Reaver. Larissa Ione

Reaver (Demonica Novel)

Reaver. Larissa Ione
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I loved the early Demonica series, and the new Bound by Night beginnings but I’ve not read any of the Lords of Deliverance. That proved to be a mistake I think as this books draws heavily on events from those. I found the names and different characters and their histories – spanning some 5,000 years – just too difficult to follow. I’ve always enjoyed Larissa’s style of writing, and maybe if I’d read the L of D series this book would have worked better for me. I enjoyed meeting the Demonica brothers again – always loved their snarky humour and devious ways, but this book had so many others including the leads, Reaver and Harvester, that I didn’t really understand that I couldn’t get into it. It seemed to be endless battles with people I didn’t know, and about characters and events I didn’t understand. It was pretty graphic and gruesome at times too – and I’m a terrible wimp about stuff like that. If I’m engaged with the story my mind slips over too much blood and gore but when I’m not I get hit by it in full flood 😦
Its a typical L.I. novel in that its full of action, complex plots and spicy sex scenes, and I think if you’ve followed and loved the Lords series this will be a hit with you. As always its well written, with realistic characters and multiple story arcs leading to a grand finale. Just not one for me, which was something that came as a shock, as I’ve so much enjoyed her other books I’ve read.
Stars: three. A well written book that just didn’t engage me.
ARC supplied by Netgalley

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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