Series: Demonica #11.8
Published by Evil Eye Concepts Inc on April 11, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A fallen angel with a secret.
An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn't understand.
A cursed gem.
Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda...and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.
Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love...if they're strong enough to survive.
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes RAZR, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!
The characters of Larissa Ione’s newest release, Razr, are definitely different from what we are used to in the Demonica world. Jedda is a gem elf and excuse my memory if I’m wrong here, but I hadn’t heard of these creatures mentioned before. It made a lot of sense seeing how gems have so many different qualities just like personalities. I found the descriptions of how the stones worked for the gem elves really interesting. Absorbing the energy from a stone made perfect sense to me, but actually absorbing the stone into your body (not the way a certain character found his), was different. I felt the same way about the gems leaking from Jedda in tears and blood. I don’t think I’d want to get on a scale with that many gems inside me!
Razr was just a regular angel that had really screwed up. His guilt is so overwhelming he relishes in his punishments. The time he has spent with Azagoth, Hades and Z have really taught him some lessons on demons and fallen angels. He is not the same angel he was before he made the biggest mistake of his life.
I’m thankful that Razr was a novella because the whole issue of gem bonding could have been expanded on. It was wide open for questions, speculations and conflict. In a way, I wanted more conflict on the issue between Razr and Jedda, but as the circumstances played out there was no time for hashing it out.
Razr was a quick jump into the Demonica world that I truly enjoyed. Jedda may not have been my favorite female character in this series, but she was really interesting. Learning about her and her kind brought a new side to the series that hadn’t been explored before. I’m curious to see if we will get a novella with the other gem holder when the angels decide what to do with them and the gem itself.
This could definitely be read as a standalone as the novella is full of explanations on how the world works right from the start. You’ll get the basics going in. Also, the appearances of previous characters is very minimal so you don’t get too mixed up into their stories. Larissa Ione did a great job weaving her tale amongst the series but still being able to entice new readers that will not know the world.
As they walked, the trees got taller and more ornate, and Jedda giggled when he stumbled to a stunned halt. Mushrooms littered the forest floor, lit up like little neon bulbs in every color imaginable. Tiny winged creatures zipped between them, bouncing off their caps before darting upward in sprays of sparks. And here, in this forest, the trees grew around gemstones of every shape and size, their trunks surrounding them like string art.
“Yeah,” she sighed. “It is.”
“Do these gemstones provide energy?”
She nodded and continued down the path. “They power everything here. Every tree grows around a gem, and each gem grows bigger with the tree. In the center of my town there’s an oak growing around an emerald the size of an elephant.” She pointed ahead, where the forest parted to reveal a village of buildings fashioned from live trees and thick vines, and there, at the very center, was the elephant emerald.
He couldn’t stop staring in awe as she led him through the village, which bustled with activity, from people hawking baked goods or tending to gardens to a blacksmith who set a gemstone into each weapon he crafted.
“They’re enchanted stones,” Jedda told him as they walked past. “His weapons sell for a mint in other elf realms and Sheoul.”
“There are other elf realms?”
She inclined her head in greeting at an azure-haired female who passed them with a basket of apples. “There are two, both connected to this one. They’re not allowed in Filneshara except to trade.”
She shrugged. “They’re kind of a**holes.”
Man, he really needed to learn more about elves.
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