by Deborah Wilde
Series: Nava Katz #1
Published by: Tantor
Narrator: Hollie Jackson
Length: 9 hours and 10 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Narration Rating: 3.5
Bridesmaids meets Buffy with a dash of the seven deadly sins.
The age-old story of what happens when a foul-mouthed, romance impaired heroine with no edit button and a predilection for hot sex is faced with her worst nightmare–a purpose.
Ari Katz is intelligent, driven, and will make an excellent demon hunter once initiated into the Brotherhood of David. However, this book is about his twin Nava: a smart-ass, self-cultivated hot mess, who is thrilled her brother is stuck with all the chosen one crap.
When Nava half-drunkenly interrupts Ari’s induction ceremony, she expects to be chastised. What she doesn’t expect is to take her brother’s place among the–until now–all-male demon hunters. Even worse? Her infuriating leader is former rock star Rohan Mitra.
Too bad Rohan’s exactly what Nava’s always wanted: the perfect bad boy fling with no strings attached, because he may also be the one to bring down her carefully erected emotional shields. That’s as dangerous as all the evil fiends vying for the bragging rights of killing the only female ever chosen for Demon Club.
Odds of survival: eh.
Odds of having a very good time with Rohan before she bites it: much better.
Ths synopsis for The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde appealed to me. I had a feeling this would be action-packed and fun. A secret Jewish organization of demon hunters, an unexpected recruit, and demons..spells fun, character growth and an interesting start to the Nava Katz.
We meet loud, unlikable Nava Kantz as she arrives home, hungover and late for her twin brother’s initiation into the Brotherhood of David. After embarrassing herself and her family, the ceremony begins. Ari, her brother, has been preparing for this since birth and will receive his special powers. Things go wrong, and Nava gains powers, making her the first-ever demon hunter.
Nava is young and snarky, but as the story unfolds, I found myself feeling sorry for her. Imagine being second fiddle all your life to your twin brother. It explains some of her behavior. As the story progressed we began to see some of her better qualities and the makings of a quick-thinking kick-ass demon hunter. Granted, she isn’t at all happy with the situation and is more concerned about her next O, then fighting demons.
The girl marches to her own drum, which causes some friction between her and her leader; former rock star Rohan Mitra. Too bad, Rohan is just the kind of bad boy she has dreamt about. I enjoyed watching them interact from their wicked banter to snarky one-liners. Nava tests and questions giving poor Rohan no reprieve. The developing relationship between them worked seamlessly against the action-packed storyline and Wilde has me wanting more.
The story is fast-paced with plenty of demon killing action. We see threats against Ari and Nava as well as the Brotherhood. Apparently, some demons want bragging rights for executing the first female demon slayer. What took me by surprise was the emotions I felt in the second half. I started out tolerating Nava and ended up rooting for her. Wilde did an excellent job of fleshing her out and allowing me to see what she is capable of. The story ends on a high note and sets us up for the next story.
Hollie Jackson narrated the Unlikeable Demon Hunter and did a fantastic job. It was a little weird hearing the voices of characters from the Witchless in Seattle series by Dakota Cassidy. Winterbottom’s as Rohan, and Nava as Stevie. However, as the story progressed their personalities and differences shone through. At least there was no Belfrey.
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter was a fun start to the Nava Katz series. I look forward to seeing more of this kick-ass demon hunter and zany cast of characters.The Unlikeable Demon Hunter by Deborah Wilde- snark, humor and a kick-arse demon hunter. #audio Click To Tweet
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