Friday, 20 April 2012

Devil's Punch - Book Review

Devil's Punch (Corine Solomon #4)
by Ann Aguirre

What is it about:
As a handler, Corine Solomon can touch any object and learn its history. Her power is a gift, but one that’s thrown her life off track. The magical inheritance she received from her mother is dangerously powerful, and Corine has managed to mark herself as a black witch by dealing with demons to solve her problems.

Back home, Corine is trying to rebuild her pawnshop and her life with her ex Chance, despite the target on her back. But when the demons she provoked kidnap her best friend in retaliation, Corine puts everything on hold to save her. It's undoubtedly a trap, but Corine would do anything to save those she loves, even if it means sacrificing herself...

What did I think of it:
Usually I like to read a series in order, but I had some trouble with getting hold of book two in this series. And then I won Devil's Punch in a giveaway and I just couldn't resist reading it.

And let me say it's a great read, even without having read all the previous books.

Of course there are mentions of things that happened in the other books, but there's enough explanation to keep you up to speed without slowing down the story.

And what a story!

Love, friendship, evil demons, not so evil demons, yucky creatures, betrayal, kick-ass action: Devil's Punch has it all.

Aguirre's writing is solid as ever and her world building is more than intriguing. I really like Aguirre's characterization as well. Corine is a feisty and like-able heroine, while Chance is a worthy hero. My favorite character wasn't Corine or Chance though. It was a Greydusk, a demon who's introduced in this book.

This book was a lot more grim than the first book in this series I must say, so now I'm dying to read book two and three to see what caused this and to learn more about the events that are hinted at in this book. Luckily a friend managed to find and order book two for me, so now I'm waiting impatiently for it to arrive.

Why should you read it:
It's a gritty Urban Fantasy with lots of demons and other critters.

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Aurian said...

Nice review, this series has been on my wishlist for a while now.

Melliane said...

wasn't too difficult to understand everything? I have the first one and now I can't wait to start it as well. great review!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Melliane i hope you enjoy it as much as I did