Monday, November 22, 2010
Demon's Fall - By Karalynn Lee
Rating: New Moon(4 out of 5)
A Look into the Story:
She was an angel at the gates of Hell.
When Kenan, an incubus, finds a caged angel for sale in the Hellsgate marketplace, he sees her as a challenge. Certain that his skills in seduction will work as well on a heavenly creature as they do on mortal women, he buys Jahel, intent on having her soul as a novelty in his collection.
Knowing he must gain Jahel's trust if she is to come to his bed willingly, Kenan treats her more as his guest than as his slave. When she reveals what brought her to the mouth of Hell in the first place—retrieving the soul of a young girl she was guarding—he even offers to help her complete her mission.
Though he has promised Jahel freedom, Kenan soon realizes she has captured his heart instead. And as their passion for one another grows, they find themselves caught in a struggle between Heaven and Hell, one that will lead them to the very edge of the apocalypse...
Despite this story being only a short 104 pages it really left an impression on me because of the plot and its characters. Jahel reminded me of a lost puppy once she was bought by the irresistible incubus Kenan but their time together was both sweet and kept me wanting to read more and more. In the beginning, Kenan was sort of distant towards his newly bought angel but his inner feelings and concerns started to show through his actions; like when he took Jahel to go shopping for clothes; sweet moment to me. Another good thing about the story line was that it had a good mix of both plot and character development. The ending satisfied me because it did well with finishing everything up nicely and I was no longer disappointed with how short the book actually was. Only thing is that I felt that more could have been involved with this story and its characters - I think it could have actually been made into a full length novel with all the ideas that could have been added to it, but overall still a fun, great and quick read that I'll remember.
Favorite lines: "gutter-wing" & "my glory" - If you read through it, you'll understand <3
Posted by Carsen Travis at 6:57 PM