Monday, May 21, 2007

Demon Moon - Meljean Brook

I enjoyed Meljean Brook's Demon Angel very much, so when she offered to send me the ARC of Demon Moon, I was all over it. I devoured it soon after receiving it and immediately demanded she send me the third book as soon as it was done! I didn't think it was possible but for me, Demon Moon was ever better than Demon Angel.

And what makes that even more amazing is that I wasn't sure if I would like Demon Moon at all. While I thought Colin was an amusing, intriguing character in Demon Angel, I wasn't sure Meljean could pull him off as a hero. Because seriously, how vain is he?!

But pull it off she did. Colin is a wonderful hero - and he's the same man we saw in Demon Angel. He didn't get a magical personality transplant, thank goodness. No, what happened was even better - in Demon Angel, we saw Colin as the world sees him. In Demon Moon, we get to go inside his head and discover the real man. I'm a total Colin fan now.

Equally, his heroine, Savi, is also unusual in the best sense of the word. When was the last time you read about a part-Indian computer hacker who handles the idea of an arranged marriage as easily as she does vampires and nosferatu?

Hmm, what else can I say without being spoilerish? Oh yeah - the ending. I sent Meljean an email at one in the morning after I finished Demon Moon accusing her of making me cry. Talk about intensity. I was convinced there was no way she could bring about a happy ending for Colin and Savi. It just seemed impossible. Well...without giving anything away, let me say the plot twists were amazing and you won't be sorry you picked this up. :)

9 comments :

LesleyW said...

Arrrrrgggghhhhhhhhh!

I am so jealous. This is one of the books I am waiting for. LOL - I think I've read all the online excerpts and now am (not so) patiently waiting for the release.

Nalini Singh said...

Lesley, you will love it! Colin is just wonderful :)

May said...

It was just wonderful, isn't it? I cannot wait for book 3.

*mournful sigh* I still don't have time to read Caressed By Ice! Waaaaaah!

Larissa said...

I loved Demon Angel. I am so excited to get this!!!

Casee said...

I am by no means bashing the author or Demon Angel. I had a hard time getting through the book. I think that there were a lot of details that the readers would need down the road, but it just bogged down the book for me.

I fully intend on reading Demon Moon, though! A friend of mine got an ARC and she said that she liked it a lot, which is high praise from her.

LesleyW said...

Casee,

Have you seen the comments Meljean Brook put up on the Dear Author review of Demon Angel.

I know I got confused towards the end about what was going on. It's well worth checking out her posts.

LOL - though I'm still trying to get my head round the bargain.

Gena Showalter said...

I'm freaking insane with jealousy right now! I want a copy. Like yesterday :) I love Meljean!

Casee said...

Lesley,

I did read the review after I read Demon Angel. I thought it was wonderful how Ms. Brooks replied and addressed the issues that the reviewer had. That's one of the reasons that I intend to continue this series. I am looking forward to Demon Moon. I'd love to get on an ARC list. LOL

Nalini Singh said...

Gena, I feel no sympathy for you whatsoever, given how many ARCs you usually have! *grin*

Casee - I have a feeling DM will be a hit even with those that might not have enjoyed DA as much. Let us know your thoughts after you read it. :)