Review: Personal Demon by Kelley Armstrong

Friday, February 7, 2014
 
Series: Women of the Otherworld #8
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: January 2008
Reviewed by: Amber R.
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When the head of the Cortez Cabal comes calling, you answer. At least when you owe him a debt, even though Benicio Cortez would never be so verbal. Hope Adams is a half demon who is on the council of supernaturals, she's a reporter, and she is just trying to learn how to control her lust for chaos. As an Expisco demon, she thrives on chaos and doing small jobs for the council and working as a reporter she's able to get some chaos without compromising her morals or feeling guilty. But now going undercover for the Cabal, she's working with a gang that is possibly working on stirring up trouble for the Cortez'. Only the trouble is way more than they ever imagined.

In the beginning of this book we see very clearly that Karl and Hope have gone their separate ways. And even though the debt owed to Benicio is owed between both Karl and Hope, she's intent on taking care of it on her own. However, it quickly becomes clear that Benicio has ulterior motives for getting in contact with Hope. And he specifically does it knowing that Karl is out of the country. Karl is a werewolf and part of the pack with Elena, Jeremy, and Clay. He and Hope have had a hot and cold relationship for some time. Both of them are pretty closed off and not sure of what the other wants, communication has not been their strong suit. Although Karl comes to Miami as soon as he finds out what's going on. There's no way he's leaving Hope alone in this.

And though this book features Hope, we actually get almost as much time with Lucas. Because it's his father and because things closely tie in with the Cabal, he's a big part of this book. And I wasn't really sure how I felt about Karl and Hope being together but I really wanted them to end up together. I love how honest they are with each other. Even though they know that things might not work out, they still know that the risk is worth it. I know that their relationship is complicated but Karl is really trying to help Hope. It's obvious that they care for each other. The need to stop pushing each other away.

I really ended up loving this installment of the Women of the Otherworld series. There were so many moments that I was literally shocked over. I couldn't believe what was happening. And it all hits you right at the end of the book. A lot shifted in this book that's really going to affect Karl and Hope from here on out. Lucas and Paige's lives are definitely changed but in what way, we're not sure of yet. I can't wait to see what happens next or who the next book follows. But I have a feeling that we might get another main book from some of the characters in this book.

6 comments:

  1. I still have not read one Kelley Armstrong book. I do have about 20 of them now, but every time I pick up book one, I put it back. Sigh. Someday I will not read the blurb and just start it.

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    1. She is one of my favorite authors, you should definitely check her out when you get a chance.

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  2. I really have to continue this series, I think I've only read the first three. Great review, I'm thinking of moving this up my TBR this year!

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    1. I just started this series last year but I'm absolutely loving it. There are some books that I love more than the others but it's fantastic.

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  3. I read these quite some time ago and absolutely loved them. One of my first paranormal series actually. My favorite is still Elena & Clay. Are you watching Bitten?

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    1. I'm actually really enjoying Bitten so far. I didn't like them at first in the series but I really like them after their second book.

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