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3.96  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Demon hunter Jack Grenard's life changed three years ago when his wife was brutally murdered by the very demons he'd been hunting. At the urging of his partner Cam Macarro, he's starting a new life in Atlanta, hoping he'll find the man he used to be. But on a routine hunt, they come across a new type of demon--one that saves instead of kills.

Meanwhile, demons across Atlant
Paperback, 296 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Sun's Golden Ray Publishing
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Do you ever get tired of reading books with the same courageous/badass/can do no wrong type of main characters where their only real struggle is asking for help? Don’t get me wrong, I love those kinds of books but sometimes I need something new and refreshing. Especially when it comes to urban fantasy books. I was happily surprised to find out that Resurgence wasn’t that type of book!

Jack is a fiercely loyal character who has no doubts about what is good vs evil. When he sees someone who’s strug
Meradeth Houston
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been really looking forward to this release for a long while. Urban Fantasy has long been one of my favorite genres, and I've always enjoyed Evans' books. This one was no exception! Evans sets up an interesting world where demons are living among us and can turn humans into their kind. So, of course, there's a gov't agency to help control everything, which is rather bogged down in the bureaucracy and rules and regulations and paperwork (seriously, just reading about all the paperwork made m ...more
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Another awesome book by S. Usher Evans!!!
What I loved:
~Jack and Cam are great partners with no romance going on between them! This is awesome! I love the partnership they have!
~Cam is strong, confident and sassy!!!
~Jack - grieving for his wife and trying to move forward, seeing him work through the grief, with some set-backs, S. Usher Evans captured this emotion so well.
~all the different demons, looking forward to learning more about them in the next 2 books.
~the mystery woman who is killing
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the third book I have read by S. Usher Evans and I have enjoyed each one more than the last. Demons! Redemption! Kick-ass Main Character! What is not to like?

Resurgence hits on several hard subjects, including Domestic Violence, Loss, and Depression; and it makes you pause. The characters are relatable and will push you through the emotional wringer.

I love that Cam and Jack have a strong platonic relationship. They back each up and roll with the punches. The fact that Cam is business min
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Resurgence was one of the best books I read in 2017. I loved it. A LOT!

Jack Grenard’s story was one full of action, strong-friendships, realistic characters, demons and…pain. The main reasons why I ended up loving another one of S. Usher Evans books was because of the set of realistic and mysterious characters she introduces us to, and the amazing plot line that evolved around demons, demon hunters and their nightmare: demon spring.

Once again, S. Usher Evans writing managed to captivate me
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite book from S Usher Evans so far. I didn't really know what to expect when I started it. I knew it was about an agent who'd lost his wife and he was going be to work with his former partner. I also knew there was a demon killing demon which was very curious to me. Once I was about a quarter of the way through the book I was hooked. It was reminiscent of Laurell K. Hamilton without all the freaky sex (just normal sex here). I read the whole thing in about 3 days (about 100 pages ...more
jospeh jack
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Vikki Chi-Mera
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Was a different from her regular books. I loved the series. I enjoyed the three main characters.
I love that the two female characters were both strong in their own way. I read my books as soon as they came in. I had a hard time putting them down once the story started rolling. Initially, it was a little hard to get into it. The story line was really different. Once, it took off it just kept on going. I had to know what would happen next.
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

*review to come closer to release date*
Jen Davis
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s been a while since I’ve given a new Urban Fantasy a try; I guess that’s partly because so many of them follow the same formula. You know, a young snarky woman who doesn’t seem that special suddenly becomes special and then turns out to be stronger/smarter/or generally more special than anyone expected, then falls in love with a sexy alpha guy before vanquishing the Big Bad. Those are the bones of 90% of the UF series out there, and honestly, at this point I only stick with the authors I kno ...more
Katie Carroll
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jack Giradi's been out of the business of hunting demons since his wife was murdered. Three years later Cam Macarro, his former partner at the government agency that deals with demons, convinces him to get back in the game. With a fresh start in the Atlanta division, Jack finds his skills are a bit rusty, but that doesn't stop Jack and Cam from diving right into the action. While everyone prepares for the quadrennial demon uprising, the pair find themselves involved with a demon like they've nev ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an e-arc in exchange for an honest review.

From the moment I saw this book’s description I just knew that I HAD TO READ IT! It instantly reminded me of two of my favorite things…The Dresden Files and Supernatural. It also takes place in Atlanta, so of course that made it all the more awesome for me!

Urban Fantasy is one of my all time favorite genres and this book did not disappoint. You get a lot of back story in this book but, come on, you NEED backstory to tell you just what the heck
Taylor Winsor
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Trigger warnings for grief, depression and domestic abuse. There is also sex on page, not completely detailed, but enough so that anyone sex-repulsed may want to skip or skim that scene.

Resurgence is the first book of the Demon Spring trilogy and because of this, it does start out slow, due to world building, but it does pick up in the latter half of the book, and many exciting things happen. But, the world building was done so magnificently that I honestly can not complain about that slowness.
Robyn Bennis
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of S. Usher Evans for a while, and this is her best work yet. It deserves to be on bestseller lists, because it’s as good or better than most of the urban fantasy you’ll find on them. It’s that rare book which manages to be a good thriller, and has plenty of action, but also thoughtfully examines the human condition.

