Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Break: Angels and Demons by Tarra Blaize

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
Layla Roads’ life is a laundry list of irony. Trailer trash. High school dropout. Beautiful liar. Highly skilled computer hacker. And one additional, extraordinary gift: the ability to see the demons and angels engaged in a ferocious battle on the urban streets at night.

When kidnappers hold her brother, Layla finds herself up to her neck in a plot to bring down a powerful blood demon. A crude, sexual, violent demon who kills without flinching, pushes her buttons, and looks at her with too-knowing eyes. What’s worse is she feels an answering tug of desire.

It doesn’t take Gethin long to figure out he has a pretty traitor on his hands—and that she’s being blackmailed. As a lone human female her quest to save her brother is hopeless—just like the attraction between them. For even if Gethin helps her save all she holds dear, she can never be his…
My Thoughts: I was very, very impressed with this story.  I loved the world that Tarra Blaize created.  I loved Gethin and his ruthlessness.  I felt for Layla.  Simply put, I was highly impressed that a world this complex was brought to life in so few words.

In a lot of the books, it seems like demons are softened up and made to be less vicious, more human.  I liked that Gethin would torture and kill to get what he needed.  I liked his ruthless attitude toward his enemies but I also liked that he was willing to listen to Layla and learn why she had betrayed him.  I think I've just contradicted that first sentence now.  I bemoan the humanized demons but I like how he has a heart under all his ruthless, blood thirsty ways.

Regardless, I really enjoyed myself with this story.  I'd definitely read more by this author.

1 comment:

  1. Great review. I'm into vicious demons with a heart, too. =) Thanks for sharing.