For those of you who don’t know, and I hope I’m not outing her (yikes, if I am but I don’t think so), Deborah Wilde is actually Tellulah Darling. Remember My Ex From Hell? Sam Cruz? Yup. That’s the one. While Darling writes YA, Wilde is all about adult fantasy.
And wowza, what a funny, sexy and creative series Nava Katz is.
Nava Katz is one half of a set. Her twin, Ari, is destined to be a demon hunter. He’s been trained his entire life for this secret role, and now that it’s time to perform the ceremony, all things go to hell. Well, not quite.
Nava has always been a wild card. She’s always felt in her perfect brother’s shadow, even though she shouldn’t have. She had to give up her dream due to an injury, and now, she needs to step up.
See, the ceremony didn’t work on Ari. Instead, the one affected by the magic was Nava. It turns out the test done on the twins after they were born made the elders believe it’s Ari who’s the chosen one, because only boys were demon hunters. Or as they’re called – Rasha (evil/bad one in Hebrew). I have to admit the word bothered me, as the hunters dedicate their lives to fighting evil, but it’s explained in the story, so I’m over it. Mostly.
Anyhoo… Nava need to play catch up on everything her brother already knows. And she’s also determined to make things right, as this mixup is affecting her and her twin’s relationship, and could cost them their lives.
Naturally, Wilde adds a love interest for Nava, in the form of a hunky former rock star, Rohan. Rohan is a mentor of a sort for Nava, and after getting over the initial shock and fangirling moment, she decides he’ll be a temporary hookup, until she can learn what she needs and get the elders to induct Ari, as he should have. This way – he’ll get the magic, and can fulfill his destiny right along with her.
Rohan and Nava grow closer and closer, and while they are both completely mixed up about their feelings, they help each other. This book is a wonderful set up for the series. It definitely jumpstarts an amazingly fun and creative plot, and I can’t wait for the next installment.
I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed Deborah Wilde’s writing style up until the point I read the first 2-3 sentences of this book. It’s been a joy; funny, sexy, sarcastic, brash and even a little thoughtful. But mostly it was so much fun to read.
Give me more, Deb.
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.
A global wanderer, hopeless romantic, and total cynic with a broken edit button, Deborah writes urban fantasy to satisfy her love of smexy romances and tales of chicks who kick ass. She is all about the happily-ever-after, with a huge dose of hilarity along the way. “It takes a bad girl to fight evil. Go Wilde.”