Friday, March 29, 2013

Review: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

Green-Eyed Demon
(Sabina Kane #3)
Jaye Wells
Release: March 1, 2011
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Things to do:

1. Rescue sister.
2. Murder grandmother.
3. Don't upset the voodoo priestess.

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks--a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon--head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and--perhaps most frightening of all--humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won't be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

Sabina Kane is back in Green-Eyed Demon, the third in this urban fantasy series by Jaye Wells. Sabina continues to grow in this book, but her growth is still expectedly slow and I must admit I wouldn't have it any other way. I enjoy watching her become a more likable character and learn to rely on her friends (as well as learn to call them 'friends', period), but she still retains that independent attitude and that sarcastic snark that make her such a great UF heroine.

Adam and Sabina's relationship has more of a center stage role here, but I think Adam was actually sexier in previous installments. I don't know why, but now that their relationship seems more likely I'm not as into Adam anymore. The fact is, the romance isn't the most important thing in this series, just a nice addition. The real focus is Sabina's character and the action.

This is an urban fantasy through and through and the plot and action are certainly the star. Sabina is still after her grandmother, evil vampire Dominae Lavinia Kane. This hunt is especially important now that Lavinia has kidnapped Sabina's sister, Maisie, and the search for her drives pretty much all of the plot. Giguhl is back as Sabina's terrifically funny and loyal demon sidekick and I love how he provides some humor as well as some touching moments here. There are also some new side characters introduced while in this book's setting of New Oreleans that I really grew to love.

All in all, this is another great book in the Sabina Kane series. I'm really happy to have started this series and I look forward to reading the next one. This one ends with some game-changing events that really make me curious what will happen in the fourth book, Silver-Tongued Devil. 

Recommended for fans of: urban fantasy, bitchy heroines, sexually ambiguous fae, game-changers, vampires, and mages.

  4 / 5 stars

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  1. Agree all the way around. Slow growth. Relationships are amongst us. Friends. Love.

    Of course the hook, line & sinker is all the snark. Sabina. Giguhl. Pussy Willow. Zombie Raising gone wrong.

    Can't wait to see what's in store next.

  2. I really need to give this series a shot. I have the first book and I meant to be part of the read-along but I never found the time.
    Thanks for the great review, glad you are still enjoying this series.


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