August 17, 2016

Mini-Reviews: The Demon Trapper's Daughter + See Me

pub 2/1/11 by St. Martin's Griffin
YA - Paranormal
Ok, the only reason why I bought this is was because it came highly recommended by Jennifer L. Armentrout. And it's easy to see why. Riley Blackthorne is a kick-ass heroine who likes to break the rules and isn't afraid to fight for what she believes in. As the daughter of the legendary demon trapper Paul Blackthorne who's striving to be one herself, she knows the odds are against her since the Trappers Guild (they literally trap demons and sell them) are mainly comprised of men. But that never stops her from trying to prove herself, even when it gets her in trouble. Then tragedy strikes and the necessity to fight becomes stronger than ever, especially when it seems like the demons are up to something big. I liked seeing that fire in her but it was also nice to have normal teenage girl moments scattered throughout. Which usually happened around fellow apprentice Simon (cute but boring) and her father's apprentice and partner Denver (hot and so very interesting). I did find the book to be a bit slow but it's also a good set-up for the series. We get to know our heroine, the major players and that there's a battle ahead (as always!).

Do I recommend? Fans of paranormal books will probably enjoy this one and while I did like it, I'm not in a rush to continue the series. It just didn't hook me as much as I wanted it too. But I may come back to it later!

pub 3/17/14 by Wendy Higgins
What a fun paranormal romance! It’s far from perfect but I enjoyed it a lot. Plus it takes place in Ireland so I was definitely in the right mood. Robyn Mason has just graduated but instead of going off to college, she’s going to Ireland with her family to marry McKale, a boy she’s never met but has been arranged to marry since birth. The surprising thing is, she’s excited. She’s known this day was coming and has been entertaining ideas of a cute Irish boy to fall in love with. Of course, nothing is as it seems. But that’s to be expected when the Fae and magic are involved. And although Robyn’s family is a magical one, they’re so relatable. In fact, Robin's relationships with her sister and parents were one of my favorite parts of the book. They’re a tight-knit, supportive bunch and it shows. But there are also some surprises in store with McKale and his clan, which I adored since it incorporated Irish folklore. But the story comes down to Robyn and McKale, who are so cute! What starts off as obligation blossoms into something much more and while the attraction was immediate, it’s not totally “insta-love”. They try to date and get to know one another and it’s all very sweet to watch unfold. It’s not without some drama (cue the Fae) but I was definitely happy with the conclusion.

Do I recommend? Yes! If you’re in the mood for a light and fluffy paranormal romance (which I didn’t know existed, hah!), this is for you.

2 comments:

  1. See Me sounds really cute! I actually feel like I would gravitate towards light & fluffy paranormal romance in general, so I may have to give this one a shot ;)

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  2. Seeing your review of The Demon Trapper's Daughter was such a fun throwback. I read it when it came out as an ARC but then lost track of the series because they were hard to get from the library. But totally agree about Riley being great. And about Denver--he's the best.

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