Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review of Green-Eyed Demon, by Jaye Wells

Green-Eyed Demon (Sabina Kane, #3)
The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. She has to save her sister from her mysterious captors. And in order to do that, she has to broker a deal between the mages and the vampires before all hell breaks loose.
But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about, she’s got to save herself from the ghosts of her past. Because the past is haunting her. Literally.  (From GoodReads)

Green-Eyed Demon is the third book in the Sabina Kane series, by Jaye Wells.  When I requested this book, I didn’t realize that it was the third book in a series. So, I was understandably worried about reading Green-Eyed Demon.  I was wrong. I was able to easily jump into Sabina Kane’s world. Jaye Wells gave just enough information that new readers could easily catch up, but not so much that old readers would be bored.  I quickly became a fan of this book/series.
After reading only two sentences, I was already in love with Sabina. She is tough, with a vulnerable side she keeps hidden. She was funny and had caustic wit about her.  Sabina is constantly struggling to control her tongue and her temper. She is a half-vamp and half-mage. Sabina is joined by Adam, a hunky mage, and Giguhl, a mischief demon who is also Sabina’s minion.  Giguhl has named the three-man team “Team Awesome”. And they are awesome. Their mutual respect and friendship is obvious, and deep running.  What also makes this trio interesting is that Sabina and Adam are clearly attracted to each other. The will they/won’t they aspect is fun to read, especially with the Giguhl as Sabina’s advisor in matters of the heart.
What I liked most about Green-Eyed Demon is that it was a very funny book. The humor is clever. I found myself smiling a lot as I read this book. Here’s an example: Sabina doesn’t really like humans, so when she meets a mostly human voodoo priestess, she is instantly skeptical. The lady in question, Zen, accuses Sabina of being a “dark-race supremacist”. When Sabina denies this, she is asked if she has any “mortally challenged friends”. The book kept me laughing at the things Sabina and company say, do and see. There is one very funny scene involving mage rock stars, dwarf strippers and Peeping Toms.  Trust me. It was good!
I have to say, on the whole, that Green-Eyed Demon was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Any book that makes me smile is going to get high marks. Now, I need to rush back and read the first two books in the series, before book four comes out!

* I received Green-Eyed Demon via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *


  1. Great review, Andrea! I've seen this book before and wondered if it was any good. It will have to go on my never-ending TBR pile. :-)

  2. Wonderful review! I love that Sabina is half-vamp/half-mage. Sounds like an interesting combo :)

  3. Kendall, You should definitely check this book out!

    Rachel, The half-vamp/half-mage combo was very cool!


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