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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter

(Nava Katz #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  3,427 ratings  ·  416 reviews
An all-male brotherhood hunts demonic foes. But their biggest threat could be a lowly–and snarky–female initiate who’s gonna show these boys a thing or two about how to really slay a monster…

Twenty-year-old Nava Katz has filled her life with a never-ending string of casual hookups and a carefully cultivated rep as a hot mess. The only relationship she gives a damn about is
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Shelves: kindle-owned
"Unlikeable" was an accurate description.
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
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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
I loved the premise and the tag line of "Bridesmaids meets Buffy" and even though I had never read any other urban fantasy books, I was eager to read this...and I struggled.

Nava took a little work for me to get used to. Her inner monologue is crude. She's always thinking about sex, she drinks, and smokes weed. Oh and she tap dances {which to me, didn't fit at all.} Rohan had potential and I liked their banter, but it felt like the chemistry was non-existent. Nava referenced sex and her lady par
Nava Katz is the sister in the Katz family twins. Her fraternal brother Ari is destined to become a demon hunter, a Rasha, in the ultra-secret Brotherhood of David until something goes wrong with the ceremony and instead of the man who has spent most of his life training for the honour, his hot mess of a sister is anointed/chosen.

Nava, on the other hand, has lost her purpose after her dancing career was brought to an untimely end and is basically acting out, drinking, partying and banging colleg
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Fun read.
It definitely carries Wild's MO, which had me kinda distracted in the beginning. I kept seeing too many parallels between earlier books.
I grew to like the characters and ended up completely sucked in by the book. Tough girls with a bit mouth, hot sidekicks, a cute gay boys, lots of banter and fun action and world building. Looking forward to the next book!

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
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book rocks. I'm completely into it. As a matter of fact, I've just finished it & I am going straight to the 2nd book.

There are so many things I love about this book!!!
* It does NOT follow the typical UF formula. Yay!
* Several aspects are based on Jewish lifestyle & culture, which is different & very cool & I'm learning some interesting things.
* There is no "star crossed lover/soulmate situation", rather the sexual aspect is quite realistic & in no way does it take away from the main plot &
This book is a really refreshing take on the urban fantasy genre in a lot of ways. It still touches on some familiar tropes and scenes with what you might expect from an urban fantasy book featuring a supernaturally-gifted character's initiation and training in learning to deal with monsters. But there's a lot here that's fresh as well. I think the book is a little light on the urban fantasy monster-fighting elements, but there's still a lot of that there. That said, I'll mostly focus on what's ...more
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
Really impressive stuff.

✔️ Unique premise based around Jewish mythology - its details are skilfully woven in

✔️ Brilliant, hilarious heroine who is the DEFINITION of feisty and sarcastic. Also unrepentantly promiscuous

✔️ Super-hot Indian alpha hero with delicious sniping at each other

My one major ❌ is that the book was a little choppy at times in its scene changes - the heroine would go from one place to another without me being totally clear where/how this had happened. But that's pretty forgi
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel has such a fun premise – Jewish demon hunters with a female protagonist? Who doesn’t love a female bada$$? I totally had to give it a try. Wilde was not joking when she titled the book The UNLIKEABLE Demon Hunter. Nava is definitely not likeable and I tried really, really hard to like her. I don’t mind a foul mouth. I have one of those myself. But I found her sexual references crude and her obsession with sex was more than a bit out of hand. It made her seem less lost girl and more wa ...more
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A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. This award-winning author is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”

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