It took me awhile to get Demons from the Dark by Kresley Cole. I was a bit annoyed since I pre-ordered it, but it didn’t arrive until at least a week after the release date. Grr! This was actually my first delivery mishap with the Book Depository. They ran out of stock. But I eventually got it. I devoured it. And now I get to review it. 🙂 Check out the cover. Yep. Another UK version for this American. What can I say? Often times the UK version is cheaper. It’s too bad about the dude on the cover though. I imagine Malkom to be more demonish and less human looking. Anyway, the teaser from Ms. Cole’s Website:
A dangerous demon she can’t resist…
Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.
A maddening witch he aches to claim…
Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.
Trapped together in a savage prison…
For them to survive, Malkom must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When he becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?
Gosh. I surfed through my notes and see I don’t have too many. Bummer. It’ll make this review a bit tougher. Okay. Here goes. I didn’t think this was Ms. Cole’s best work. In fact, it was my least favorite of the series. But hold up. It wasn’t a bad read either. After all, not every book she writes can come in first place. It was more than okay, but it wasn’t fantastic.
Most of my notes refer to Malkom. Whereas Carrow was the normal snarky heroine typical of Ms. Cole’s novels, our hero was unique. He reminded me of a maiden at times with his mentality and his experience. I loved it. When he wasn’t playing the role of the maiden, he was a Neanderthal. He had no problem swinging his woman over his shoulder and hauling her to his cave of love. The diversity was great. And he had this interesting sense of fairness. As if the world balanced out. After 400 years, one would think he’d learn.
Now I normally don’t rate books here, but I’ve got nothing else to give you. I’d give Demons from the Dark a 3.5/5, whereas most of her books would be on a 4-4.5/5.
Well at least you don’t have to worry about spoilers. 🙂 Before I end, let me share a few of my favorite lines:
- I’ll do a spell to make you smell like ass forever.
- First female I’ve seen in the wastelands. Ever. (Words a woman never EVER wants to hear when surrounded by a bunch of demonic yuckies).
- She would be worth her weight in water. Even used. (uh?)
All I can say is The Immortals after Dark series is building up to something big, and I want to know what it is!
I got my copy of Demon from the Dark at the Book Depository.