Today my lovely people, I would like to talk to you about the Demon Underground series by Parker Blue!! I originally got the first book when it came out from my little book store and I JUST FLIPPING LOVED IT!! I can also say that each book gets better as the series progresses! Here’s the first 3 books in the series!
Now, this next book, which is book 4, was just released & it’s EVEN BETTER than the first 3!! I’m seriously stoked about this series continuing, and slightly sad that I have to go back to waiting for this series to gimme gimme another!! I would like to thank NetGalley for allowing me to review this book, and I sit and wait til my hardcopy comes in!! Here’s my review…
You ever hear the saying, “some things are too good to be true”…? When you have the luck and life of Val, you should never hold things and/or people too close, as they WILL leave her. *sigh* I am one of those really crazy HUGE fans of this series!! I was so excited to see this title on NetGalley while I wait for my copy to come in-THANKS NETGALLEY- that I literally screamed when I got my approval notice, and then I dropped EVERYTHING and jumped in to read this one!! Seriously, I really am a crazed, over-zealous fan LOL This will be my first “real, official, big” review, now that I have a blog and can talk all I want!!!
This is book 4, so you may see some references to the first 3 books, but I will try NOT to put anything too bad in the spoiler part The first few sentences of the first book had me screaming-seriously, as Val is kicked out by her STUPID mother on her 18th birthday. Her step dad and sister love her, but they are stuck in the middle, so they say nothing. Val’s luck continues to go to hell-pun intended She finds out the truths about her “demon” heritage, and even finds out that there’s a demon underground meant to help demons fit into the human population. She meets Micah who then becomes like a mentor to her. She also gets a job with the police on a special branch of supernatural watchers. There she meets Dan, who, KINDA becomes her love interest, and fellow cop partner. I loved Dan until he became very STUPID-yes I keep using that word because I cannot publish cuss words on the internet LOL But she also becomes a roommate to Dan’s sister, Gwen, whom I LOVE!!! and she also gets Fang–FANG IS SO AWESOME!!! Fang becomes her true side-kick, as he is a hellhound-terrier mix I giggle at his image in my head! And along the way, she meets Shade-Shade is very, very swoon-worthy!!- and finally gets a happy ending, or does she? Poor Val, everything always goes wrong for her.
Ok, now that we’ve got the past established, let’s get to this book, which is basically an all out mess for Val. She sacrificed the most important thing in her life to Shade only to have it continuously bit her in the…. yeah, back there I think I stayed furious at Shade thoughout this WHOLE book, as I really, REALLY was in love with him until now! Hot damn, I told you Val has terrible luck. But in this installment, pretty much everything bad you could think would happen, did, all for the worse. She goes to Austin with the Vampires-as she is stuck in that damn contract- and ends up trying to help the vamps, the demons, AND the humans, as an Apocalypse would kill them too LOL I think all the truths she learns from this book will hurt the most, but will help her the most in the long run. She learns exactly who her real friends are, who’s got her back, who’s gunna break her heart, and who is a crazy, evil, nut case There is so much humor in the book-especially from Fang, and so much action, as Val is a true kick @$$ heroine, and tragedy, mixed with sad and happy times. I really don’t want to give away too much.
The writing is like no other! Parker Blue makes me feel like I’M IN THE BOOK living things out, instead of Val. I’m not sure just why I have grown attached to this series, or these characters, quite like I have, but I can tell you part of it is due directly to great writing! It’s still considered a YA, although no actual sex, there are some slight undertones, so maybe for the older teens. I would recommend this WHOLE series, to everyone I see LOL or blab to on my blog! Get them all! I am now sad again that I have to wait for the next book to come out… I shall have to re-read this series a few times LOL! There is no doubt here, that this series gets a BIG 5 Paws from me
If I can tell you a few things to interest you in this book, I will say this. I am usually NOT a vampire fan, I always chose differently, cuz vamps are so over-rated-sorry to my vamp fans, I still like to read vamp stories, I just don’t like them for MY love interests LOL BUT……. Hot, sexy, cowboby vamp Austin has changed my mind… REALLY, I wanna cowboy like him I would now like to tell you WHY… here’s my favorite quote from him in this book….
He resettled his hat low on his forhead, hiding his eyes. ”Well, Darlin’ “, he drawled, ” I think I need a cigarette.” ”I think we all do,” Ludwig said in awe.
I think this is actually one of my favorite scenes in the book, first I was in shock, and then I giggled, out loud, for a long moment just like a school girl caught eyeing the football players in their locker rooms. LOL now… one of my favorite quotes from Fang, it just makes me laugh!
As Fang sniffed the deer, I remembered what I’d heard about dogs. ”Don’t go rolling in that smell”, I warned him. He cocked his furry head to look up at me. ”PUHLEESE. I’M A HELLHOUND. I DON’T HAVE THOSE PRIMITIVE CANINE INSTINCTS”
Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a blog tour I’m hosting, and especially don’t forget to put your name in the drawing for my other giveaways, which will go through the weekend, I’ll have the winners on Monday! Go here—> http://magluvsya03.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/winners-review-last-chance-giveaways/
Thanks again everybody who stopped by and as always Happy Reading my gators…