This Time by Azaaa Davis

Disclaimer: I received this book from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: This Time

Author: Azaaa Davis

Book Series: Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1

Rating: 4/5

Diversity: African American lead!

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

Genre: Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (some mature scenes, violence, slight gore)

Publisher: Camp-Davis Productions

Pages: 250

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Synopsis: Legendary demon hunter Nadira Holden paid the ultimate price to end the war between demons and hunters.

Resurrected in present-day New York, many years have passed, everyone moved on without her, and the demons she once battled have made peace with humans. Nadira no longer has a purpose here. Dying again might be her ticket back to that “next life” she experienced.

Except humans are disappearing, and Nadira’s father is one of the missing. Feeling a strong obligation to find him before sorting out her own fate, she begins investigating.

She won’t rest in peace unless she can prove the demons are behind the disappearances. But Nadira is running out of time. The darkness within her is causing her to lose her humanity while the rest of mankind is on the verge of enslavement to the demons they now worship.

Fight with Nadira in a new urban fantasy series that combines monster-slaying action, family drama, and simmering romance. Experience why not even death can stop her.

Fans of Vampire Hunter Anita Blake, Succubus Georgina Kincaid, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Vampire Death Dealer Selene are possessed and eagerly awaiting the next book by fantasy author Azaaa Davis.

Review: For the most part I really liked this book. It has definite City of Bones vibes and the writing is really well done. The book is fast paced and short, so you can pick it up when you have time and easily get done with it in a day. The plot is intriguing and it kept me interested all the way through.

However, I did feel like the characters didn’t really connect with me. I liked the main character and I like that the book was own voice and the cover has a strong African American woman on it, but I didn’t really like any of the other characters. I also felt like some of the points in the novel were a bit repetitive and unbelievable.

Verdict: A great fantasy novel!