Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Demon From the Dark by Kresley Cole

Carrow Graie and Malkom Slaine's book

Demon From the Dark (Immortals After Dark book 10)

By Kresley Cole

Malkom Slaine: tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, he’s pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard.

Carrow Graie: hiding her own sorrows, she lives only for the next party or prank. Until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving.

In order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him. When Malkom becomes the nightmare his own people feared, will he lose the woman he craves body and soul?

I cannot convey how hard I fell for this story and these characters. There are a few books I'd like to rate higher than a 5 and Demon From the Dark is one of the few I'd rate as such. I freaking loved this book. 

Demon From the Dark was a bit different from the other stories in the Immortals After Dark series. Unlike the other stories, you could almost read this book as a stand alone. I'd never recommend it but thinking about all the events and characters, I don't think you'd get lost or confused. 

Malkom is an extremely likable hero. He has the tortured soul mojo working for him that is accompanied with such a streak of bad luck that you can't help for cheer for him. The whole story you know that Carrow has no choice but to betray him and you just have big lump in your throat knowing that it is coming. Oh man my heart was heavy. 

There is a major language gap between Malkom and Carrow at the beginning. The communication is almost comparable to a caveman with a modern woman. They try to communicate with carving symbols in the dirt and trying to learn basic words from one another. Malkom's demon characteristics are  medieval and Carrow is a modern day witch. They are worlds apart but their attraction is true. 

Malkom is a truly isolated character. He is only 1 of 4 known of his species. He has super brute strength, feared by all other demons yet he craves Carrow's gentle touch. I think I fell in love with him when he burned his hand from a fire and when he experienced the gentle touch Carrow offered him, he stuck his other hand in the fire so she'd touch his other hand. I know right! See why I fell for him.   

Ruby. I challenge anyone to not fall in love with this 7 yr old witch.

Demon From the Dark completely sets the series up for some major continuation and I can barely take the time to write this review before I am getting ready to dive into Dreams of a Dark Warrior.   

Teasers: chapters long cave shower scene, importance of the position of "wife", deep betrayal, step-demon dad, ring toss

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