Book Reviews

Alice in Demonland by RaShelle Workman

My edition: Kindle Owned
Pages: 171
Series: Demonland #1
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling, Demons
Publish: July 18, 2018
Rating: 2 stars

Synopsis:

Alice is a Dark Moth trainee determined to slay her demon sire. That means no distractions, especially not from the gorgeous Kade Everett. He’s a warrior at the compound with secrets she wants to discover, but doing so might cost her life.

In the last millennia a deadly game has raged between demons and their half-human creations. Known as Moths, a select few were born with distinctive marks on their hands. They possess the same powers as their demon parent.

Over the years an elite group of warriors formed The Dark Moth Society. Their sole purpose to slay their demon sires. Alice Blackburn is a Dark Moth trainee. Some of her classmates call her the Queen of Hearts because she doesn’t share hers.

So when Kade Everett shows up at the compound, Alice is surprised by her feelings. But there isn’t time to act on them. In just a few days, her creator, the foul demon that slaughtered her mom will come to kill her. That’s part of their sick and twisted game, and Alice intends to win.

Review:

I had planned on reading the next book but that ending ruined all chances of that happening.

Their demonic rules were simple: Bed a woman. Wait until after their half-demon child was born. Kill the human mother. Once the child reached the age of maturity, which was eighteen, the real fun began. At least according to the demon. They would start hunting and wouldn’t stop until the child and everyone the half-demon cared about was dead.

Alice Blackburn aka the Queen of Hearts is a moth training to be a warrior in the Dark Moth Society. One night leads to a tragedy lands. Enter in Kade Everett. Alice has to stay close by him. She has never let her guard down, until him.

This had potential, but as said earlier the ending ruined it for me. I thought I could look past the mistakes and the okay writing, but that ending. Talk about zero to a hundred without really knowing what fully went on.

Alice and Kade were okay characters. Their love build up was meh compared to Alice looking at Wrythe. I felt like there was more of a love story there. The ending made me feel like Alice over reacted. I mean I’ve read of something similar happening in other stories but normally the girl is hurt and doesn’t understand what’s going on. Not a “I was in love but now I hate him and want to kill my dad.” sort of feeling.

Maybe I read it wrong. I don’t know. Just not moving forward with this book. Hopefully the other book I am reading by this author has a better ending.

Peace out girl scout.