Monday, February 16, 2015

Deadly Wrong by S.M. Reine [Review]

 Deadly Wrong by S.M. Reine
Deadly Wrong (Preternatural Affairs #5) by S.M. Reine
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: December 28, 2014

Preternatural Affairs
1. Witch Hunt
2. Silver Bullet
3. Hotter Than Helltown
4. Shadow Burns
5. Deadly Wrong - Kindle
6. Ashes and Arsenic

S.M. Reine
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Isobel Stonecrow’s life has an expiration date: One month, two weeks, four days, and six hours remaining.

Not that she’s counting.

When she signed a contract giving her soul and memories to a demon named Ander, she didn’t expect that she would ever have to face termination. But now Ander is dead and she’ll be following suit if she can’t find a way to dissolve the deal.

Too bad she can’t remember anything from the time before she signed the contract.

Fritz Friederling, a billionaire demon hunter who owns several businesses in Hell, isn’t ready to give up on Isobel. But she isn’t sure that working with Fritz is better than dying. She doesn’t know much about her past life, but she knows that she signed Ander’s contract for a reason—and that getting away from Fritz was a significant part of it.

Escaping her contract means remembering the life that she chose to forget. And it means trusting Fritz Friederling, who Isobel fears might be the biggest danger of all…
Thoughts on Deadly Wrong: Good gravy, I love the twists and turns S.M. Reine throws into her books. Things that I thought were straightforward and uncomplicated have a way of getting turned on their side and shook up. It makes me ridiculously giddy.

Isobel's story definitely took a turn I didn't expect. Her lack of memory from her life before she signed her contract meant that anything could have been on the table as far as her past was concerned. The glimpses we've been given are just that. Glimpses. Things aren't what they seem and even Isobel doesn't know much given the swiss cheese state of her memory.

*stares at everyone* I just... things happen, people. Things happen.

I LOVED seeing how Isobel sees C├Ęsar. Previous books has shown us his mild obsession (obsession might be a strong word. Maybe his... fascination... yeah. Fascination.) with her, but Isobel sees the world very differently than he does and it's reflected in the way she views him.

Bottom line: We got to see the driving force behind what drove Hope to become Isobel and we got a bucketful of answers as to who and what she is. Or was. Oh, and Fritz. We got more Fritz.

*high five*


  1. I've yet to try this author, but I have three of her audiobooks on my iPod to listen to very soon.

    1. Her books are INSANELY entertaining. I'm always surprised AT LEAST once per book by the twists she throws into her plots. Often more than that.