Sunday, 4 November 2012
DOOMED (Also previously known as BEELZEBUB GIRL) - ANCIENT LEGENDS BK#2 BY JAYDE SCOTT
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Enter a paranormal world of dark magic, rituals, love bonds and legends…
Fallen angel Cassandra wasn't supposed to fall in love with Dallas. It should've been just a bit of fun she couldn't resist. The bond they share could save her from her curse before she's forever bound to Hell. Trouble is, she's Lucifer's daughter and Dallas is mortal, and mortals don't survive in Cass's world. When strange things are starting to happen in Hell, Cass knows she must protect Dallas at all costs because where Cass comes from, losing one's twin flame is a fate worse than death...
Will chaos-loving Cassandra find a way to sway her immortal family in time with a revengeful killer wracking havoc in Hell in her quest to get the one thing half the paranormal world desires?
DOOMED (first edition titled BEELZEBUB GIRL) is the second book in the Ancient Legends series by Jayde Scott.
I was gifted this book by Jayde Scott as a thankyou for reviewing Bk#1 in the Ancient Legend Series and in exchange for an honest review.
The cover makes me initially think of "turmoil" and "water", the girl on the cover looks lonely and rather "sorry for herself" So after reading the book, what do I think? I think the girl on the cover is Theo who is described as alone and depressed etc. I won't say why as I consider that a spoiler! The rather grey surroundings I think are portraying Distros which is one of the realms of hell. Apparently there are several dimensions of Hell. Distros is one of the nicer levels of Hell were people are left for a while to contemplate, and then eventually go on to Heaven.
So this book does feature Amber and Aidan from Bk#1 but the central character of this book is Cassie, the devils daughter, ad so second in command in the realm known as Hell.
I really loved the character of Cassie in Bk1 one, in this book she seems a little tamer, not as confident and bolshy as she was in Bk1. Perhaps that could be explained by being in her fathers realm for most of the book, whom intimidates her quite a bit, as he wants her to toughen up as one day she will take over the running and torturing that goes on in Hell. Also because she has learnt her "fate" that if she doesn't meet and marry "the one" by her eighteenth birthday, she will be permanently tied to hell for all eternity.
Cassie has a head start with her goal of marriage before her eighteenth in that she has already met Dallas. Dallas is Amber's brother who also appeared briefly in Bk#1. He seems to be in love with Cassie but would he feel the same if he knew her true identity? Thats what is making Cassie all the more nervous as she tries to hide the fact that they are in Hell whilst they are "visiting" her father "Bob". Some of the explanations for incidents and the sights that are there are really humorous and make you laugh out loud.
Amber and Aidan are on the run from Rebecca and her "Shadow" allies, and cassie offers them a place to stay in Distros without asking her father. Imagine what will happen when Cassie's father Lucifer/Beelzebub finds out? Immortals should never be allowed into any dimension of Hell. Ten again neither should Mortals like Dallas!
Cassie's father tries intimidating Dallas but Dallas just takes it in his stride. Hmm could Dallas really be "the one" what will his reaction be when Cassie's "secret" is revealed? Is Dallas also hiding secrets from Cassie?
So did I enjoy this book? Yes..but feel I have to be totally honest in that it wasn't as great as Bk#1 Would I recommend this book? Yes as it was still good. Would I read more in this series? Yes I will still read the following books in this series. Would I read more by Jayde Scott? Yes. I certainly intend to.
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