Title: Demon Eyes
Author: Scott Tracey
Series: Witch Eyes #2
Publication Date: October 8, 2012
Number of the Pages: 395 Pages
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Demons don't die without a fight...
After destroying the demon Lucien, Braden—son of Belle Dam’s most powerful warlock, Jason Thorpe—doesn’t need the power of his witch eyes to see that everything in his life is turning against him: friends, family, and even his visions. When disturbing nightmares of Lucien’s return haunt him, Braden discovers that the simmering feud between the city’s two witch dynasties is fast approaching its explosive boiling point.
While struggling to come to terms with his attraction to Trey, Catherine Lansing’s son who should be his mortal enemy, a diabolical plan starts to unveil before Braden’s eyes. Young women are disappearing from Belle Dam, and as he investigates, Braden is forced to explore the dangerous unknown power within himself. But when the truth about his family is revealed, Braden must pay a terrible price.
**This review will contain spoilers from the first book, Witch Eyes, but I try to avoid them for the most part**
Scott Tracey delivers another deliciously dangerous story with Demon Eyes. Haunted by his actions in Witch Eyes, Braden begins to shut out the people who care about him most. While his paternal relationship with Jason is still a secret from most of Belle Dam, including Catherine Lansing, living in Jason’s house has made him a few enemies. To top it off, if Braden uses his witch eyes again, he could be risking his life. With everything turned upside down, Braden does not know where he stands, or whom he should trust.
Braden is weaker in Demon Eyes, because he is still trying to recover from the fight with Lucien. He has also been informed that he could die the next time he tries to use his witch eyes. That does not stop Braden from trying to save Belle Dam as young women are disappearing, and Braden knows that it is up to him to stop the person behind it. As the story continues, Braden grows and changes as a character, becoming emotionally colder. Relationships are changing, and Braden is changing with them.
All Braden's relationships with people in Belle Dam have shifted or changed due to the events at the end of Witch Eyes. Trey discovering who Braden really is has shifted their relationship to somewhere in between barely and none existent. While both Trey and Braden still have feelings for each other, Trey does not want to compromise his loyalty to his family. Jade on the other hand remains friends with Braden, and does not care about the feud. She just does not want their friendship in the public to keep up appearances. Braden’s friendship with Riley has disappeared as she is angry for being lied too, and wants nothing to do with Braden. The newest relationship development is Braden’s friendship with the shape shifter Drew. I have to say that Drew and Braden’s sarcastic remark filled friendship was one of my favorite parts of the book.
Demon Eyes is even better than Witch Eyes, which I did not think could happen. Demon Eyes was an emotional, suspenseful read that took my breath away. Scott Tracey has truly out done himself, and I cannot wait to see where he takes the story in Phantom Eyes.
**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review**
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