I'm in love with this book. I read this book far too quickly. It was impossible to put down. Vampires and witchcraft in a wicked combo. Without hesitaI'm in love with this book. I read this book far too quickly. It was impossible to put down. Vampires and witchcraft in a wicked combo. Without hesitation, this book moves to one of my alltime favorite - waiting until "sometime" in 2009 to read the next book seems like torture. Jenna Maclaine had me spellbound from page one. I don't do that often, but I laughed and cried and was angry while reading this book. I was just really taken with the characters....more
I've been so busy having a love affair with these books, I've completely forgotten I haven't reviewed them. Been a few weeks since I read this one, buI've been so busy having a love affair with these books, I've completely forgotten I haven't reviewed them. Been a few weeks since I read this one, but I'll try to do it justice.
Being the introductory book to the series, it was very confusing at first. A lot of new words and definitions to get used to. At times it felt as if all this information was coming at me from all sides at once.
But once I got the hang of the strange words specific for this series, I was quickly getting pulled into the world Ms Ione has built. Though keeping track of all the people was a bit confusing the first few chapters, to say the least. And I had a love/hate relationship with Tayla before I figured her out.
Happily Tay was one of those Heroines that does a lot of idiotic things but ends up redeeming herself. Nothing to kill the book like a stupid Heroine who never learns from her mistakes.
When the book did pick up the pace, I literally could not breathe several times. I was literally sitting at the edge of my sofa. With this book, I just wasn't sure about the outcome. This author doesn't hesitate to kill of characters, after all.
It was a close call with Eidolon turning into a bad guy character, but then again, I didn't expect anything else.
A lot of crazy drama, and a lot of bad characters I desperately wanted dead - but in the end, good guys saved the day, got rid of a lot of the bad guys, and a few of them had a happy ending.
That's another thing I like about this book. It's not just the main characters that have a story to tell. There are several sub-plots in this book, with other characters getting the limelight for a little bit.
Unlike a lot of other books in this genre, the sub-plots actually make sense, and they fit together with the main plot. All of this going on at all times saves this book from being one-dimensional. And it gives the reader more than one or two characters they can fall in love with.
Yet another thing I like about this book. Really well developed characters, who have their flaws, who make bad decisions from time to time; who feel real. Best of all, they don't whine. Well, some of the bad guys do, but that's OK.
Going into this series, I was a bit afraid I'd end up hating it. Cause sometimes I just seem to end up hating the books "everyone else" seems to love. But these were characters I took into my heart, and so far, they've stayed there. Pushing this book into my all time favorites list....more
Not my favorite of the Demonica books for a few reasons. First of all it was the first time Roag was brought back to "life" and I hated seeing him. WeNot my favorite of the Demonica books for a few reasons. First of all it was the first time Roag was brought back to "life" and I hated seeing him. Well, hated reading about him. I understand that a major villain was needed, but I loathed Roag. And it took me forever to get in touch with this one. I remember the first half of the book being so incredibly boring I just wanted to skip it all together and move on to the next book. I also didn't much care for the whole Armageddon thing in the book either. Sometimes less is more.
My favorite line was about the half mark on my Kindle, "This isn't like, vampire gay, is it? Instant. Classic. I just about died. It was that good!
I liked Runa just fine. Though the shapshifter side of things didn't sit too well with me. I felt she should have been someone else. I loved Shade. He was just dark enough to keep me reading the book. His kink isn't my kink, but boy did I feel his suffering. I wanted to grab him and hold on to him until he started to feel better. ...more
It's been 10 months since I read this book, let's see if I can remember it!
Out of the Demonica books I've read, this is probably the one I remember thIt's been 10 months since I read this book, let's see if I can remember it!
Out of the Demonica books I've read, this is probably the one I remember the best. Well, they're all memorable, but somehow I haven't been able to forget Wraith and Serena.
I loved Serena. She's probably my favorite female character in the Demonica universe. I've read two more books after this one, and Serena is still my favorite one.
Now for Wraith... He was never my favorite out of the brothers, but hot damn! The boy is fine. But what I love the most about these books, are the brothers. They're simply irresistible. Who is able to resist an Alpha male who can't keep his hands off of his woman?
Passion Unleashed was a little slow starting. Took a while for the characters to meet, and even longer for them to get anywhere. But once they "found" each other, the UST (unresolved sexual tension) was killing me! Once Ms Ione got Wraith and Serena together, everything got intense. And I remember bawling like a baby towards the end of the book. For a while there it looked like they wouldn't make it. I was certain one or the other would have to die. I should have known better, and I should have trusted Ms Ione to give us the ending these characters deserved....more
Yep. Not my favorite of the Demonica stories. Really glad no one had to die, but that's about it.
It's a quick and easy way to add some new charactersYep. Not my favorite of the Demonica stories. Really glad no one had to die, but that's about it.
It's a quick and easy way to add some new characters to the main story without having to write extensively about them in any of the main books. But on the other hand, written in like this, I'm really not invested in these characters because I really didn't get to know them. The story was too short for that.
It's a nice interlude, but nothing more than that....more
Getting started on reading a Demonica book is always slow. It takes time to build up the plot and get things moving along.
Surprisingly Lore is the SemGetting started on reading a Demonica book is always slow. It takes time to build up the plot and get things moving along.
Surprisingly Lore is the Seminus brother I remember the best. Not a lot of Heroes are kept as slaves and forced to kill an angel to save his sister. Once this book gets started, it's off. And it keeps going until you reach the very last page.
Lore is forced to kill the best friend of his newly discovered brothers, Kynan, and it's a kill he struggles with dearly. It seems like ever which way he turns, he's screwed. No matter what he does, someone is bound to die, and it seems there's nothing he can do about it.
Idess is a guardian angel, and her protege is Kynan. Doesn't take long before she gets a new protege, Lore. Her job is to keep both men alive. On top of it, she's Lore's mate, and in order to save his life, he must have sex with her. Only if she loses her virginity, she becomes mortal and is stripped of her wings. Talk about your dilemma!
I had no idea where Ms Ione was going with this one, there just was no guessing. This far in the series, it's my favorite book. I had to remove myself from the series for a while and digest this book, it's that complex.
I love the Demonica world, and I'm not quite ready yet to let go of it. Sadly, there's only one more book in the series....more
I liked this series. I really did. But I never really fell in love with it. I did love some of the characters, and I really did hate others - but theI liked this series. I really did. But I never really fell in love with it. I did love some of the characters, and I really did hate others - but the series as a whole I just never really got there. It was an intense read, but seeing as there really aren't all that many books and it took me more than a year to read them all... Yeah. Kind of speaks for itself.
I never really connected with Sin. I understand she was traumatized and it's hard for someone like that to be honest. Even with themselves. But I never really felt I got under her skin.
Con on the other hand was an open book. I adored him, and when I nearly got a heart attack from his dying stunt, I believed in him. There just was no way he could die.
The action was good in this book. Plenty to keep me reading without being too overwhelming like previous books have been. Not sure how I feel about all the killings though. Sometimes it felt as if there was too much dying going on.
I loved that Sin's brothers were a huge part of this book, they were basically why I kept reading. I wanted to see how the series ended for everyone.
I know this review is very scatter brained, that's because the book made me feel very scatter brained. I loved aspects of it, while there were things I didn't like or care for, and yet again things I hated. Sin Undone is more for the die-hard fans of Demonica than those of us who read the book because we wanted to finish the series....more