Title: Dark Hope Series: The Devil's Assistant #1
Publisher: Wild Fey LLC
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Also by this author: Dark Awakened
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*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
I really enjoyed reading Dark Hope. I think it is worth way more than the current Amazon price of 99 cents.
The pacing of the book was excellent. Backstory was worked in smoothly without slowing the book down. There’s a lot going on in this book to keep the reader interested from start to finish. It was a hard one to put down. If it weren’t for times when I needed to charge my tablet, I probably wouldn’t have stopped at all.
This is a highly imaginative book with a lot of world building and character development. Also, the setting descriptions were well-written.
My main complaint was that I never understood the realms (until I read the second book). What threw me off is that I was under the impression that the Underworld was a realm, which made it five realms instead of the four the author was saying there were. Plus, I didn’t understand why Earth wasn’t counted in as a realm, as it is in most books.
Other than that, there were some things I was bothered by that characters could have said to one another but didn’t. I want to give an example, so I’m going to hide it as a View Spoiler »Once Claire knew about her blood, it technically made her related to many of the others. So, why didn’t she ever tell Mace that it was gross to be with him when he could be her nephew, cousin, or half-brother? « Hide Spoiler
These aren’t very major issues. Overall, I thought Dark Hope was a great book. Just be prepared to be left hanging on some things. You’ll have to continue the series if you want to know the answers to certain questions.