Book Review: Werewolves Be Damned (Magic and Mayhem #1) by Stacey Kennedy

July 27, 2013 3.5 Bullet Rating, Book Review, Uncategorized 0

Book Review: Werewolves Be Damned (Magic and Mayhem #1) by Stacey KennedyWerewolves Be Damned by Stacey Kennedy
Series: Magic and Mayhem #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on April 15, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 204
Source: Received from Publisher

Nexi Jones—part witch, part guardian, and wannabe kick-ass warrior—can’t throw a punch or conjure the simplest magic. But that doesn’t stop her from hunting the werewolves who slaughtered her human family. She’ll have her revenge, but only if Kyden, the elite guardian, would get the hell out of her way.

Kyden can’t decide if Nexi wants to get herself killed or if she just has no clue what she’s doing. But her father made it clear: keep Nexi safe…or else. Of course, the more Nexi runs toward revenge, the more she needs Kyden’s aid, and as she grows into her power and confidence, so does his desire to protect her. The only problem? She’d rather he dropped dead.

But when a vampire paints a bull’s-eye on Nexi’s back, she’s hard-pressed to deny Kyden and the help he’s offering. Even if it means getting her revenge will be a little bit harder. At least it will still be as sweet.

This story was previously published elsewhere under the title The Willow in 2010, and has been revised and expanded for Entangled Publishing.

~Book Review~

Werewolves Be Damned starts off with a terrible tragedy, changing Nexi’s life for ever.  After being relocated to another dimension and learning more about her true past and parentage she begins a new life and journey.  As the only child born from a witch and a guardian she might be displaced, but not alone.  No one knows what she will be capable of, including Nexi.

With a touch of mystery and lots of excitement, Werewolves Be Damned had many layers.  That is not to say that it was flawless.  I did find it most confusing that the Guardians killed any murderers or suspects without any kind of interrogation or investigation.  For some reason it just never made sense when a larger issue seemed to be taking place and these incidents seemed to be unmotivated and not typical.

The relationship between Nexi and her “soul sister” was unique touch, but I wish It would have been explained a little more.  However, the chemistry between the characters as well as their vibrant personalities make Werewolves Be Damned a great start to a fascinating new world.  Werewolves be Damned left me wanted to know more about Nexi’s world and I would recommend this read.

The world created in this Urban Fantasy is original and enjoyable.  I loved Kennedy’s take on the witches and the connection they have with the elements and each other.

I rate Werewolves Be Damned 3.5 out of 5 Bullets

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I received Werewolves Be Damned form the publisher.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in anyway for this review.

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