I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. When I saw this book I just knew it was going to be awesome, I just didn't realize how awesome. I like demons, I like supernatural beings, is what I should actually say... Give me everything but a human. Just kidding humans are pretty great too. But the demons in this book were totally unique.
Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meri used to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out.
When a mysterious daemon named Azimuth offers Meri a deadly summoning in exchange for information about her parents’ murderer, she takes it immediately and without intimidation. What does worry her is her attraction to Azimuth: when he touches Meri, her pulse races and she breathlessly awaits the feel of his lips upon her skin. Meri knows she should keep him at arm's length, but her traitorous thoughts obsess over him night and day.
Blinded by her desperation for the truth and her desire for Azimuth, Meri places her trust in the creatures who are her sworn enemy, jeopardizing her need for vengeance. After Meri discovers there's more to the deal than the daemon cabal first promised, can she accept all they have to offer?
When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause?
Click to view on Amazon: The Daemon WhispererI really liked this book. It had a gritty quality that I really enjoyed. I always like those deteriorating civilization stories and this was right up that alley, with an oppressive government, and deamons slaughtering people.
I liked Meri, she was a really tough character. She had to be that way in order to survive in the world she lived in, but I also liked seeing the more vulnerable human part of her at times, like when she wanted to stop and help the fools who thought that they could properly summon daemons, she didn't though. I think the only thing that frustrated me was her determination to find her parent's killer. I mean, I totally understand wanting to do that, but at the same time I felt like it was destroying her and later we find out that that really is the case.
I liked Azimuth, not only how he looked, but I loved his interactions with her, especially later in the book, when he is the only one who has faith in her. I like these two characters together, I think they play well off each other and I really want to read more about them.
I thought the coolest part of this story was how Candice Bundy created the summoning aspect of it all. I thought the tattoos were awesome, and I haven't read any other books that have anything like that. I also really liked how they were able to absorb the daemons that they killed. I thought it was a little convenient that Meri absorbed some really powerful daemons and was able to handle them so well, but I am glad she did.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I just want more!!! I give it a 5 out of 5!
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