After all that happened in the second book, you’d think Ash will get some rest, maybe some quality time with Leo, but it seems life in Blackstone isn’t that easy.
Demon Heart (Darkworld #3) by Emma L. Adams
Date of Release: October 19, 2015
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I received this copy from the publisher via Curiosity Quills in exchange for an honest review.
Getting rid of doppelganger and Jude wasn’t easy, but Ash and her friends managed to do it. This time, some older evil is coming to Blackstone, trying to destroy demon-free life in this town. They call him Lucifer. Some think he’s a demon from Darkworld, some say he was a man, a sorcerer.
Why would he come back after all this time? And why is an inactive demon heart missing? Who took it and what do they intend to do with it? And what about Ash’s secrets? Should she tell the others where her strange ice powers come from?
This is yet another good story from the Darkworld series. All the little twists that happen here won’t let you get bored. This book almost didn’t let me put it down.
I feel like Ash is often forced to do something or circumstances make it happen, like she can’t really do things on her own. I’m talking about her confessions to friends, etc. Yes, I do understand how she might not want to talk about some things, but she knew at some point she’ll have to. Plus everyone around her accepts everything she does and says pretty easily. Maybe they’re simply very good friends?
There’s this point in the story where I thought there would be the final battle and after that I was like “That was it?”, but then few pages later you feel there’s still something going. Everything is so calm and nice and cozy, but there’s something in the air, something nagging at you, trying to sneak into your mind. And then there’s BOOM! And the world is almost crumbling at their feet. Really well thought through.
There’s also one more thing I’ve noticed due to one blogger that wrote about how the books in series should be complete without cliffhangers etc. [yes, I’m talking about you Clayton]. Well, this one is. At this point I still have to finish book 2, despite knowing mostly what happens there [yes, I rushed to the third book so I could write my review in time]. And even though I enjoy the next installment in the story, and that there are hints of the next book in this one, you could finish the story here as well. But I’m pretty sure if you’ll like this book you will dive in the next 2. [Even though I know what will happen I’m still reading book 2! I like this series a lot!].
About the author
Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and inappropriate humor. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.
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