Jack has been pulled back into the demon-policing game after a long absence due to the death of his wife, and he kind of sucks at it. I love that! It was such a risky
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every 4 years a Demon Spring happens, where demons come to earth from a fissure and wreak havoc. Unfortunately, humans are fair game and they have nothing that can kill the demons short of cutting off their heads. Partners Jack and Cam work for ICDM and in the years between Demon Spring, they work with local demons that live on earth to keep the peace. But rumors of the upcoming demon spring say it will be one of the worst and that Bael, the king of demons, will resurface after over 100 years of ...more
Amna  the_book_witch_of_hogwarts
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Different from all the heroes/heroines I’ve read so far. Jack sounded quite funny for me from the beginning, until the story reached the climax. He was backward at the beginning. Being a widower whose wife was killed by the exact demon he was looking for, I was expecting him to be very aggressive and revenging. He sounded quite backward but his character development was impressing. His development was thoroughly visible to the readers throughout the story. Jack, fighting his weaknesses and overc ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indie
I've been a fan of Evans for a while, and each time a new series comes out, I love it more than the last. This one is in a new genre for her, and the world she creates in it is unique while still having ties to real-world mythologies. There's a good balance of setting/backstory, action, and character development in this first installment of the series. As always, the best part of her book is the main characters; the protagonist Jack faces grief, loss, and peril while avoiding strongman hero clic ...more
Apr 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I loved this story! The irony of a demon killing other demons to save humans is sweet. When said demon accidentally runs into two members of the international organization dedicated to controlling demons on earth and saves their lives, the game is on.

Jack and Cam are partners, best friends, and related via Jack’s dead wife who was also Cam’s sister. Cam is trying to bring Jack back into the fold, but he lost heart when demons killed his beloved Sara. Enter a beautiful and powerful demon who want
Sandy Blackwell
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received an arc copy for a gladly shared review. Not your typical good guy, bad guy, some romance, kick butt and save humanity. The two main characters have an awesome bond and read as people you would actually know. As badass as they are, they are relatable. I can't wait to start book 2 and highly recommend. ...more
Kristin Wallin
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a follower of Jim Butcher, I love the urban fantasy genre and this book did not disappoint. The personal and professional drama of the main character drew one in and set the reader up for fascinating read with an explosive ending. How does one return to normal when everything has been turned on its head? Good, evil, and free will are themes that start small and continue to grow bolder.
Katrina Mauldin
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book telling myself “read for 30 minutes and then go take a nap”. Here I am a couple hours later, book done and zero desire to nap. It is very easy to get sucked into the Demon Spring world and I can’t wait to crack open the second in the series.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A promising start

I enjoyed reading this story, it certainly is an interesting and promising start to a different kind of story about demons. The abusive relationship put a different angle on Anya’s actions and her eventual repentance made her a likeable character. And I just feel for Jack. I’d be very interested in finding out what happens next!
Feb 04, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of Supernatural or Urban Fantasy, you will love this!! S. Usher Evans has made a fan out of me as a reader. She has been able to write in a way that you can feel what a character feels in that moment and not very many authors have been able to do this so authentically. She is also able to build a world around her characters while keeping you on your toes from the get-go.
In this book Resurgence, we meet Cam and Jack who not only demon come from a long line of demon hunters; but
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What I liked:

Organization. From categorizing the demons according to their powers to having a demon hunter organization with a proper hierarchy, all the things are very well defined and appealed to the organization freak in me.
Background. The book starts with descriptions of various demons. Not just this, the author has done a wonderful job of covering all bases while giving the background stories and I found no loose ends.
Powerful female characters
Alice (Alice's Book Vault)
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book. I chose to review it and this in no way impacts my opinion of it.

What I liked
1) Demons! I love demons.
2) Demon hunters! exciting.
3) An awesome male/female friendship! Guys and Gals can be JUST friends.
4) Cam. She's feisty.

What I didn't like
1) Sloooooooow. I found the novel to be quite slow, which I understand as there was a lot of background building, but man, give me some action!
2) Too much background building/history. At times it felt like I was re
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
MAJOR TW: Grief, Depression, Suicide, & Domestic Violence

This book is electric from start to finish. The characters are gobsmackingly genuine, the world building well crafted, and the action every bit as enticing as one could hope!

The real highlight for me is Jack, the main protagonist. His journey with grief and the road it takes him down with mental illness are hard hitting. I didn't expect that from this particular story, but I related to ridiculous levels and found myself holding back tears
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author, and I don’t think it’s going to be the last. The book is also the first book in a new series. I confess I wasn’t sure how I was going to rate this book, a four or a five. I’m still waffling on which rating to give it. The author did an excellent job with the writing, the characters, and the plot, and I quite enjoyed the book from start to finish. I really liked the way the characters felt real, especially in the way Jack’s grief made him react. ...more
Cyrene Olson
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a promising start to a series and a solid read. Demon Hunters, Jack and Cam have been partners for a long time, Jack even having married Cam’s sister – Sara. But Sara was killed by a demon attack 3 yrs ago, and Jack has been out of the game since. When he transfers to Atlanta, to once again team up with Cam, he’ll need to get back into the game since an event known as a Demon Spring is about to happen, and when it does, thousands of demons from the Underworld are released on mankind.
Allen Shepherd
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again S. Usher Evans shows us why we come back to her stories and worlds over and over again. She has built a world that fully engrosses you in the characters and the trips they are going on. There are some scenes in this book that had me really wondering what was going to happen next. The demons and their lore I swear I could spend hours just learning the lore of the demons in her world. And boy does she know how to write a third act... I mean I did not want to put the book down when I got ...more
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S. Usher Evans is an author, blogger, and witty banter aficionado. Born in Pensacola, Florida, she left the sleepy town behind for the fast-paced world of Washington, D.C.. There, she somehow landed jobs with BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Television before finally settling into a "real job" as an IT consultant. After a quarter life crisis at age 27, she decided consulting was for ...more

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