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DEMON HEART, by Emma L. AdamsEmma big

Genre: new-adult, urban-fantasy/ paranormal-romance

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Release: October 19, 2015

Cover Artist: Amy Chitulescu

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This book was provided to me by the publisher Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.

Description:

Can a demon’s heart of ice be thawed?

Ash may have escaped death several times, but now things are finally looking up. The doppelganger is gone, she’s dating Leo, and the Venantium are staying away from her – for now. But a new threat rises from the Darkworld, and only the fortune-teller knows the true extent of the danger they’re in.

Lucifer, a sorcerer who did the impossible and cheated death through escaping to the Darkworld, is on the move. Now his second-in-command, Mephistopheles the demon, is loose in our world – and will do anything to win Ash over to his side.

The Venantium fear a repeat of the Demon Wars, the demonic invasion that wiped out the Blackstone family. But there’s more to those events than the records reveal. When Ash finds the lost diary of Melivia Blackstone, she starts to dig into the past to find the town’s forgotten history – leading to a revelation that shocks her to the core.

Leo seems to be the only person Ash can rely on, yet can she truly open up to him, knowing what she is? Blackstone’s dark history is rising to the surface, and it seems even memory can lie. The worst betrayal waits around the corner, and Ash has to decide whether to trust Leo with her darkest secret, even when it has the potential to destroy them both…

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About The Author:

Emma L Adams

Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and inappropriate humour. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.
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My Review

Ash has just survived almost being killed and being framed for murder by a doppelganger, and is now ready for some quiet time with her new boyfriend Leo. Unfortunately, things are just heating up in the Darkworld with Lucifer and his second-in-command Mephistopheles on the loose, and soon Ash is caught up in the center of it all.
Ash has also found out a lot more than she had bargained for about who she really is and why her magic is so diffferent than those of her circle of friends. She has yet to find out what her part is in the whole mysterious goings-on and is fearful that her new relationship would not survive the truth.Meanwhile she is tortured by nightmares that seem to be a part of a larger picture but how does she factor in and who is responsible for these dreams.

Demon Heart is intriguing and has all the elements of a good paranormal fantasy. The main plot is supported by smaller subplots which captures the reader’s interest. One is constantly caught up along with the characters in trying to figure out who, what and why.

I loved the feeling of camaraderie shared by Ash and her friends and I could understand her not wanting to be ostracized if her secret came out. The other characters were also present enough and didn’t fade away into the background and I got to know them more and to understand what drove and shaped them.

I think the big reveal was interesting even though I was able to guess it beforehand. It was still entertaining to watch it unfold and come together.

Rating

4 stars

Lovers of YA fantasy and paranormal romance would gobble this one up!! I would suggest reading the previous books in the series also.

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