Thursday, July 5, 2012

Make Me by Parker Blue

Make Me (Demon Underground #4)
By: Parker Blue
Released: April 15, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"Shapiro has a secret she’s desperate to keep—she’s lost her slayer powers. As the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka, Val expected the books to give her powers to replace those that disappeared after she lost her “V card” to Shade. But the encyclopedia exacts a price for every spell, making the job of guardian a tricky proposition. When a rogue demon kidnaps Val’s roommate Gwen and Micah, leader of the San Antonio Demon Underground, Val is plunged into the middle of a Solomon’s Choice. The rogue wants the dangerously potent Encyclopedia Magicka in exchange for her friends’ lives; the succubus leader of the Demon Underground in Austin is demanding the books be destroyed rather than let them fall into the wrong hands and wants Shade for herself, swearing to do everything she can to prevent Val’s turning over the books.  The kidnapping isn’t the only crisis Val faces. She’s been betrayed by Fang. Demons and vampires are disappearing. The vamps of the New Blood Movement are forcing Val to keep the terms of her agreement to work for them to combat this new threat.  The Demon Underground is challenging Micah's leadership, and everyone is depending on a now-powerless Val to set things right. Val needs all the help she can get. Even if it means forgiving Fang and spending time with a dangerously sexy cowboy-vampire" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Make Me is the fourth book in the Demon Underground series. I already really enjoy this series and find the books to be quick reads and Make Me was exactly that as well. Val is now the new guardian of the Encyclopedia Magicka and she has even more problems to face than before. Val continues to be a character that is easy for me to like. She is tough and tries to protect the people she cares about. She is hilarious though and so is her dog, Fang. I love how her and Fang make a team. However, Val still makes mistakes though and doesn't always make the best or smartest choices. That only makes me like her character more though because she isn't perfect.

I was excited to see the return of several characters that I already loved from the previous books including Gwen, Dan, and Shade. I also enjoyed meeting several new characters. I was happy to see Gwen involved in the story a lot more because she is one of my favorite characters. I have mixed feelings about Shade, Val's shadow demon boyfriend, in this book though.

The plot immediately picked up and I enjoy how there is a recap of the previous books to help refresh my memory. I also really enjoyed how the chapters alternated between characters. I felt that the plot was a bit rushed at times though because I found that some parts just happened too quickly. Overall though this book was another great addition to the series and I enjoyed going on another adventure alongside Val. Although some parts were predictable, I really enjoyed the ending the most and was not expecting it. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book in this series. I recommend Make Me as well as the rest of the Demon Underground series, it's a hilarious, exciting, and quick read.  

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2 comments:

  1. I haven't heard much about this series but I really enjoyed your review, I like that this blends mystery, paranormal as well as hilarity, always a good combo!

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  2. Thanks! I had first came across the series a year ago by accident but I really enjoy it!

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