay, okay. Instead of more boring bio stuff, how about some of my likes and dislikes?
Stuff I love, in no particular order:
- The color red—a bright, orange-red just makes me happy.
- Shiny things. I must have been...more