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ARC Audiobook Review: Gods and Demons by B.R. Kingsolver

Gods and Demons

Author: B.R. Kingsolver

Series: Dark Streets #1

Genre: Paranormal, Urban fantasy, paranormal, young adult

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Life’s tough as an Elf girl stranded in Earth’s realm.

When a jaguar shifter drops in out of nowhere and asks me for help in tracking down an ancient blood-magic statuette, I say no thank you. I learned a long time ago the key to survival is keeping a low profile. But it’s hard to ignore an artifact of the gods powerful enough to blow holes in reality.

Enter stalker werewolves in a black Mercedes and magicians trying to capture me. They all think I know where the damned statue is. Then I’m attacked by demons.

It wouldn’t be so bad, but some of them are really rude. Being rude is a capital crime where I come from.

Time for a lesson in manners.

My review

I received a free copy for an honest review.

This is a really good example of a book that is very well written and structured – but fails still failing to capture the reader’s attention.

Maybe it was because I was listening to this in audiobook format, but despite the fact that I’ve seen some great review of this book and how I am able to recognize the potential of this book myself, I can’t help but drop it after five chapters. Because from my reading experience, if I didn’t enjoy a book by then, 99% I wouldn’t enjoy it anymore as the book progresses, so I if I keep reading I know I’ll just be wasting my time. The cover was gorgeous, the protagonist is interesting, and it’s got a paranormal story-line. There was nothing wrong with the pace either – it was not too slow or too fast.

The point I’m trying to make is that this is not a bad book, in fact, you may actually enjoy. But it was just not for me.

about the author

I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

As to my other interests, I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel, though I haven’t done enough of it. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. Lake Tahoe is a favorite, and someday I’d like to see Banff.

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