Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dark Alpha’s Demand (Reapers #3) by Donna Grant

{I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.}

Dark Alpha's Demand by Donna Grant

Release: May 17th, 2016
Romance Subgenre: Paranormal Romance
Series: The Reapers #3

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...

My secret is an ancient one. I exist to exact vengeance on the Fae for their wrongs per Death's orders. When I’m sent as a spy to one of the most treacherous, deceitful places in any realm – the court of the Light Queen – things go awry. Neve captured my soul with just a look from her seductive gaze. She is who I want, who I crave…who Ihunger for. But someone has set out to kill her – and expose me. I’ll destroy any man – human or Fae – who brings harm to her, for she is the light my soul can’t risk losing…in Dark Alpha’s Demand, the next Reapers novel from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.

Curated Soundtrack

For me, reading the Reaper books is a no-brainer since I love Grant’s Dark World. I was excited to read Talin and Neve’s story after getting done with the second Reaper book and Dark Alpha’s Demand did not disappoint! After reading Talin’s story it's really clear to me, I like the Reapers a whole lot. I find the individual Reapers easy to connect with as characters and their varied histories to be so very interesting. Talin and Neve’s story threw a wrench in the Reaper/half-Fae pattern of the previous two books and I appreciated the change in dynamic. Also, I adore Cael. For the last two books I’ve been slightly obsessed with him and Erith. I can’t wait for his book!

What I loved most about Dark Alpha's Demand was Neve's character. I really do prefer romances when a gal is just a gal, or when a Fae is just a Fae. Neve wasn’t a warrior, she wasn’t really anything special (according to her) and Talin still picked her out of a crowd and loved her. I do really think that’s pretty unique in paranormal romances.

The atmosphere of Dark Alpha’s Demand was dark and moody for the most part. However, towards the end of the book when Neve and Erith are talking and Erith is gave Neve a choice it felt almost dream-like. Grant describes Erith's domain as paradise. So, I created a playlist that’s atmospheric, light, hopeful and completely instrumental. It sounds almost like a movie score to me, it’s something that could be playing behind Neve and Erith’s exchange.

What did you think of Dark Alpha's Demand? Do any songs remind you of Talin, Neve and their HEA?

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