Tuesday, December 18, 2012


By: Karina Cooper
Published By : Avon, Harper Collins
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from library , 348 Pages


Blurb: Goodreads

When the world went straight to hell, humanity needed a scapegoat to judge, to blame . . . to burn.

As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she's been found in a New Seattle strip club—by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.

A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in the cause: trawling the fringes of society for the murderous witches who threaten what's left of the world. Forced into a twisting web of half-truths and lies, he has to stay close to the most sensuous and electrifying woman he has ever seen and manipulate her into leading him to the he witch he has to kill: her brother. Silas doesn't know that Jessie's his enemy, only that he wants her, needs her, even as he lies to her... and must protect her until his final breath.

BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Jessie and Caleb Leigh are both witches. Jessie hasn’t seen her brother in a long time, after he took off, abandoned her. He is blocking her so she can’t find him. She lives a nomadic life, changing jobs and places to stay one step ahead of the all too present danger that awaits her kind.

Silas Smith, soldier, packing muscle , works for the Holy Order. He is a missionary.

A witch hunter.

He ALWAYS gets his witch.

Caleb is the witch he is after, but to get to Caleb he needs Jessie. Jessie has stayed under his witch radar for some reason. She isn’t suspected.

Silas Smith is all soldier, he is on a mission to retrieve Caleb and to kill witches. Bodies are turning up of females, ritually slaughtered.

Has Caleb turned to the dark side? Is he behind these killings?

There is something about Jessie, Silas can’t resist. He badly wants to resist. He is all anger and grit, packed into a hard bod.

When his anger starts to sizzle....* waggles eyebrows * ...it is hot!

New Seattle is built above Old Seattle. Scrapers made of metal and glass. Built atop the underground, buried ruins, of the original Seattle, where danger lurks and villains kill.

Survival is hard.

Jessie works the strip clubs...... strictly bartending.

I really like Matilda. Can they keep her secret? Will Silas keep her secret?

Josh shows us the Silas that can’t forgive himself. Where some of his ..err... hardened attitude comes from. I like Josh, he is a cool dude and makes no excuses, holds no grudges.

Naomi, the jury is still out on her, for me. She is a good soldier, maybe to good to see the corrupt, the evil that is lurking below the surface.

Power is an addictive , consuming thing, to some.

This is a high octane read. Fast paced. Gritty. Smexi. A world that is unforgiving and brutal if you are a witch. A world that is just hard to survive if you are a human. The world has changed, it is darker and it just got a whole lot more dangerous.

This book was a gritty romp in Urban Fantasy that I really enjoyed.



  1. I think I have a book from this series, those abs are hard to forget. This is why I love UF, ilthe tension never fails to get me all hot & bothered when done right.


    1. Hey Miss B, oh yes, ding-a-ling-ling, those abs he has eaten some rocks!

      I think you girls would enjoy this book. It is a great romp in gritty UF. I have book 2 waiting for me at library tomorrow. Woot!!


  2. Yay! I love these books. Silas is delicious, but just wait until you get alone time with Simon later in the series. Nom.

    You'll want to keep devouring these. Karina does a good job of merging category romance tropes into an urban fantasy setting. Too fun.

    1. Hi Chelsea,

      I have the next two waiting for me at library. Simon you say..oooo looking forward to meeting him :)

      Thanks for dropping by!



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