Thursday, September 26, 2013

Review: Demon Chained

Demon Chained
Demon Chained by Erica Hayes

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story was definitely one I’ve never read before. The writing was totally unique, throwing the reader into a world that was probably further explained in the other books from the series that I’ve yet to read. There are all sorts of paranormals around, seemingly free to show themselves whenever they choose. There is also a pretty big sex/drug/fairy market that all the characters float in and out of.

Jewel is a firecracker of a djinni, grasping at the freedom and life she has only newly acquired, when her lamp ends up in the hands of a zombie/reanimated corpse/sexual energy vampire by the name of Tam. Tam’s got his plate full already with hunting down the men who killed his family, making out with a hot, submissive wingless fairy boy, and trying to stay out of Hell. Through some demon related drama, the aforementioned fairy boy also gets sucked into the demon drama, which results in them all fighting over an itty bitty brass lamp.

I really liked Jewel’s character a lot. She’s tough when she needs to be and knows what she wants. There’s very little indecision in her choices, which is refreshing. Tam, on the other hand, is Mr. Indecision. He’s guilty and tortured and cannot seem to make up his mind. He wants Jewel, but doesn’t want to sully her with his gross zombie bits, but he flip flops enough to drive Jewel and me insane. Tam was probably the thing that I liked least about this book. I love a sexy paranormal romance, but the talk of rotting flesh and spit really turned me off. It was a big mood killer, but it didn’t seem to bother Jewel at all, which only proceeded to disturb me further. To be fair, I’m not a fan of zombie books, so I may be overly harsh.

The rest of the book was filled with a truly unique love story that involved some good action. The world was interesting and I’d be curious to see how the rest of the series reads.

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