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Published by Te Da Media on June 26th 2017
50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed of hunter.
After a bumpy start as the only female demon hunter in the top secret Brotherhood of David, Nava Katz heads to Prague for her first undercover mission: unmasking a demon movie star. She’d be all kinds of thrilled if it weren’t for the fact that her fellow hunter-with-benefits, Rohan Mitra, has reclaimed his rock star status and assigned Nava the role of groupie.
Rejecting her “be a good girl and follow orders” directive, Nava unleashes an alter ego guaranteed to hook their celebrity target and drive Rohan crazy. No downside–until she finds herself up against Rohan’s past, the Brotherhood’s antiquated thinking, and her own identity issues, turning her personal life into the bomb that could blow up the entire operation.
Sparkly and deadly; it’s a plan.
The Unlikable Demon Hunter: Sting is book two in Deborah Wilde’s series which is branded as “Bridesmaids meets Buffy” and if you are looking for a paranormal book with a main character who really doesn’t have things figured out, you should consider this series.
I found myself enjoying Sting a bit more than I did book one as Nava is slowly getting settled in her new role as a demon hunter. She is very focused on getting the Brotherhood to consider helping her brother since she took his place with the demon hunters. Nava is also headed out with Rohan to go undercover so they can unmask a demon movie star but she and Rohan both have to face the feelings they have and as I’ve come to realize, nothing is really easy with Nava.
As Nava, Rohan, and Drio head to Prague, Nava is given the directive that she needs to follow instructions completely and of course, we all know that isn’t very realistic. While she does go against orders every now and then…ok, more often than not…I have to admit, in most cases Nava was spot on. She may not have as much experience as Rohan and Drio in the demon arena but she definitely knows how to gain someone’s attention and that is what pushes the story forward and gets Samson to reveal himself.
The other piece to this story is Rohan going back into the music world. He definitely had some challenges the first time around and because this mission requires him to jump back into that role, it forces both Rohan and Nava to face some things about themselves that they may not have if he didn’t go back. We also get to learn more about one of Rohan’s songs and what/who it is about. I think that is the trigger that forces Nava to start to figure out what she wants.
Of course, as the story progresses, there is a lot of action, some shenanigans, and of course some hook-ups that all come together as a great book two in this series. The character and story development was great and both the introduction of new characters as well as seeing some old favorites helped not only move the story forward but also made me more invested in what happens next for all.
If you are looking for a new paranormal series, consider checking this one out. While I struggled a bit with Nava in book one, I found myself drawn into her story more in this book and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Of course, the ending was a killer and I can’t say why but once you read it, you will completely understand. I’m looking forward to book three and will be patiently waiting to get my hands on it.
Thank you to the author for the review copy!