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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

(Nava Katz #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  4,099 ratings  ·  481 reviews
The Brotherhood wants her gone. The demons want her dead. Not bad for her first day as a Chosen One.

When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts her twin brother's induction ceremony into a secret supernatural society, she doesn’t expect to accidentally torch his life-long dream and steal his destiny.

Horrified she’s now expected to take his place, Nava is faced with something she
Paperback, 420 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Te Da Media
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Stacey is Sassy
I think the title was a bit too harsh…

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter dropped onto my radar, caught my attention and tickled my readingbuds (think tastebuds, but it does sound a little kinky). I’m late to the party, as the book has been around for nearly a year. I looked at some reviews and the negative ones made my eyes light up. Who can resist a *Too much sex* or *a lone female in a male-dominated demon hunter group*? Well, to be honest, the first one just makes me curious as to how much is too mu
Jacob Proffitt
I was bemusedly enjoying this, kind of, for a while. Nava is a crude bundle of selfish pleasure seeker after losing her avocation in dance. So when she becomes one of the magical chosen demon-hunting Rasha, it was interesting to see sparks of that former drive awakening and giving her something more than herself to think about. I liked her determination to train hard and to do well. And I liked her care for her twin, whose destiny it looks like she intercepted (though that's fuzzy as lots of thi ...more
Isabella - Madly in Love with Books
What a ridiculous and fun ride! Thank you so much, Hollis, because of you I discovered this little gem.

That our heroine isn‘t an easy character and you have to get used to her, was very clear from the beginning - hence the name of the series, duh. If you expect a goody two shoes doll without flaws with that kind of title, I can‘t help you with that. No one can.

I was struggling with her in the beginning, too. The questions was, could the author make me like her nevertheless throughout the book?
Pippa DaCosta
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed-with-ku
Considering there are a bajillion urban fantasy books in KindleUnlimited, it's actually pretty hard to find one that's well written, original AND well edited. The UDH was all those, and much, much more.

This series is for you if:

You want original UF, not the same-ol same-ol
You like kick-ass lead characters
You won't suffer doe-eyed heroines
You like a bit of grit in your urban fantasy (make that a ton of grit).
You like some man-candy and a high heat level
You're not embarrassed by swearing, sex, a
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I got to 25% of this book before I gave up. I just couldn't continue there was literally nothing that I liked. I'm not going to go on a massive rant about it, but here is what convinced me to put it down and move on:

The heroine. She really is unlikable. Actually, that isn't quite true it wasn't that she was unlikable, it was that she was ridiculous. Over the top. Drama queen. Self absorbed. The moment I knew I wouldn't be able to get on with this book is when the 20 year old girl (who apparently
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter is a pleasant, engaging, and action-packed debut in the Nava Katz series by Deborah Wilde.

I wasn't to sure about Nava nor this book, but the more I read the more I was pulled in and couldn’t put the book down.

Nava is one of those characters who is annoying and unlikeable, but you can't help but end up liking her. The more I got to know this unlikeable character the more I felt for her and what her family has done to her. It’s heartbreaking and emotional. She’s perce
Montzalee Wittmann
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Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nava has a twin brother who has been raised and trained by the Brotherhood, a group of men dedicated to destroying demons. During the chosen ceremony, there is a freak twist of fate. Nava (a female) is granted this ancient power instead of her brother. Untrained, a woman in a man only world, Nava must learn what took her brother his entire life to train for.

This is a sink your teeth into urban fantasy that will definitely be on my must read list. I am looking forward to delving deeper into the "
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Fantastic read! Witty, sexy, effortlessly cool. The best book to rid you of any slump, reading or otherwise. Nava might be my new favorite superchick that I'd want to hang out and gossip with.

