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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sheep Book Review: Reaver by Larissa Ione

Reaver (Demonica Series book 10)
By: Larissa Ione 
Paranormal Romance 



Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . . . to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.


Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood . . .

Torture anyone? With a side of human intestine? Yeah, this time around Ione pulls no punches. The hits hurt and they keep coming. Good thing these characters are immortal and I've got a strong stomach because the heat is turned up in Hell's kitchen and fallen angel is on the menu! 

From page one, I was hooked. I love Larissa Ione, her writing that is, the stories she can bring to the table are pretty frelin rad. Time and again, this woman has delivered in the Demonica series. Though Eternal Rider with my beefcake Ares is still my favorite, I'd been looking forward to FINALLY getting all the juicy details on Reaver. 

For over five thousand years, this guy had no memory of who he was. Then after that, he gets yet another brain wipe! I mean come on, give the guy a break! But Archangles have their games they play, sometimes it's with the lives of others. Having your memories taken away would be crazy, being an immortal with all kinds of power on top of that would be insane. How Reaver managed to pull himself from the gutter, is beyond me. But he did. 

Though, we soon find out that knowing your past may not always be a good thing. So many ties between Harvester and Reaver. So many twists and turns! I didn't know how Ione was going to wrap all this up, but she does. Granted you get a piece at a time, until the very end when the puzzle falls into place. I know she wanted to spoon feed the details but I just want to gorge at the buffet already! 

Harvester and Reaver have history and getting to the bottom of it all was both rewarding and hurtful. The passion and tension between the pair just added to all the drama. I felt for both sides, would see why they did what they did all those years ago. It didn't make it ok, but I got why this all needed to be resolved to finally come full circle. 

I did not see the ending coming. I had hints here and there but totally missed the signs until BAM it was thrown in my face. I loved so much about this story and I can't wait to read the next installment. Was this my fav in the series, no. Was there a few holes in the plot. Sure. Did every little detail seem believable? Heck no. Do I care? NO. Why? Because this is Larissa Ione and she knows these characters and how to write them. 

Want to read a PNR that's sure to entertain? Sure you do! Go grab this one and hang on.

Getting 4 'pop yo head like a grape' Sheep



  1. Thanks for the review ---- need to know, is it possible to enjoy this book without reading the previous 9? (If I liked it, I'd definitely read the rest!)

    1. Hi Dani, I'm going to butt in here cause I'm a huge fan of Larissa's. Yes you can read Reaver as a stand alone but some of those "surprises" have a bigger impact when you've read the series from the beginning. The buildup and all that just makes those moments better. But since there are two series before Reaver, go ahead and read this one first and then if you like it, go back and read the Demonica series and the Lords of Deliverance series. It won't dim your enjoyment of them at all.

    2. What Adria said. You COULD read this one first, but you will miss all fun stuff that lead up to this. There is a lot of build up to where we get now. Though I suspect you will get sucked in and read it from book 1 :)

  2. I am sooooo looking forward to this book. I love her other books, I'm a big fan. Thanks for the great review.

    1. Yay! Tell me what you think after giving it a read :)

  3. Great review - I'm listening to this via Audible right now. So far it's a wicked ride!!

    1. ohhh???? Do they have male and female voices??? That would be a fun one to listen to. Very cool