Demons Not Included
Meet Nyx. This half-human, half–Drow private eye investigates paranormal crimes by day and is an elite Tracker of demons by night. She prefers working solo—and playing rough. So when a terrifying force starts murdering innocent humans and paranorms, and leaving strange demonic symbols burned into their buildings, it’s a case Nyx takes very personally…
Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. – Terry Pratchett
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Didn't happen. The characters and the world in which they exist lacked any real depth. Even the protagonist was a bit of a Mary Sue. I couldn't connect with any of them. I ...more
Cheyenne McCray has done such a good job with the secondary characters that I like them more than the primary ones. Nadia's past in the Bermuda Triangle sounds exotic and intriguing, and Olivia DeSantos is undoubtedly awesome. Unlike ...more
Nyx is a one-of-a-kind gal--half-human, half-Drow. By day she's a blonde human--at night she's an amethyst (NOT ...more
Well, I couldn't reach 25% on this second attempt either. The main character just drove me absolutely nuts. If I had to listen to her talk about using her "XPhone" instead of just "phone" one ...more
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I almost gave up on the book, ...more
My biggest turn-off was the main character and how the author wrote about her. Congrats! You're half-Drow, you're a princess, and you wear designer clothes! We really don't need to be reminded of it every few ...more
I read Demons Not Included because I had heard a lot of great things about Cheyenne McCray.
This review was originally posted on my old blog Books That Hook. I am updating it and expanding on many of my original points.
Quick Review: I hated the main character, but I liked the action, pacing, and story line.
Nyx is half-human, half Drow (dark elf). She looks like a human during the daytime, but at night she's purple (yes, I said purple, notamethyst ...more
It was pretty darn good too. Some of the beginning details are fuzzy since I was reading them while at the beginning of my cold which is slowly going away now, but when I picked it back up today! WOW! I was blown away. I was wondering why it took me so long to finish the book, then again being sick chimed ...more
Nyx has worked really hard to get the position that she's in. Which is no easy ...more
Half-human, half-Drow princess Nyx is a Tracker who defends her city against the big and small creatures of the Otherworld in NY. She solves cases and kicks butt with her former NYPD partner Olivia when she isn't shopping or salivating after hottie human liasion cop, Adam.
Something nasty in the form of Demons, has been murdering paranorms and now...Trackers and humans.
Nyx isn't going to take this lying down, even if she has to do all the dirty work all by extra special self.
My primary complaint was the first person narrative. I really don't like them. I always wonder why exactly the person is telling the story in the first place. It's exacerbated in this case because the ...more
Pleasantly surprised, Demons Not Included was actually OK. Nothing special but certainly readable enough even if 'some of the goo splattered my pants' (easily cleaned, one of the ...more
This origin story had many wonderful things to recommend it and deserves a higher rating than I am giving it. This fast paced new series introduces us to a variety of paranormals with unusual gifts living alongside humans, working together. More clearly stated, the secondary characters were easily accessible to me as a reader definitely established their own places in this series, while keeping in mind that is for Nyx to say how important they will be. ...more
In her spare time she loves to torture characters—whether they’re misbehaving or not—and kill off deserving individuals. She also totally gets off on blowing things up. All fictionally, of course. She’d rather chew glass ...more