Delivering Evil for Experts
If you’re not familiar with Annette Marie’s books, I’d start with Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codes: Spellbound #1). The Spellbound books (8 total) and Demonized books (4 total) are parallel story lines in the same world that sometimes intersect. For reading order go here: https://annettemarie.ca
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Romantic Subplot: Marie is the Queen of Slow Burn.
Steam: Not fade to black but not graphic either.
Diverse: Eh. Side characters from the Guild Codex: Spellbound are diverse and intersect into this series, but the MC is a cisgender, heterosexual white woman.
Action: Marie’s action scenes should be taught in UF writing classes. They’re so vivid but not bogged down with description.
Robin (1st person perspective)–Book smart, linguist, demonica class mage, who overthinks everything. She has big feels but holds them inside Stress baker. (Sidenote) A. M. needs to write a cookbook because the bribe cookies in this series sound so yummy.
Plot: Delivering Evil for Experts is the wrap up novel for the Guild Codex: Demonized series. Robin is searching for a way to send Zylas, the demon, home while at the same time secretly pining he’ll stay. She grows a lot in this book and begins to open up. The story ties in with Guild Codex: Spellbound’s eighth book Damned Souls and a Sangria.
Recommend? I highly recommend these books. Actually, everything written by Annette Marie. The only books by her I haven’t read are her Red Winter novels.
©TJ Deschamps 2021
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