They’re everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Chances are, you’ve interacted with one or two of them in your lifetime without even realizing it…
Demon hunter Evelyn Brighton saves unsuspecting humans from the malevolent creatures masquerading around them every day. Working under the Lebriga Corporation’s direction, she never fails to bring her A-game with her keen skill, fiercely independent spirit, and the best weapon in her arsenal: the Divinity blade.
Evelyn’s world is turned on its ear, however, when she is ordered to train cocky new recruit Daniel Summers. They both feel an instinctive pull drawing them to one another, the ancient spells tattooed into their skin illuminating whenever the two hunters come into contact. But with evil looming over the city of Los Angeles, Evelyn and Daniel’s mutual competitiveness and sense of duty to Lebriga and all humankind forces them to hold back their desires. Will their restraint be enough to keep them focused and save southern California, or will the dark forces prevail?
Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Divinity is an action-filled, fast-paced marriage of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Edgy, witty, and sexy, it will bind you in its spell.
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Overall Rating: 3.25
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 3.00
First Thought when Finished: Divinity by Patricia Leever was an interesting twist on the standard Angel Urban Fantasy read. The last quarter of the story will have you counting down to the next installment.
What I Thought of the Story: Divinity is the first book in a new series (I think) by Patricia Leever. The story takes place in LA and follows a group of Hunters that keep us safe from Demons. These Demons are visually hidden from most normal people. I thought using a group of Hunters as the center of a new series was fantastic. They were easy to like and the first case we see them deal with is HUGE. The demons are up to more than just the normal “no good” and they have to stop them. I am talking Dr. Evil type of huge (I don’t want to give it away). Divinity had a few pacing issues for the first half but the story finished strong. I am hoping we get more of this world.
What I Thought of the Characters:Divinity is basically the story of Evelyn and Daniel. Evelyn has been a Hunter for over 100 years and has relationship issues. Daniel is a new(ish) Hunter and is basically Evelyn’s soulmate. Their romance is slow and mostly Evelyn gets in her own way where that is concerned. Divinity utilizes multiple view points switching from Evelyn’s to Daniel’s POV each chapter. This will work for some people very well but I am not a huge fan of that type of storytelling. I never quite warmed up to Evelyn and Daniel as a couple but I liked them as Hunters! I thought the side characters were great and hope we get to learn more about them as the series progresses. I think my problem was with Evelyn especially after seeing how Daniel thought. I might have had more patience if it was just from her POV. That is just a personal preference though and each reader will have a different reaction.
Final Thoughts: Divinity is a good introduction to a new Urban Fantasy series.
My 2 cents: Patricia Leever needs to kiss her cover artist for the amazing job that was done. This really has to be one of my favorite covers of the year.
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