An edgy book for teens that spans the gap between YA and adult fiction. Life after high school is tough enough without having to go 15 rounds with your inner demon. Val Shapiro is just your ordinary, part-demon, teenaged vampire hunter with a Texas drawl. And a pet hellhound named Fang. Soon enough she finds herself deep in the underbelly of the city, discovering the secrets of the Demon Underground and fighting to save those she loves. Whether they love her back or not.(Copied From Goodreads)
Val Shapiro is a vampire slayer with a unique gift in the form of Lola. Lola being what Val likes to use to refer to her demon side. Val Shapiro is teenager trying to learn to deal with her inner succubus, making it hard to connect with anyone. The opening of the books jumps right into the action with Val fighting with a vampire. Val uses the hunting and killing of vampires to quench the thirst of the lust demon part of her. This avoids the need to use her powers to seduce men and have Lola feed on the lust energy.
My favorite part of this book is the relationship between Val, and her hellhound Fang. The relationship between the two has a way to lightening the mood, in certain situations. Even though Fang is a dog, he is holds his own, and he almost feels like a human character. Besides who does not want a vampire hunting hellhound at their side.
Val Shapiro as a character that is immediately fascinating, and the author, Parker Blue, creates a character that draws a reader in almost immediately. The setting for the book is also intriguing, because San Antonio is not a common city featured in supernatural, vampire novels. The change made the book even more fun to read. This book held my interest, and I could not put it down. I loved this book, the characters featured, and it ended with me wanted to know more. I cannot wait to start reading the second book in the Demon Underground series by Parker Blue.
- Paperback: 232 pages
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
- Publication Date: September 30, 2008
- Language: English
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from netGalley, in exchange for an honest review**
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