Monday, 15 October 2012

Mark of the Sylph - Book Review by Voodoo Bride

Mark of the Sylph (Demons of Infernum #2)
by Rosalie Lario

What is it about:
Half-demon Taeg is desperate to free his pregnant sister-in-law, who is spellbound to an indestructible book that will create an army of the undead. He is convinced that an ancient sword can destroy the book and the spell forever, but this relic has been hidden for a millennia by a powerful glamour. The clock begins to run out on his search when an old rival goes after the book and Teag's family in his quest for revenge.

Librarian Maya Flores has a secret: she's immune to magic and is well aware of the supernatural beings prowling the streets of New York City. Haunted by a brutal demon attack that took her family, she is on a one-woman mission to destroy the evil demons who did it-and any others who get in her way.

Maya is Taeg's best hope for uncovering the sword. Unfortunately, she wants nothing more than to kill him. As he fights for her trust and to save his family, she is forced to face the truth that not all demons are evil. And the worst part? She might be falling in love with one, too.

What did Voodoo Bride think of it:
This is an enjoyable read as long as you're not expecting too much.

A typical Paranormal Romance this book has all the things you would expect:

- Gorgeous hero who has women fawning over him left and right: check!

- Perfect heroine who's beautiful, smart and who can handle herself in a fight: check!

- Hero and heroine not communicating so things don't get solved when they could: check!

- Villain who is background noise for most of the story and who waits too long before making his move: check!

So yes, this story isn't too original and the action storyline suffers from not enough real obstacles.

Still I enjoyed this book, because I expected these things when picking up this book. It's the perfect read for when you just want an easy Paranormal Romance and you don't care it's full of tropes that are done to death.

I don't think I'll pick up another book in this series though as the writing isn't that great and there's tons of better written PNR out there that's similar when it comes to the story.

Why should you read it:
It's an easy PNR read

This book is currently unavailable in print, but will release with an new cover on 28 March 2013
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M.A.D. said...

Wish you had enjoyed it more, but sometimes books come across as too scripted - too formulaic. Ah well,
at least the cover is pretty cool! <3

Aurian said...

Sorry you did not enjoy it more. Was there a sylph in there as well? I did enjoy the Sylph books by LJ MacDonald

Sullivan McPig said...

The hero was half demon/half Sylph that was about it.

Melliane said...

Oh I didn't know this one but I don't know if it's for me either... thanks for the discovery!