Thursday, June 11, 2015

RAISING CAIN by Kelli Ireland

Book Name: Raising Cain 

Series: The Key Guardians #1

Author's Name: Kelli Ireland

Main Characters: Cain and Dani

Release Date: April 7, 2015

Reviewed by: Shonna

My Rating: 4 stars

Amazon   FB   Twitter   Pinterest   Blog   Website

 BLURB: Hiding places are scarce when both Heaven and Hell intend to find you. 
Dani Fayel’s backbreaking job as a stable hand at The Freaks’ Fair isn’t glamorous, but for someone looking to keep to the shadows? It’s perfect. Neither paranormal freaks nor human norms ever notice her. But when Dani is forced to either let a child die in order to maintain her anonymity or choose to save him and risk being discovered, she finds herself unwillingly thrust into the spotlight.
Cain, Hell’s premier assassin and a predatory incubus, is close to fulfilling his final contract and earning his freedom. Hired by the Archangel of Death to find his daughter, Cain follows her trail to the Fair. He works undercover, certain his mark is inside one of the portable canopies or traveling cages. Dead or alive, she equals his ticket to freedom.
When Cain’s objective is divulged, Dani realizes she can’t outrun her destiny. As the fabled Key—the one soul with absolute free will who is tied to the three realms of Heaven, Earth and Hell—only she is capable of opening the gates for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Whoever frees the Horsemen allegedly commands them. Now both Heaven and Hell are vying for her allegiance, and there are no limits as to how dirty they’ll fight to obtain it. With Hell raining indiscriminate chaos as Heaven maneuvers its players around her, Dani realizes her would-be assassin may be the only man capable of helping her survive.

Review:  When I first started this book, I thought I knew how it was going to play out. WRONG! This story is nothing like I thought it would be, and I mean that in a good way. Demons, vampires, incubus, and angels are just a few of the many species you will find in this world the author has created. Different, clever, good flow, with danger and excitement, it was enjoyable to read. I loved the banter between the two main characters, Cain and Dani. 

“I need to have you neutered for the safety of women everywhere. I wonder if the Humane Society would give me that deal they offer adopters. It’s only something like $65, and you do keep ending up on my doorstep”. 

Both strong main character, Cain and Dani have some well guarded secrets. Their emotions bounce around a lot when it comes to each other. In a few spots it was a bit confusing and  I wish the author had given more details. Yet the concept of “The Key” and the story itself really grab you with wanting to know what will happen next.
While the ending was heartbreaking and had me in tears, it sets you up for the next installment. A great beginning for a new series, I look forward to getting my hands on the second book in The Key Guardians, THE RUIN OF SOULS.

No comments:

Post a Comment