Nava mentions Buffy a LOT and as awesome as it is on its own (huge fan here), it also shows a lot of parallels to the show. With a few significant differences. For one - the chosen ones are predominantly male, as in all the history since the times of Kind David (yeah, the one who felled Goliath) there was
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t think I was going to like this but it was pretty entertaining. Will definitely continue the series.
I absolutely loved this - if you like hip, contemporary snark and witty unsavoury humour then this is for you. Here's one of my favourite quotes: 'Mornings after sucked. Walks of shame were a necessary evil, but that didn’t mean I enjoyed shimmying back into the same trollop togs twice. I picked glitter out of my hair, then straightened my sequined top. I was officially decommissioning it. Multiple washings never quite managed to remove the lingering aura of bad decisions I made while wearing pa ...more
Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
I really wanted to like this one but I couldn't. Another reviewer described it best: this was like written by a horny teenage boy. EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING, was likened to sex. She's hot for every man in this book. Every description is likened to sex in some way. She even named her clit and talked to it.

You guys know I read romance books. A lot of them. More then I rate here. I'm not a wilting flower when it comes to sex and even I was like FFS ENOUGH ALREADY. Not every description has
It took me awhile to warm up to this one. A demon hunting jewish brotherhood was almost too much for me. At first I found the heroine a bit of a turn off. She's a brash, loud-mouthed, horn dog. Normally I like all of those things but in this case I struggled to come to terms with how emotionally damaged she seemed. But she grew on me and by the end I was pretty committed. I think it was the slow burn romance that really made me like the book. The demon part was just meh. I'm hoping in book 2 I'l ...more
Laura (Kyahgirl)
This one really missed the mark for me. I couldn't stand listening long enough for the story to really get going. The flippant, obnoxious demeanour of the heroine really put me off. ...more

I laughed at some points, and enjoyed the overall plot of our h being the first women to join a Brotherhood of demon hunters- and all of the misogyny and contempt that went along with her not only being a female, but not trained for the position for decades as the other initiates. Plus- (view spoiler)

I also like the raw emotion of the romance between our leads that happened (sparingly)- and at times it felt like reading a real and complex relation
h o l l i s
I'll be honest. I requested this solely because of the tagline "Buffy Meets Bridesmaids". As one does. But when I came on GR recently to scope out the full plot, I was shocked to see a very low star-rating (it's since gone up) and it made me wonder what on earth I was getting myself into with this book and if maybe this would be less of an entertaining carwreck and more of a brutal one.

"You can't be buried in a Jewish cemetery, not with tattoos."
"What gives you the impression I think there will
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
DNF At 3 hours and 53 minutes (Audio Book)

This is the second time I gave this book a shot and I still can't put up with it enough to finish it. I know for a fact that I got an hour or two into the audio book before this year but that apparently was before I updated my Goodreads page with my DNF's and the reason behind it, so oh well.

The main character was too much. I love sassy characters whose second language is sarcasm, but she was just too deep in it. It was just too in my face and it took th
TJ ☾
This was so funny I laughed the entire way through it. Nava was beyond shameless while still coming off as self-aware; her antics had me in stitches and I hope to one day possess that amount of self-confidence/so little fucks.

"You," he mimed giving a hand job, "a demon to death. I think I need therapy." He shuddered.

"I wasn't kidding about your power reflecting who you are. The magic reflects an aspect of the user's personality. You shock. Kane poisons."
I sat up straight. This was fascinating.
Sep 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
I tried with this one, I really did. However Nava was a hot mess and not in a good way. She was too self-involved and drove me nuts, I couldn't keep reading. This one just wasn't for me. ...more
Nava is one hot mess when we meet her. Her twin brother is the family's golden child, leaving Nava to feel rejected. Of course, this leads her to a party lifestyle, basically self-destructing. When she interrupts her brother's initiation into a secret demon-hunting society, Nava ends up stealing his place. She gets powers to kill demons and must join the Brotherhood which is a huge boys club. She not only battles anti-feminist views, she also ends up with a major demon on her tail. This experien ...more
DNF at 50%

ARC generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I asked for an ARC of this book from NetGalley of the book's description. "Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins." What a great first line because... come on, who doesn't like Buffy? And who didn't enjoy Bridesmaids?

