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Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells Review

Title: Green-Eyed Demon

Author: Jaye Wells

First published March 1, 2011

376 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780316037778 (ISBN10: 031603777X)

Rating: 4


Sabina Kane’s to-do list just keeps getting longer. Her sister has been kidnapped by her own family, her enemies are lurking around every corner, and there’s a voodoo priestess out for her blood.

With time running out, Sabina teams up with her alluring partner Adam Lazarus and her mischievous demon friend Giguhl to track down her sister in the heart of the Big Easy. But their rescue mission is far from easy, as they face off against powerful werewolves, cunning vampires, and deadly humans.

As Sabina fights for her sister’s life, she must also confront the demons of her past and come to terms with the person she is destined to become. Can Sabina save her sister and prevent a war among the Dark Races, or will she fall victim to her own inner demons?

About the Author

Jaye Wells, an accomplished author of speculative fiction, previously worked as a magazine editor. Her novels have achieved great success, making various bestseller lists and earning recognition with awards.

Wells has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and is a renowned speaker on the subject of writing. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations, experimenting in the kitchen like a scientist, and taking on challenges that frighten her, all in an effort to incorporate them into her writing.

Currently, Wells resides in Texas.

Editoral Review

Green-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells is a thrilling urban fantasy novel that will leave readers on the edge of their seat. Published on March 1, 2011, this novel is the third in Wells’ Sabina Kane series.

With a unique approach to the vampire trope and a contemporary setting, Wells delivers an exciting and engaging story that will appeal to fans of the urban fantasy genre. Jaye Wells is an American author of urban fantasy novels.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Wells worked as a magazine editor and freelance journalist. Her Sabina Kane series has received critical acclaim, and she has won multiple awards for her writing.

In Green-Eyed Demon, Wells once again delivers a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that will captivate readers from start to finish. The plot follows Sabina Kane, a half-vampire assassin who is on the run from the vampires she was once sworn to serve.

She is teamed up with her sworn enemy, mage Adam Lazarus, to track down the demon who has been manipulating her entire life. The story is set against the backdrop of a modern-day United States where vampires, mages, and demons all live among humans, but not always peacefully.

The characters grappling with personal and political struggles while navigating dangerous supernatural forces that threaten to tear their world apart. Wells masterfully weaves together a complex plot filled with twists and turns that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

The characters are dynamic and well-developed, with Sabina and Adam leading the pack as strong, memorable protagonists. The dialogue is witty and engaging, and the pacing is perfectly executed, with action-packed scenes that are balanced by moments of character development and introspection.

One of the book’s strengths is its ability to tackle serious themes while still delivering a thrilling supernatural adventure. Wells explores themes of power, politics, and inequality, drawing parallels between the supernatural world and our own.

She challenges readers to consider the impacts of corruption and systemic oppression, while also highlighting the strength and resilience of her characters. Despite its strengths, Green-Eyed Demon is not without its flaws.

Some readers may find the romantic subplot a bit clich, and the novel occasionally veers into tropes commonly associated with the urban fantasy genre. However, these shortcomings are minor compared to the overall quality of the novel.

Overall, Green-Eyed Demon is a well-crafted, engaging, and thrilling read that will appeal to urban fantasy fans. The book’s strengths lie in its complex plot, well-developed characters, and its ability to tackle serious themes with skill and finesse.

Jaye Wells proves once again that she is a master of the genre, and readers will be left eagerly anticipating what comes next for Sabina Kane. Recommendation: Highly recommended for fans of the urban fantasy genre.

This book is a must-read for anyone looking for a strong, female-led adventure with lots of action and excitement. While the book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone novel.