Friday, April 12, 2013

Blog Tour: The Demon's Daughter by Paula Altenburg

Hunter is the only man capable of killing the demons that left the world in ruins. But when he’s hired by a notorious priestess to bring a thief to justice, the Demon Slayer gets more than he bargains for. 
Airie was raised in an abandoned temple as a priestess’s daughter, having no idea of her true origins. In a time when any half-breed spawn of a demon is despised by mortal and immortal alike, not knowing the truth is the only thing keeping her safe. 
Forced to flee her home in the wake of disaster and discovery of who she is, Airie must place her trust in a man who believes she should never have been born. And when a demon uprising threatens lives he has sworn to protect, Hunter has to make a choice: abandon Airie to an uncertain fate, or overcome his own personal demons and love her for who she truly is.
I have to admit that I had a hard time at first really getting connected to the characters. Almost as if I was being held a bit back a bit while watching what was going on. However, I did get into the world building quite a bit. In fact, the world building was very good. This world helped me to connect to Airie about 1/4 of the way through. The connection stuck to the end of the book.

Hunter is also a character I struggled to connect with. I didn't quite get the same connection to him as I did Airie, but it was still pleasant enough and he was a good hero with this story. The secondary characters were also a good fit for this world and I enjoyed them as much. The connection there was not expected so I didn't struggle with those characters at all. The secondary characters really enhanced the primary characters, especially Blade (Hunter's bestie) and the women who work for Blade.

 My biggest complaint came at the very ending. It felt a bit rushed and almost too saccharine, but yet still satisfied my need for an HEA. I give this bok 3 1/2 stars. I really recommend it for the world building and to those that like a fun PNR with some adventure. I would definitely read more books by this author. 

26 comments:

  1. Oh, blurg. I love the cover (flash those abs, baybee!) and the premise sounds good but when you can't connect to the characters, it's just a nonstarter. Still, it does seem worth a go, since, as you said, it's a fun PNR and I really do enjoy those!

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    1. LOL! The cover is nice. :D It was entertaining! :)

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  2. Eh, I don't like it when books are rushed. I like to take my time and fall into the book. Still, the HEA is good.

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    1. It really was just the ending that was rushed so that wasn't too bad.

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  3. PNR fun? I am going to give it a whirl. I don't know if I can handle the non-connection. I need that in romance.

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  4. Sorry. I couldn't even read your review there for a while, I was too distracted by those abs. *stares*

    It's a bummer it took you a little while to connect to the characters, but it's awesome the world building made up for that a bit in the beginning. And I'm usually fine with a too-saccharine ending because I crave that HEA as you do.

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    1. *waves hand in front of Jenny's face* Uh, Jenny... the review is down here... *points to review*

      Jenny? ;D

      I am glad it was an HEA! :D

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  5. Hmm, not too sure about this one as its generally the characters who make or break a book for me.

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    1. It can be that way for me, but I also really like a good world building story as well.

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  6. I'm glad it was easier after the first part of the book. It's sometimes difficult... thanks for the review.

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    1. It wasn't a bad book at all. It was entertaining. :)

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  7. Ugh, the ending would probably ruin it a bit for me too, to be honest. As for the rest, I can be extremely patiend with the worldbuilding IF it pays off in the end, and it seems it certainly did here.
    I'm not a PNR reader at all, I read one or two occasionally when a friend makes me, but generally I stay away from the genre altogether. I'm a UF kinda gal. :)

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    1. Yea... if you don't like PNR, probably not for you. It has UF elements in it (which is why I liked the world building) but you probably would hate that ending.

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  8. I was wondering about this one and I am not convinced that I would love this. I am all about good solid world building but the slow pace and sweet ending might be too much, still on the other hand it does still catch my attention!

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    1. It was entertaining and I do think you would like it for that. :) Plus, you'd get to look at that cover! :D

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  9. The world building sounds good, but I hate it when endings feel rushed.

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  10. Where does the whole western thing come in?

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  11. I find that a lot of the Entangled books have bee having a rushed ending. i enjoy almost all of them anyway - just a little nitpick.

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  12. Too bad the ending was rushed, I am glad the world-building was solid and that you eventually connected. Is this the first in a series?

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  13. It sucks that the ending was rushed, but I love when an author can fully paint a world and suck me into it, so I think I might enjoy this. I'll add this to my feel good reads list when I'm in desperate need of a HEA. :-) Great review!

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  14. The cover makes me think this one is a wild west paranormal, but apparently that's not the case (shucks). It sounds interesting though and I do love a good HEA!

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  15. Sorry to hear that about the ending! I hate rushed endings. Love it when secondary characters are really good! Great review. :)

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  16. I hate books that get wrapped up too quickly. Also, I'm a character girl. I don't think this one would hold enough interest for me even with the great character building. I can tell you really had a hard time with the characters. But you were quite nice about it!

    Heather

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  17. *prrrr* Well, I could stare at the cover all day. ;) Thank you!

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