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Review: The Daemon Whisperer by Candice Bundy

The Daemon WhispererTitle: The Daemon Whisperer
Author:  Candice Bundy
Series: The Liminals #1
Publisher:   Lusios Publishing
Format: ebook
ISBN: B009JV1NJI
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release date: October 1st, 2012
Number of pages: 366
Courtesy of: Author

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Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents on their living room floor when she was only fourteen, the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem--she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity.

Before their untimely deaths her parents had trained her intensively in the arts, and Meri used her skills to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out. Will she accept a deal from a daemon if it means finally learning the truth?

When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause?

The Liminals series is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human creatures. Liminals stand at the crossroads and have the ability to help maintain our world and set things back to rights.

MY THOUGHTS:

Ok so can I admit something about myself with not judgments? I have no clue what classifies a book as urban fantasy. Lol. When Candice emailed me about the review, I just thought the book sounded like something right up my alley; paranormal romance with some suspense/action elements. And I have to say Candice, you were absolutely right when you said this book was for me!

I was bad and put off reading it until yesterday morning. Whoops. I woke up at what I thought was 4ish in the morning, but was really 3ish because of daylight savings time, and couldn’t go back to sleep. My mind started nagging me about how I needed to read the book. My next thought was, “Man I hope it doesn’t suck. Those take forever to read and I don’t have the time.” So I wander out to the couch as not to disturb the sleeping bear making the call of his species in the bed next to me. I am pretty sure I read for a straight 4 hours before my little monster decided he wanted to get up. I was zooming through this book at the speed of light because thankfully, this book rocks!

We have a new concept of using daemons for humans bidding. So if they want to enact a revenge on someone, a certain person from an elite group called a Summoner, would use their knowledge to bind the daemon to them for the task. They would then give the daemon a “payment” of some sort (which quite frankly can be gross!) When the binding is completed, the Summoner has daemon ink that pops up on their skin. If the binding is botched at all, the worst that can happen happens with the Summoner’s death. So keep in mind that little tidbit and then let me tell you what fuels Meri’s everyday goals. She is on a personal mission of revenge for her parents’ death after they were killed by a bad binding when she was 15 years old. It doesn’t matter how many daemons she summons, she can’t for the life of her find out who the culprit is. And she is running out of available skin for her daemon ink. No one has ever lived long enough to find out what happens when you run out of space on your skin. Well a series of events happens involving a group of daemons, and one specifically that captures and keeps her attention, that enables her to have her parents’ killer in the palm of her hand. And boy, the other stuff that goes on throughout this whole time is just too juicy to divulge. I will say though, a certain daemon named Azimuth makes me change my perception of what a daemon is in the book. And he’s damn sexy!

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to be able to sink my teeth into this new series and author. It was more than I expected and all the elements makes the storyline come together beautifully to create a captivating world. I do however have one complaint…I want to read the next in the series now! Lol.

RATING:


Such a good read! If you haven’t heard of Candice Bundy before, you need to get yourself acquainted with her. You will love this book!

Oh man. There were times in this story where my own heart was racing just reading what was going on between the characters. Make sure you have some ice water on hand while reading this one.



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