May 26, 2015

Devil's Daughter by Hope Schenk-de Michele, Paul Marquez with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff


T I T L E: Devil’s Daughter
S E R I E S: Lucinda’s Pawn Shop (Nº 1)
A U T H O R: Hope Schenk-de Michele, Paul Marquez with Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
P U B L I S H E R: Bird Street Books
P U B L I S H--D A T E: July 14, 2015
I S B N: 9781939457363
Urban Fantasy
Lucinda is as old as humanity itself, yet perpetually young, beautiful, and endowed with supernatural powers. She lives a double life—human and immortal. Born out of a betrayal of trust between the first woman, Eve, and father, Lucifer, Lucinda has worked covertly and subtly for millennia to be true to her mother’s love by subverting her father’s schemes. In her human guise, she manages Lucinda’s Pawnshop & Antiquary, the doors of which can open to any street anywhere in the world at any time. Mortals who have arrived at a moral or spiritual crossroads are drawn into the mysterious shop. If they acquire one of its cursed artifacts, they may find themselves drafted into Lucifer’s service. And if the Devil's daughter will not love a man he can control, can Lucifer control the man she loves?


     An interesting concept and entertaining read. Although this book was written by three authors, the writing was seamless and flowed well. The characters were well developed.
     Lucinda was very clever in hiding the fact that she was really undermining her father's plans even though by all appearances she seemed to be aiding him in trying to bring humanity to ruins. As far as her relationship with Lucifer goes, you get the feeling that he does care for her at least somewhat, despite the fact that he is selfish and purely evil. I also really liked Nathaniel a lot though he was supposed to be one of the Devil's minions. I am interested to see what the future holds for the fallen angel because I get the feeling that below the surface there is more to him than we are seeing. That brings me to Nick, even though Lucinda loves him, I didn't. He's probably my least favorite character in the story right along with Rey. Although, Rey is obviously one of the bad guys and Nick is not. There was just something about Nick that didn't sit well with me.
     The plot, in general, was refreshing and a great take on the old good versus evil theme. There were a lot of grey areas just like there is in real life, which is always full of choices that have consequences affecting our future.
     All in all a really great read.

4 STAR


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