Review: Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3)

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.

Read: 16 Feb 2011
Review: 5/5✰

Details:
Kindle Edition
Published February 22nd 2011 by Orbit
ISBN#: 9780316037778

Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Green-Eyed Demon is the 3rd book in the Sabina Kane series, so some series spoilers may exist.

I have enjoyed Sabina’s assassin adventures and twisted “family life” since first reading about her in Red-Headed Stepchild. In The Mage in Black, as quoted in the blurb, “… she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family {and} the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.” But, in Green-Eyed Demon Sabina finds herself with a true family for the first time. A family comprised of mages, an Oprah-obsessed demon, vampires and even a were. And, although she feels the support having such a family brings with it, she finds herself wondering how’d that happen?

See, Sabina grew up under the control of Lavinia, her wicked grandmother, who happens to be the leader of the vampire race. Sabina’s never really known love and it scares the crap out of her. But, her ever faithful demon, Giguhl is there with words of wisdom – Seize the moment! And, that’s what she’s determined to do.

Following her twin, abduction, Sabina sets out to find Maisie and put an end to Lavinia’s madness once and for all. The search leads them to N’Awlins where she, Adam and Giguhl meet up with Voodoo priestess, Zenobia and her fae, drag queen friend and assistant, Brooks AKA: Pussy Willow. Together the five start searching the city for Maisie. In their hunt, they meet lesbian were and bar owner, Mac and her partner who promise to pass any information they hear about a new female vampire in town. Next, they meet Erron Zorn, the lead singer of Necrospank and recreant, or outcast mage and his band mates. They have had their battle with the Caste of Nod and don’t wish to be further involved.

Following Giguhl’s suggestion, Sabina thinks of all she needs to accomplish and forms a To-Do list:

“1. Perform voodoo ritual on evil owl.
2. Find out who sold us out to the anachronistic Caste vampires.
3. Make amends with lesbian werewolf.
4. Rescue twin.
5. Murder grandmother.”

Will she be able to pull it off? Just maybe, maybe, with a little help from her friends. That is if she can open herself up to the fact that she cannot do everything on her own any longer, this fight is much bigger than just her and her hatred for her grandmother. After all, the prophecy did say she would unite the dark races and stop the war. That’s a lot for one person to accomplish alone.

As a reader of a series, one of the things I enjoy is seeing characters grow, learn more about themselves, adjust to their situation, powers, etc. Another thing is seeing relationships becoming stronger and new ones forming. This book has that and more. The book made me laugh out loud, Giguhl never fails to amuse. There are a couple of “how’d you do that?” moments, but it is fantasy after all, right?

Overall, this was my favorite of the series so far. I enjoyed the snippet from the upcoming Silver-Tongued Devil in which we find Sabina causing trouble once again, but in a dark race roller derby with team members who go by names like Bitch N. Heat, Ima Cutchoo and Stankerbell. She also happens to be jonesing for her next fix, seems she’s been 114 days since she’s killed anyone. That certainly can’t last long! I look forward to the 2012 release of book #4.

This was a NetGalley ARC

Reading Order:
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2) Green Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3)

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About StephB

USMC wife ~ bibliophile ~ gadget addict ~ furry baby mama

Posted on April 19, 2011, in 5✰, by Steph, Jaye Wells, NetGalley, Sabina Kane, Urban Fantasy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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