Thursday, October 23, 2014

Review: Demon's Fury,Demon's Vow, and Inner Demon by Jocelynn Drake

Title: Demon's Fury
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Book 3.1 in the Asylum Tales
Published By: Harper Voyager (October 14, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Jocelynn Drake continues her successful urban fantasy series, Asylum Tales, with Demon’s Fury, set in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires walk free among humanity.

Powerful warlock and tattoo artist Gage has managed to escape the magical Ivory Towers who terrorize the rest of humans and monsters – but at a price. Now he must join forces with his nemesis Gideon to stop an unknown entity who is using old magic to commit gruesome murders. And if that’s not keeping him busy enough, an investigator recruits Gage to help her track a killer … who might be targeting tattoo artists.







Title: Demon's Vow
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Book #3.2 in the Asylum Tales
Published By: Harper Voyager (October 21, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Tattoo artist and warlock Gage is having a rough week. He’s trying to track down a mysterious murderer in Low Town while also chasing a powerful entity using forbidden Death Magic across the nation. When Gage discovers the two forces may be trying to unite, the stakes get even higher. With Gideon’s help, Gage is determined to stop the murderers before anyone else gets hurt – including his girlfriend, Trixie.







Title: Inner Demon
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Series: Book #3.3 in the Asylum Tales
Published By: Harper Voyager (October 28, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!

Book Description:
Gage is a powerful warlock in Low Town, where elves, faeries, trolls, goblins, and vampires walk free among humanity. But there are two dangerous entities murdering families and children, and Gage needs to stop them before anybody else gets hurt.


When Gage discovers a demon locked away it offers him access to dark magic in exchange for its freedom – a dangerous opportunity, but one that could save his loved ones. Gage must choose between what is right and what is easy … except he’s running out of time.






Even though these are three separate installments to the series, I am going to review them as a whole because they all start right where the first left off.

As some of you may know I was taken by surprise with this series when I first picked it up last year. Not only is this told entirely in the male point of view, Gage's (which is fantastic) is also a lot more rough because of it. Gage doens't hold anything back. He is who he is and you take it or you leave it. 

I was so excited to learn that book three wasn't the end of his, Trixie's and Bronx's tale because I wasn't quite ready to let go of them yet. 

One of my most favorite quotes from the collection of shorts was from the first book Demon's Fury:

"Trixie was my heart, but Bronx, he was my rock."

It shows jut how close this friendship is and how much they love and respect each other. Which in there world is rather unique considering they are all different species. One a feared wizard, another an elf, and the third a troll. 

It is funny how you don't even realize how much you can miss a world, a book, a series,  until you see another book is coming out and all those feelings and memories come flooding back to you.

That is what happened to me with The Asylum Tales. I missed Gage and the dark gritty world that Drake created and I didn't even realize how much so until Demon's Fury was in my hands and I dived right back into the world she had created. 

And even if I did guess early on some of the things that were going on, I still had a fabulous time with these reads and I can't believe that then end of the third book Inner Demon is all that is left to the story. In fact, it can't be. I just won't accept it. I need to see everyone settled and safe and together again.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that it wasn't the end and that Drake will once again surprise us with a fourth book or even so more shorts because I truly would love to see it happen.




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*







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30 comments:

  1. I've heard about this series, but never really paid much attention to it. I didn't realize that it is told from male POV - it is definitely something I would like to read.
    Great review!

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    1. Yep, that is what I love about it, you don't get too many of these in the UF genre.

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  2. I enjoy Male POVs if they are done well. I especially like ones where the guy does not hold back so I think I would really enjoy Gage's character. Have you read Emma Chases' series? The male POV was hilarious in that one! :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. No I haven't yet Nick. I will go look it up though and check it out. :)

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  3. I do enjoy paranormal with a male POV, I think it's refreshing and sometimes can be a lot of fun. Probably why I enjoy The Dresden Files so much, thought I bet Harry and Gage are very very different.

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    1. Not as different as you would think actually!

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  4. Kindlemom you've got my interest as to how a female author gives a male POV. And the titles, premise and covers look fab. Thanks

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  5. Wait, things end on a less than resolved note and it's possible there's no fourth book? Nooooooo Ali! Hopefully that fourth book is in the works for sure and you'll get your HEA for everyone:)

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  6. I do like the male pov, I am trying to think of another UF series that has one, love the idea.

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    1. Kevin Hearne's series has one and then the Dresden Files but there aren't many for sure!

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  7. Super thanks!

    It didn't hit me til this review what this series was/is! I got the previous two books, when I saw this in EW I thought it was part of her other series w/c was super long. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

    *scrambling off to EW*

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    1. Yay! I hope they are still on there for you to grab!

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  8. That's great you really loved the world and characters. I love books with a male pov.

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    1. I really do too, it is a nice change to have once in a while.

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  9. I love a good strong male voice and we don't get too many of them. I really need to get into more UF, that is my plan for next year. I will have to consider this.

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    1. For some reason I was thinking that you had tried this series already?

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  10. These look great. I have never heard of this series before but am in desperate need of some new p/n reads to break up the monotony of the cont/rom I have been reading. Thanks for the review I will be sure to check these books out!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope if you do read them you love them every bit as much as I do. :)

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  11. Well it being told from the male POV totally has me wanting to try! That can be so interesting. Thanks for the heads up on em!

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  12. I'm happy you had a good time. I was a little mixed by book 1 but I'm curious to read the others to see how they are.

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    1. The second was way better than the first and third even more so.

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  13. Well if you liked them then I am sure I will like them as well :). Great review!

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  14. I like the fact these are told from a males pov which I haven't really seen too many in UF. I need to check these out, Ali. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there's a final book in the works to resolve everything. :)

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    1. I am too Kim because I would love to read it.

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  15. I don't often see male POV's. This sounds cool! I've seen this series around but haven't made a point to check it out. Thanks for putting it on my radar, I'm always on the lookout for more UF.

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    1. It is a pretty good series and the male POV is definitely a bonus.

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