Sunday, 12 February 2012

REVIEW, Desire Unchained

Surrender to the ultimate temptation...

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Desire Unchained
Series: Demonica series, book 2
Pub: 2009, Grand Central Publishing (Piatkus)
Author: Larissa Ione
Cat: Urban fantasy
Format: paperback (mid); 325 pp w/ 24 chapters
Whose: Shade & Runa
Age Range: Adult                                             

Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger but she couldn’t resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them....a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him—but ends up prisoner to his darker enemy.

A Seminus demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he’d seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes up in a dank dungeon chained next to a mysteriously powerful Runa, he realises that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor casts a spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives and their hearts—or succumb to a madman’s evil plans.

Yeah...I’m not sure I can give this book a good review, mostly because I feel as if I’m not in the heavy series mood. Really, I’m all about the sappy romances that are over and done with in that one book, where the Demonica series is really something you need to sink your teeth into.

Now, I say this mostly because I found myself very wishy washy when I was reading it. Don’t get me wrong I like the writing style; I didn’t find anything in it that annoyed me, but....

And that’s the problem, that but. I’m not sure if it comes from the fact that I came into this series on its second book which isn’t something I do—actually yeah it is, I’ve only ever started trilogies at the beginning, or series that are first person, since they really need that beginning, but not romances, they shouldn’t play out that way. Still, saying this I felt as if something was missing, only I don’t know if it was because I just wasn’t into that type of reading or if it was the way of the books. 

 Anyway, this book we had the tragic demon storyline with a curse that makes falling in love something he really needs to stay away from. And the only woman that could make it impossible for him. Yep. Even now, I don’t feel as if I should write about this because of the fact that I’m just not feeling it at the moment. There was just something missing, and even worse, one of the characters in the book did nothing for me, one that I think should have.

There was like five people’s voice in it at one point, but mostly it was spoken from four. It had an evil that was crazy and did shit that no super villain would be dumb enough to touch, like really, he just wasn’t with it—this, by the way, was a point.

The characters seemed flat to me, less emotional than what I really like, but I’m taking this off the fact that I’m not into this type of heavy series at the moment, but it’ll bounce back, things like this always does and when that happens and my thoughts on all this become better I’ll re-post this, but at the moment I’ll say, mmmm......

I’m undecided on what I thought, maybe by the next book, though I’m not sure if that will be the first, or the next in the series, but.....I’m just uncaring at the moment.

Pleasure Unbound, [tb], Passion Unleashed, Ecstasy Unveiled, Sin Undone

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