Saturday, October 1, 2011

Review of Try Me by Parker Blue



This part-demon teen vampire fighter and her faithful terrier hellhound are once again patrolling the dark city streets of San Antonio, Texas. Val's hunky human partner, Detective Dan Sullivan, is giving her the cold shoulder since she beheaded his vampire ex-fiancée. Vamp leader Alejandro is struggling to keep the peace between vamps, demons and humans. The mucho powerful Encyclopedia Magicka has been stolen, someone in the Demon Underground is poisoning vamps, and Val's inner lust demon, Lola, is getting very restless since Val's now partnered with sexy Shade, the shadow demon with the blond good looks of an angel.
The second book in Parker Blue's Demon Underground urban fantasy series plunges readers deeper into a heady world of passion, friendship, intrigue and mystery.(Copied From Goodreads)

My Review

Try Me is the second book in the Demon Underground series by Parker Blue, and it is just as enthralling as the first one. Val Shapiro returns as the vampire hunter battling her inner demons, literally. With the second book picking up shortly after the first one, Val is dealing with the fallout of the incident in the first novel that resulted in Val beheading her partner and love interest’s ex-fiance.

With the help of Micah, who is part incubus, Val is trying to learn to control her powers. An Incubus is the male version of a succubus. If she can learn to control, she will not have to worry about Lola, her succubus side, escaping from her bottle. With control, she could also learn to use her succubus powers to protect others, especially since the Encyclopedia Magicka have been stolen. These books hold secrets that could be deadly to demons and vampires if they fall into the wrong hands. Try Me is a great continuation of the Demon Underground series.

I like the expansion made on the character of Shade, it was an interesting turn in the story. Shade who was just barely mentioned in the first novel, developed into a more dimensional character in Try Me. My favorite part of the series has to be the relationship between Fang, Val’s part hellhound terrier, and Val. Since Fang is a hellhound, he understands English, and communicates telepathically with anyone who is part demon. Fang snarky, sarcastic attitude just makes me want to read more.

Try Me adds to the Demon Underground series very nicely, and it leaves me wanting to know more about the world that Parker Blue has created. The goes especially for Fang. I cannot wait to start the third book in the series, Fang Me.
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
  • Publication Date: February 19, 2010
  • Language: English
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from netGalley**

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2 comments:

Andrea said...

I really enjoyed this one. I was very surprised by the change in Val & Dan'a relationship. But I really like Shade & love Fang.
Great review!

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

Thank You! Yeah Val and Dan's relationship change was a huge surprise to me too.

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