Ok, here I am in day 2 of my Face Your Fears week. The book I have for review today wasn't scary, but it's about Demons, so I thought that fit in with the theme this week. Check it out!
Demons of the Sun by Cindi Madsen-YA Urban Fantasy
Kindle format given by author for review
Persephone didn’t ask to be the guardian of Hades Dagger, an artifact Hades forged to turn demons into daywalkers. She didn’t ask for the demon blood running through her veins that allows her to touch the thing, either.And she definitely didn’t ask for Jax, a cocky Warrior, to barge into her life and proclaim himself her bodyguard now that Hades wants his dagger back.
Forced to deal with this reality, along with an increase in demon attacks, and the fact members of the Order of Zeus keep turning up dead, Persephone finds her hands full.
When demons tell Persephone that she’s one of them she’s appalled... And a little intoxicated by the power she feels when they call her their queen. Telling Jax about her demon side might turn him away from her forever...
Something bad is brewing, and if Persephone doesn’t figure out a solution, and soon she’ll be responsible for unleashing Hell on Earth.
Demons of the Sun is a blend of mythology and the paranormal that created an action packed Urban Fantasy. There was never a dull moment. While the plot was interesting, it was the characters that made this book even better for me.
Persephone is a girl alone in the world. She is the last Sentry. Her duty is to guard the Hades Dagger that will keep the world safe from demons and evil. So far, she's managed to keep it safe, but the tension is building and trouble is brewing. There's a man that's been visiting her in her dreams. She believes he is the love of her life. He's promised to come help her fight, but Persephone needs help now. Then, help arrives in the form of a beautiful warrior named Jax.
While I liked Persephone, I really...really liked Jax. He made the book for me. Not only is he handsome, but he's funny, sweet, and kind. He believes it's his destiny to protect Persephone and help her fight the demons. He takes his responsibilities seriously and is extremely loyal. Jax falls hard for Persephone, but she feels torn because of her dream guy. However, she feels a pull towards Jax and can't deny the connection they share. I loved their relationship. It was meaningful, yet entertaining. Their banter had me laughing.
Overall, I really liked Demons of the Sun. It was well written and I felt like I had a very clear picture of what was happening. I also loved the characters, which made the book even better for me. If you're looking for a unique entertaining story, check this one out. It is YA and I would say it's appropriate for ages 15+.
~He put his forehead against hers and whispered, "Tell me."
Somehow, she managed to find her voice. "It's you. I want you."
The next instant, his mouth was against hers, his kiss sending heat through her entire body. Kissing Jax was like fire. Like oxygen. Like she ever knew kissing could be. She threw her arms around his neck, parted her lips, and kissed him until the rest of the world melted away.-Loc 2710