Full Disclosure: I'm not very good at writing reviews for books I inhale in one-sitting, and I hate revealing spoilers, so collecting my thoughts regarding this novel is difficult to say the least. To put it simply, I loved it! The writing is smooth, the pace is steady with exciting bursts of speed, the overall theme is well-integrated and the characters are complex instead of being predictable and one-dimensional.
If you haven't read Demon Lore, book 1 of the series, then this part contains a spoiler (although the blurb gives this away, too). The book starts out with Gin attending the funeral of her dead lover. This scene was very poignant and the emotions were real and raw. I love the added complexity to Gin's already authentic, imperfect character, and even after finishing the book, this scene stuck with me.
I also enjoyed the scene with coffee. When you read the book, you'll know what I'm referring to. I laughed out loud and totally related to Gin in that moment.
END OF SPOILER
The tension between Gin and Aidan is amped up another notch in this book, and I'm now affectionately calling them Gindan. We learn more about both characters and their complicated pasts. We also get a few more answers regarding Gin's demon huntress skills and the bracelet that claimed her. Some of my favorite parts of this book involved a particular Demon and I can't wait to learn more about him,
If you haven't read the first book -- Demon Lore (A Demon Huntress Novel Book 1) -- I highly suggest you start there. Although Demon Kissed can stand on its own, I think the books should be read in order to gain a full understanding of events. Besides, Demon Lore was an awesome book, too, so what are you waiting for?
DEMON KISSED is filled with complex characters who interact with snappy, witty dialogue while they race to find answers. Karilyn Bentley's writing provides a suspenseful plot with a dynamic pace and laugh-out-loud moments. The surprises revealed leave the reader wanting more (in a good way). Bring on book 3!
~*I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*~
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