Thursday, August 4, 2016

Review: Demon's Daughter (Cursed #1) by Amy Braun

Book Blurb:

Wanted by law enforcement. Chased by drug cartels. Hunted by demons...

Constance Ramirez has more than her share of problems when it comes to protecting her adopted sister, Andromeda. Especially since Andromeda isn’t fully human, and her strange powers are dangerous and out of control.

But Constance will do anything to keep her safe, which won’t be easy with bounty hunters hired by the drug cartel she betrayed looking to capture her, and savage monsters seeking to take Andromeda for their own dark purposes.

Being a big sister has never been so hard... Or so deadly.

My Review:

4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Angels, Another-World, Mystery, Scary, Supernatural--

Constance has always protected her adoptive sister Dru, regardless of what that entails. She would do anything to keep Dru safe, including joining a Mexican cartel and working her way up to enforcer by torture and murder as her tools. But now they are on the run from something besides the US Marshals and the cartel, something much more dangerous. Demons are hunting them, and Dru and her abilities is their main target.

So basically this is a female version of the television show Supernatural, except much darker (yes, I know, hard to do right?) A girl will do anything to save her younger sister, who has strange powers they don’t understand, with no other family, while demons are on their trail, yet they help others along the way and avoid the police. Sounds familiar, at least to me who is a die-hard Supernatural fanatic. I see the correlation, but I don’t mean it as a negative and the book is different enough to be its own story but the underlying plot resounds.

The story starts right in the middle of action, with Dru being on fire and then a demon attack, so the reader is thrown into the battle instantly. There are moments of memories/flashbacks used as tool to explain how Constance and Dru came to this point in their lives, but it is slow to reveal the connection. Constance is the main character of the book and is willing to hurt others to save her sister, even though at times she is slightly afraid of Dru (or at least what she can do and the uncertainty of who she is). Constance was not the most likeable or relatable of characters, full of anger and guilt towards herself yet really unyielding and moody. At times her anxiety and paranoia come through, which is very believable with what she has experienced, I guess.

The book had plenty of twists to keep me on my toes and questions that were raised and not fully answered by the end of the book. The subject matter is very dark, like I mentioned before, talking all kinds of tortures, murder, rape, drugs, killing demons, the messy/disturbing aspects of exorcisms, gore everywhere…just to name a few topics that were not easy to speed through. This is the first in a trilogy, so I guess I will have to read more to find out what will happen next.

I received this title from the author in return for my honest review.

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