Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Deborah Wilde’s blog tour for The Unlikeable Demon Hunter, you can catch my review below along with a giveaway.
Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.
The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.
Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.
When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.
Too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club.
Odds of survival: eh.
Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.
When Nava accidentally is indoctrinated into the Brotherhood of David, a secret Jewish demon-hunting organisation after interrupting her twin-Brother Ari’s ceremony, quite literally stealing the job he’s trained his entire life for, she gets thrown in the deep end in more ways than one. As the first woman to ever become a ‘brother’, and to have not received the lifelong training that all brothers received Nava is at a huge disadvantage. Then her boss slash protector slash trainer is Rohan, ex rock star now super stellar demon hunter and hot stuff.
So, I really enjoyed this book, it was a bit of a slow starter for me, I took a while to warm to the story and the characters but once I did I couldn’t put the book down and got through it in record time. I loved that this book was focused around a Jewish secret organisation, I think this may be the first time I’ve read a book in this genre with a Jewish slant (as someone with no religious ties I do enjoy it when books go in different directions like this!)
Nava is a fantastic character, she’s ballsy and sexual. A woman who knows who she is and she’s comfortable with that. I love this woman and that Deborah Wilde wasn’t afraid to create a female character like this. She goes into this all-male organisation and doesn’t let anybody take her down without a fight. I know she’s supposed to be unlikeable and I could see all the reasons why, but those things only warmed her to me more. I like strong characters and Nava is nothing if she isn’t strong.
Ari her brother is a character I’d like to have seen more of, he is dealing with having the thing he’s worked his entire life for taken away, and by his Sister of all people. He’s also struggling with his feelings for one of the brothers which he’s very much in denial about, or at least when it comes to talking to Nava about them!
Rohan is a great love interest, I enjoyed his dynamic with Nava and his own strengths. I think there is a lot to learn about him still and am hoping as the series continues more will be revealed as with other characters.
There are some great fight scenes in this novel, Deborah Wilde has come up with some fantastic demon’s and with them comes some original fights.
Overall, this was an original entry into the genre, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what Nava gets up to next!
Sending a huge thanks to Deborah Wilde and InkSlinger PR for the eARC so that I could honestly review this book.
About Deborah Wilde
A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes adult urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She 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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Title: The Unlikeable Demon Hunter #1
Series: Nava Katz #1
Author: Deborah Wilde
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: 18 April 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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