Author: Dakota Banks
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: March 27, 2012
A demon's assassin for centuries, Maliha Crayne has gone rogue, determined to save a life for every one she's destroyed in order to free herself from an eternity of enslavement, damnation, and excruciating torment. But as the powers that sustained her in the past fade, she is wary of trusting those closest to her--especially her lover, Jake. And her friends are beginning to disappear, one by one. Amid her anger, suspicion, and sorrow, her life is spiraling out of control.
Worse still, a beautiful Renaissance murderess is recruiting Maliha as her new assassin. Maliha is turning into a lethal puppet with Immortal pulling the strings, forced to kill innocents or see her missing friends die horribly. Suddenly trapped in a moral no-man's-land, Maliha is damned if she does and damned if she doesn't ... and time is rapidly running out.
I admit that I was at a major disadvantage when I took on this book to review. I went into it with the knowledge that is the third book in Dakota Banks' "Mortal Path" series. I was not sure what to expect, but the concept sounded interesting.
I wasn't disappointed either. I was confused, but that is to be expected when picking up a story in the middle of a series. When I have time, I want to get books one and two to read- what better way to unconfuse myself.
The book is light on romance, but the mentions therein are sweet and the overall concept of the book is pretty interesting. Action packed is a definite descriptor for this book, something that I very much enjoyed. I was especially geeked about the bit of history thrown in via the book's villain. If you want to know how, you'll just have to read. No spoilers on that one. ;)
I applaud Ms. Banks on delivering an action-packed book with a very intriguing story idea that's not your typical paranormal flair. I would highly recommend this book if you are looking for a good read, but I would suggest reading books one and two first. Even though you are given a little history behind the main character's overall journey, I am sure it's better explained in the first two books and it'll keep you from feeling slightly lost in the story as I was. I am sure that if I had read the first two books, I would have enjoyed this book even further. Don't let it turn you away though, pick up books one and two to read in anticipation for the third's release in March!