And while the premise of the book is promising [main character (Nava) is inadvertently the chosen one, not her twin brother], I felt that the development of the plot and the main ch
Tamara Lush
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a witty, smart and hilarious book. I have never read an urban fiction novel prior to The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, and now I must devour the series! Deborah Wilde has created Nava Katz, the perfectly imperfect, charming and supremely entertaining heroine. Rohan, the hero, is swoony and growly. There are also gross demons, some of whom meet an untimely demise at the, uh, hands of Nava.

AND THE HUMOR. I don't normally laugh when I read romances — humor is difficult to write and most author
Rhiannon Chillingworth
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this and it is a lesson for me in not dismissing a book because of some of the reviews or rating.

I can understand how Nava would not be everyone's cup of tea, but ket me explain to you why I loved her.

You get several types of heroines in Urban Fantasy. Bad ass, but with a heart of gold behind their aloofness, bad ass with a whole dose of snark, thinks they're a bad ass, but is really a bit of an arrogant prat and then hot mess, and sort of kick ass, but own up to their hot mess st
Mar 08, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Wilde delivers on the promise of the title. Nava was a hot mess and, for much of the book, WAS rather unlikeable. She’s rude, crude (I mean who names her vagina Cuntessa de Spluge!?), and self-destructive. I was willing to forge on, hanging on to the slim hope that, since she genuinely loved her brother, things would improve.

They did and they didn’t. Nava threw herself into some truly TSTL situations, and when she revealed why she had become so out of control, the cause didn’t seem to m
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Snarky, sassy, sexy, action-packed fun for some and dread for others. This was the way to be introduced to the world of kick-azz demon hunters when you’re a girl with attitude and a huge bad boy crush. But then again maybe not the right group to be added to when following rules and being obedient are not quite your forte.

Unlikeable was a bit debatable. Who was supposed to not like her? I liked her. She was everything a rebel against life was supposed to be she was snarky, sassy, broke rules, ig
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-ebook
This is not for the faint of heart. I liked Nava, but I can see that one mightn’t ;-) . I did enjoy the crazy world building, the people who populate said world, the gender aspects, and most of all the f***ed up heroine, who hides her hurts and insecurities behind „bad behavior“, so to speak. The sex and the sex talk is pretty explicit, she even gives a name to her vagina, but strangely enough I did not mind. It was part of her characterization and character development, and therefore made sense ...more
Apr 14, 2020 rated it liked it
"Unlikeable" was an accurate description. ...more
Emma James
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

So much going on. Loved it!
We meet loud, unlikable Nava Kantz as she arrives home, hungover and late for her twin brother's initiation into the Brotherhood of David. After embarrassing herself and her family, the ceremony begins. Ari, her brother, has been preparing for this since birth and will receive his special powers. Things go wrong, and Nava gains powers, making her the first-ever demon hunter.

Nava is young and snarky, but as the story unfolds, I found myself feeling sorry for her. Imagine being second fiddle all y
Originally posted at SmexBooks-

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter is the first book in Deborah Wilde’s newest Urban Fantasy series-Nava Katz. The tagline compares the heroine to Buffy the Vampire Slayer which instantly hooked me. I adore Buffy and was curious to see how Wilde would put her spin on it. The premise is intriguing and I enjoyed the world building with its mixture of mythology and religion. A demon slaying club based on the story of David and Goliath
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A global wanderer, former screenwriter, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah Wilde writes funny urban fantasy and paranormal women’s fiction.

Her stories feature sassy women who kick butt, strong female friendships, and swoony, sexy romance. She’s all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way.


“Magic, sparks, and snark! Go Wilde.”

Other books in the series

Nava Katz (7 books)
  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting (Nava Katz, #2)
  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need (Nava Katz, #3)
  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave (Nava Katz, #4)
  • The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Fall (Nava Katz, #5)
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