Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Demon Royale: Tour Stop, Review

Title: Demon Royale
Author: Jill Cooper
Buy Now: Amazon

Goodreads Synopsis:

The only thing worse than dying, is running away… 

Since becoming employed by a supernatural protection agency, Natalie Johnson’s life has been more interesting than ever. While most teens are working on their summer tans, Natalie works on slaughtering the undead lurking just outside her town’s borders.

The workload takes more than just a toll on her love life, it dampens her spirit and her health, as the town is plagued by a mysterious murderer intent on stealing the residents’ souls. Natalie’s investigation is hampered by her declining health and the sicker she gets, the more inadequate she feels.

Guilt over her inability to act, weighs heavily on Natalie’s shoulders during a time when her strength is needed more than ever. As some of those closest to her begin to lose faith, she must make the hardest stand yet to save the soul of the one person she can always count on:

The Slayer.


I am not sure if you guys remember this, but I actually reviewed book one in the series a while back, and I did a cover reveal on this book a few weeks ago. I've been looking forward to reading it, since I had enjoyed book one. It actually took me a chapter or so to get into this book, because I've read book one in the summer, I just completely forgot what happened, so it took me a while trying to get reacquainted with the characters. Here is my review of book one: The Dream Slayer.

I wasn't really certain at first about the cover, the one of Dream Slayer was heaps better. Not that this one isn't gorgeous, I am just not sure it fits the whole theme of the book.

When you live two lives, things get a little messy, even with one of the lives being in a dream world. But Natalie knows just how real her dream world can get. With the aftermaths of the events in the Dream Slayer, Natalie is left with a job she'd never anticipated, with help from unexpected sources and more danger on both ends.

I am not sure how much I can say on the story itself, because I don't want to accidentally burn things up for those of you who haven't had a chance to read book one, but all I will tell you is things are taken to a higher level and the stakes are higher. There are more enemies, and she no longer has free reign as a paladin like she was in her dreams.

As I said before, I absolutely love Jill's writing, I love the style and I did enjoy Natalie's character. There were fun surprises and additions in this book and I quite liked that very much. I can't wait for more books in this series.

Rating: 4/5

Author Bio:
Jill Cooper loves tea more than coffee and is obsessed over finding that perfect recipe. She lives in Danvers, MA with two cats, a toddler, a husband, and a 1964 yellow taxi. Her life is chaotic, but fun. She is currently working on a new Sci-fi thriller and the sequel to the Dream Slayer. 

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