(Website, Twitter)Published by Te Da Media on April 18, 2017
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.
The Unlikable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde had my attention at the description – Bridesmaids meets Buffy…I’m in. I have enjoyed Wilde’s books in the past so of course I jumped at the opportunity to read this series by her.
Nava Katz isn’t really destined for anything anymore…until she is. Her twin, Ari, has been groomed to be the chosen one in her family and when things go completely wrong, the entire family is thrown for a loop.
Nava was an interesting character. There were times where I found her annoying and other times where I was on her side. She never asked to be in the situation she was thrown into and she did what she could to make the best of it. As the only girl in a group of all male demon hunters, she is definitely at a disadvantage. Nava acts tough and does whatever she needs to in order to keep her distance but that is mostly a way of protecting herself Unfortunately she didn’t really have the support of anyone around her – especially from Ari who is supposed to be there no matter what.
As Nava dives right into her training to make up for the years she missed, she is immediately drawn into a world of demons, monsters, and hot men – including her leader, Rohan. Rohan also happens to be a former rock star and he isn’t afraid to push Nava as much as he possibly can. The banter between these characters was good and one of the pieces I liked most.
Wilde did a solid job of building out the characters around Nava. The rest of the demon hunters, her demon friend Leo, and Ari all helped move the story along and added to the rest of the story. The “Big Bad” in this book has plans and they include getting back at Nava for killing his spawn. I have to say, the actual description alone of Asmodeus made him interesting. Of course, not one to sit back, Nava jumps right in and basically has Leo put the word out that Nava is looking for him and that leads to the start of all the action.
Overall I found this book one interesting. While at times I thought Nava was unnecessarily crude, it is clear she has some history that has pushed her to be how she is. There is plenty of action and sexy times and if you like urban fantasy (or don’t know if you do) consider checking this out. While at times I struggled with the characters, the story was an interesting one and I look forward to seeing where Wilde takes Nava next.
Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.