Review: Bite Me, Try Me, Fang Me
I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Bite Me, Try Me, Fang Me by Parker Blue
Series: Demon Underground # 1-3
Published by Bell Bridge Books on September 30th 2008
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
What an absolute joy to read! I laughed out loud. Repeatedly. Bite Me, Try Me, Fang Me written by Parker Blue and published by Bell Bridge Books. This particular edition is a set of all three stand-alone books (the Demon Underground series) in one.
In Bite Me our heroine, Val, is feeling friendless and lonely. As a part-demon in a paranormal-oblivious world she has been home-schooled alone, knows no other demons, and has no human friends. It's her 18th birthday and she's out looking for a vampire to stake. When she returns home with her AWOL younger sister, her parents tell her that in order to protect her sister, she must move out of her home – and find a new job. She discovers the special (secret) Special (as in paranormal) Crime Unit of the local police and the Demon Underground, an alliance of demons/part-demons who work to support each other in this human world.
In Try Me, second book in the Demon Underground series, Val's position in the Special (paranormal) Crimes Unit has been damaged by the revelation that her demon is a succubus and her emotions are tried by the desertion of her first love. On the other hand, Micah is teaching her how to control her demon, the part-shadow demon Shade makes her feel valued, and Fang is still her friend.
The third book, Fang Me, is the story of retrieving the bespelled Encyclopedia Magika, a powerful set of books given to Val just before her father's death; the books had disappeared one day many years before. Val returned them to the Demon Underground in time for them to be stolen again! It's difficult to know the thief but eventually the who, how, and why are discovered. In the meantime, Val is working for the "good" vampires because she had used her services to guarantee the Underground's side of an agreement with the vamps.(less)
The first book was explosive. It was jammed packed with fighting, drama, and a girl who was trying to find herself. The reader got put immediately in her shoes and you felt her anger, well at least I did. Val never got a break. She was blamed for everything and told to stay away from her family. It was harsh. The way that she found herself I liked. She put her powers to use in a good way helping keeping the city safe. I adored her strength to keep her head on straight and do what needed to be done regardless of her feelings.
The love interest was good. Although, I am a bit miffed at the way Dan treated her. Dan, you are a Class A jerkwad. That is all.
This book still kept the action but it was tone down a bit. It was more about her relationship with people and finding out who she really was. She was discovering who her father was and if there are others out there like her. I am glad that she is able to find the answer that she is seeking. Some of them were hard to face, but she did it. I love her hellhound dog. I really believe that without that dog giving her the strength that she needed she may not be where she is at. That dog always gives her the truth and the right amount of encouragement.
Oh and I still thinks Dan is a Class A Jerkwad!
This book has so much action in it. As the reader, we finally get some real answers as to what is going on. I love that Val finally found someone who can appreciate her. I now how some kind of respect for Dan, but I still think he is jerkwad for what he did. Val is also learning to control her inner demon. In the beginning, you see her struggle with who she is. I was happy to see that Val has accepted everything and is learning more and more control. The big showdown at the end was sweet. I adored all the sword action and fighting. This is one series I am now hooked on!
The series is not done yet. There are still more on the way. The Demon Underground series is great for those who love some real drama and real fighting. This series had my heart racing! It made me feel Val’s every emotion! If you love paranormal romance, fighting, and some real good betrayal, read this series! Plus, you’ll fall in love with Fang!
I give it 4 BITES!