Ig has had rough life for the past year. His girlfriend was murdered, he was blamed for it, and now he has horns. He gets some coolish perks with them...moreIg has had rough life for the past year. His girlfriend was murdered, he was blamed for it, and now he has horns. He gets some coolish perks with them, like people telling him what they really want to do (like a doctor who wants to smash up Oxycodone and snort it before he is off for his shift) and he has some influence over whether they do these secret desires or not. But he also gets his fill of dastardly secrets when he touches people and the worst of what they’ve done over the course of their life comes flooding into his brain. Now he gets to use the horns to figure out what exactly happened to Merrien and what he’s going to do about it.
I am emotionally overwhelmed. I recently finished it and the most clear and concise description of how I felt was that I felt everything. Think Green Lantern. I hit every emotion in the spectrum on this. I laughed, I got creeped out, I damn near cried in my doctor’s office. I’m almost tired by the end of it. It was just fantastic how Joe Hill controlled my emotions. I sorta of love/hate him for it.
I don’t know why the devil is such a pitiable character in most literature. But with Ig becoming a devil you never wanted to root for the “wrong” side so much. I wanted everything to work out for him even if it killed him and everyone around him. I felt like I was going to combust just learning about his plight in life. I felt so strongly for him and his love for Merrien. I also felt terrible about how people who were important in his life felt about him now and worse than that, what they told him when he was around them and had the horns. My heart broke for him!
I absolutely recommend this to most people. (Younger bookworms I might ask you to read this later on) (less)
I received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review
It’s really hard for me to review this because I have mixed feelings about the book. I’l...moreI received a copy from Xpresso Book Tours for an honest review
It’s really hard for me to review this because I have mixed feelings about the book. I’ll lay it out PROs and CONs style…
PRO: – Super talented author based on her storytelling in this book. The story is deeply interesting. I want to like and hate Malcolm at the same time. – Victoria. She is really tough and for the most part doesn’t back down. (We’ll discuss the times she does in the CONs) – Chloe. Her sex scene was a pretty big comic relief for me and I thought it balanced out the super heavy romantic tone of the book up until that point. – Not very long but had a big impact. – That ending!
CON: – How much erotica was in the book compared to actual story. This is my own fault and I’m not actually using this for my rating. I haven’t read many books that are this hot and heavy. I just wasn’t expecting that much. I didn’t really know what I was getting into. – The instant love factor. No one calls it love, instead they call it “feelings” but we all know it’s love. – The instant love factor despite how Malcolm is a total jerk to her at times. – Victoria begging for sexual favors from him. She’s a wonder woman when it comes to getting the hard hitting truths but she feels weak in front of him and has to beg to get what she wants? I don’t buy it. – Some quotes like: “What girl doesn’t love it when a strong man pushes her around a little?” She said with a slight blush.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I would really like to have read this if it wasn’t as full of sex as it is (I know. That’s it’s purpose – and again I’m not basing my rating off that). The story is actually really good and that was some cliffhanger of an ending. There is a really good chance I’ll read book two.(less)
First things first. I will read book two. Take my money! If you sent it to me today I would blow off work tomorrow and read through the night. It was...moreFirst things first. I will read book two. Take my money! If you sent it to me today I would blow off work tomorrow and read through the night. It was so good.
Here are some things I loved about the book:
1. It was like the author read Parajukee’s Ten Ways a Romance…Becomes A Bad Romance. If you haven’t read this article, you should, then you’ll notice that it was like Julie Anne read it and did the exact opposite of everything.
There was partial insta-romance but it was a lot more developed than most romance books so I was okay with that. I liked that Callie tried to consider her options before racing straight to her love interest when he came in the picture.
2. I liked that, despite the love triangle between Liam, Callie, and Justin, Callie actually thinks through things. She respects her friendship with Justin and doesn’t want to damage it. She weighs things out and truly access what she wants and goes about trying to find the best way to make that happen without hurting anyone in the process.
3. When the action hits, it’s major and epic.
4. The confusing myths. I know this doesn’t sound like a good thing but it is. If I tried to sum it up for you, you’d have a big question mark on your face but they way Julie Anne explains it is extraordinary. I loved it!
Here are things I didn’t like about it:
Extremely good read. Get it as soon as possible and devour it like I did. Then hit me up so we can talk about.
PS: I’ll never picture Liam as a blonde. He’s got black hair to me. I don’t know why I can’t shake that even though the author explicitly says it early on.(less)