I've been thinking about book reviews lately. I'm trying to figure out what makes a really good review. First and foremost, I believe that a reviewer should express an honest opinion about a book. Second, I want to know a bit about the book, but not too much. I don't like spoilers.
I also think that certain basics should be included: 1) story POV; 2) main characters, and 3) genre or genres.
Is it necessary to have a rating system - 1 to 5 stars, for example? Should the covers be mentioned?
What do you think? What do you look for in a review?
But with a demonic lord of unearthly beauty and power haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head....
Unfortunately, there's little about Kara's life that is ever normal or simple. As a skilled summoner of demons, she's hoping to use her arcane abilities to retrieve her aunt's essence and restore it to her body. But when Kara discovers that FBI Agent Ryan Kristoff is somehow known to the demonkind--and not in a good way--old doubts surface and new problems emerge. Moreover, her investigations into the deaths of several seemingly unrelated victims reveal disturbing links to the arcane, with unsettling similarities to her own situation.
But matters get more complicated when she discovers other links between the victims, leading her into a morass of political corruption. And it doesn't help that Rhyzkahl has asked her to be his own summoner, a commitment that could have quite a few advantages and plenty of pitfalls. Politics--whether among humans or demons--is a dangerous game with very high stakes, and Kara is learning that lesson the hard way.
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