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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Review: Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey

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Title: Demon Eyes (GoodReads)
Publisher: Flux

Source: Netgalley
Publication Date: 08 Oct 2012
Series or Standalone: Series
ISBN: 0738726451 
Format: ebook (ARC)
Pages: 395
Place(s) Traveled to: Belle DamWashington
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Witch Eyes Series Order
Book 1: Witch Eyes
Book 2: Demon Eyes
Book 3:  Phantom Eyes (Fall 2013)
First Line: “Power is a problem,” a dead man said to me.
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Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey is the second book in his Witch Eyes series and it picks up shortly after the ending of the first book. Braden, our main character, is dealing with a lot of issues including some strained relationships which leave him feeling a little isolated. As with most sequels there is a lot of transitioning in this book that will lead to the big climatic moments of the final book. But just because there is transitioning going on doesn’t mean that nothing happens in this book. 
Demon Eyes starts out with a bang and while its not a race to the finish there are many quick, fast paced and emotional roller coaster moments. My heart was often left aching when it came to Braden and his various relationships  I swear, Scott Tracey seems to delight in torturing the reader. That and I think he has a thing against happy, fluffy bunny moments because just when his characters seem to find a moment of peace he goes and tosses a grenade into things. 

There is much to like in Demon Eyes and if you liked Witch Eyes then you will like this book as well. Many of the same characters return and there is lots of snark, some mystery, some action, some romance, and a wee bit of heartbreak to keep the readers entertained. I do like that we got to see more of some characters that we first met in Witch Eyes but it seemed to come at the lessening of other characters rolls and that made me sad.
If I am honest, then there were some moments that seemed to drag in this book and for the bulk of it the story was a solid 4 star read. But then the ending just sort of exploded and jumped this star rating up. There were some twists that I didn’t see coming and I do love it when an author can surprise me. What I don’t like are cliff hanger endings and the ending of Demon Eyes can fall into this category. This is especially tragic when the release of Phantom Eyes isn’t until sometime in 2013. *le sigh* That is so far to wait.

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