By: Larissa Ione
Published By: Piatkus
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 356 Pages
RATING: 5 INTRIGUING DEMONIC STARS
Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy. A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts-or succumb to a madman's evil plans.
BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:
I am fast becoming addicted to Larissa’s, Demonica series, this world of smexi demons and some not so smexi demons, has me quite captivated and looking forward to the next book.
This is a well written installment that delivers the * gasp* villain who knows how to get under your skin. Pun intended.
Shade and Runa are our romantic hook up in this book. I really like Shade, he is flawed, well, duh, he is a demon. He comes with some excess baggage, being that crazy curse of his, the Maluncoeur.
A very creative curse.
Runa is no longer the person she used to be ( seriously I could be doing quite a few puns in this review, I'll contain myself ) and she has some secrets of her own.
Runa and Shade wake up in a dungeon chained, awaiting the robed villain to seal their fate.
Shade isn’t going to let a little thing like being chained up and tortured stop him from getting Runa and himself out of Dodge, because Dodge isn’t looking like too much fun.
Wraith is a character I connected more with in this installment. The boy has some layers and he is living life a little too carelessly and on the wild side, which will come back and bite him on his smexi demon butt, no doubt.
Eidelon is the word of reason out of the three brothers. I do keep forgetting he is a demon. He has a good heart, as far as being a demon goes.
Wraith doesn’t let me forget he is a demon. That boy has some serious issues at the moment.
I really like Kynan’s character, his life just became a whole lot more complicated and I like the sound of Runa’s brother, Arik.
Gem is another fave character of mine. I love her physical appearance, she rocks the goth look and her blue hair. I would love an artists impression of her. I shall look about and see what's on Deviant Art. Never know.
What I liked about this installment is, by the end of this second book, things have moved considerably along with the direction some of the sub characters are taking and indeedy the series plot.
I’m intrigued to read more, I can see how this series has the ability to turn into The Lords Of Deliverance. If you know that series, then you know where that headed. I went ahead and had a snoop at the first books blurb.
Currently demons share the world with humans, mostly unknown to them. But, there are groups who know about them.
We’ve got The Aegis and now R-XR, aka Raider X Regiment. Things are starting to change and get a lot deeper in this world of demons and humans.
The plot was more fleshed out in this installment. It’s getting quite juicy.
A Demonica book doesn’t come without a good dose of smexi demon romance. Shade and Runa certainly turn up the heat in this installment. They make a great coupling with some surprises and some witty banter between characters.
“And everyone says Wraith is the smartass of the family.”
Shade’s mind screamed. How did this sonofabitch know about Wraith?
“That’s a common misconception. Dickhead.”
I’m looking forward to Passion Unleashed , Demonica # 3.
Bring on my library reservation.