Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Reviewer: Amber R.
Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.
But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.
I wasn't sure about this book when I first started reading it and look at us now, five stars! The book starts out and follows one main story line throughout. Arcadia is a magician who was conceived under unusual circumstances. She was expected to become this big-wig magician due to the ritual that her parents did to conceive her but it doesn't really end up working out like that. When she was 16 her parents were accused of murdering several people and they went into hiding. Arcadia was sent off with a family friend and her parents went into hiding to avoid going to prison.
Now it's 8 years later and Arcadia is forced to try to figure out who the real killers are or she is going to be held responsible for their actions. Some kind of magician law or rule or something like that. So basically Arcadia has a very short period of time to solve a decade old murder. While in midst of going on what is essentially a wild goose chase she meets Lon. Lon is a collector of old historical books and Arcadia thinks one of these books holds the key to who the real demon is who was the killer all those years ago.
I absolutely loved this book. Jenn opens up this amazing, crazy, totally different world for us. Once I actually started reading this book I couldn't put it down. Arcadia is a wonderful heroine, she's kick ass. There is definitely something blooming between her and Lon and the funny thing is that rather than the girl trying to convince the guy that they should be together. Lon is trying to convince her. There are so many things that happen in this book that you totally do not see coming. The humor laced throughout is great. There are so many things about this book that I loved. I loved the entire thing. It was an amazing book, I can't wait to read the next book in this series and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something awesome to read.