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Jessica Walsh

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Alix Andre DeBenit and Randall Fagan are hunters. Yes, hunters--of the demon hunter variety. They track down and rid the world of those forces that don't belong here, those sinister forces that threaten all of us. But for Alix, the motivation to be a hunter is quite personal. And when a captured demon tells him of a being that might be able to give him exactly what he wants and undo all of his pain, that motivation becomes a singular focus. But Alix and Fagan are called on to help a friend--Fagan's former hunting partner--and quickly find out there might be more to demons (and the world they come from) than either of them ever could have imagined.

This was a definite page-turner for me--well, in so far as my Kindle has pages. It's a great little urban fantasy story that does a great job of presenting two worlds--both our world and the world of the demons. The characters are dynamic, including--and sometimes especially--the secondary characters, who really add quite a bit to the story. There's a hint of realism (because, let's face it, there is a part of fantasy and science fiction that still needs to seem authentic), and a great balance between the fantastical and the mundane. The story isn't overly complicated, and that's a good thing with the number of characters and entities that come popping in and out between the pages.

Definitely worth a read for those interested in fantasy, paranormal stories, and especially urban fantasy.

[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.]
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crtsjffrsn | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 27, 2021 |
A gorgeous book, not enough text or push for the meaning behind it, but pretty irregardless.
Yolken | Jan 15, 2020 |
‘Spiked and Feathered’ has one of the most fun “reveals” of a sifter I have ever read. It may be totally implausible, but then – so are sifters in the first pace. I found the way the author describes the process and Anthony’s reactions to it very entertaining.

But. Despite all that fun, this is not an easy story for me to rate. It’s totally personal and mainly because I was unable to relate to Anthony, who is also the narrator, in any meaningful way. Young, ready to take risks I wouldn’t even dream about (unless it is a nightmare), and drowning his job-related frustration in alcohol is just the beginning. Hooking up with a stranger and having full-on sex without protection just made it worse, and then he ends up in the stranger’s home and only feels mild panic? Um, no. I just can’t wrap my head around that.

If you like stories about “young and stupid” characters who make an astonishing discovery, then you’ll probably like this short story far more than I did.

NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review.
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SerenaYates | Oct 14, 2017 |
When good friends Tim and Jessie were both single at the same time and lamenting their own bad habits when it came it to relationships they came up with the brain child of 40 Days of Dating. Their experiment had very basic ground rules: they had to see each other every day, they had to fill out a questionnaire every day to document their experiment, they had to go to couple's therapy once a week, and they had to go on a weekend trip together at some point during the 40 days. After the experiment, while reviewing some of their questionnaire responses, Tim and Jessie realized that the results were worth sharing and they turned the project into a blog which quickly went viral and resulted in, amongst other things, this book.

This was a fascinating social experiment to read. Due to the layout of the questionnaires it's really fascinating to get a literal he said, she said about each day of the project and to see how two people can perceive the same scenarios. Seeing how two people who already know each other well and are aware of their own and their partner's own relationship bad habits made for some really interesting read. The book also includes journal entries from Tim and Jessie after the project ended and it was wonderful to get some further insight into their relationship post-experiment. As Goodman and Walsh are both designers, the book itself is also a gorgeous object on its own.
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MickyFine | Jul 6, 2016 |



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