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If you haven't read one of my reviews of a 1,001 Dark Night Novella before than you don't know how much I love this collection of novellas, if you have, I am sorry for all the gushing I am about to do again, lol. There is just something about a 1,001 Dark Nights novella that is different from other novellas. I am not sure what conversations they had with the authors in regards to these books but you can always be guaranteed that you can pick up one of these books, like Razr, number 4 or 11.8 (depending on how you look at it) in a series, and not feel lost at all. I have read plenty of novellas that have left me scratching my head because I picked it up in the middle of a series, (and you all know how I feel about reading in series order sometimes I simply just fail myself, ha) and couldn't quite grasp what had gone on before. That isn't something you will get with these books. Yes Razr comes in the middle of a series, yes there are back stories that you will want to read, but no you won't be lost...these books feel more like standalones and that makes them perfect for trying to find yourself a new series to read or of course just keeping up with some of your favorites.
Now, this really isn't about 1.001 Dark Nights, although I LOVE YOU, this is about Razr and how much I loved this newest addition to Larissa's Demonica Underworld series. Larissa consistently knocks it out of the park with this series. Her characters are fantastic...all a bit broken, her males total alphas, her females badasses. Her world building is one of my absolute favorites in the Paranormal Romance genre, even the depths of hell are (because hell has layers, like an ogre!) made fantastical when coming through her words. I love the action, the adventure, the suspense... all of it. The evil and the good, the truth that the world, even Angels and Demons, is/are not black and white and the moment her characters realize this. Razr is a beautiful example of this, he's been cast out of heaven for failing to keep his charge and 'power' safe, one of his team members is dead and the other presumed dead, he is essentially the last 'Angel' standing that can right the wrongs made over a century ago. Too bad that wrong will turn out to be the best failure he could have ever had, but before he knows how good that failure can ultimately be he has to come to terms with either the loss of his future as a Heavenly Angel or the loss of someone he can't seem to let go...Jedda. Jedda is something Razr has never come across in all his Angelic years, he's pretty sure she's a Demon but she seems pretty clueless about Demon lore and she keeps insisting she's an Elf, but surely since he's never been told that elves exist they don't. Jedda is a complex character who's life depends on the gemstones that call to her. Her ultimate survival is tied to one particular gemstone, a long lost gemstone that is now being hunted for by Angels and Demons alike. I loved these two together, their chemistry, their playful banter. I loved watching them both discover new worlds together, it felt like I was right there with them. I have been to the Demonica Underworld (Sheoul-gra) many times now but each time Larissa gives me a new view of it and the Elven world....I could totally hang out there on vacation. Picturing trees drooping with leaves of gems, of them rising from the earth surrounded by gemstones the size of elephants. I know I mentioned this earlier buy Larissa' world building truly is magical.
I am really excited about the introduction/reintroduction of a few characters that I am hoping to see again in the future, particularly the 'Unholy Alliance' who are going to have me in a fit of laughter I believe, Jim Bob...what's up with you Jim Bob, Leta, and Suzanne and her 'charge'. I want them all and am going to find it hard to be patient and wait but I know that Larissa will nose deep in each book she releases and that thankfully there is more to come. I am not sure I will ever be ready for this series to end, so no pressure or anything Ms. Ione but keep on keeping and I'll be here waiting and ready for more! Long review short, you want this book. If you are a fan of Larissa's don't skip this because you think it's a novella and isn't going to be important, it is. If you are a PNR fan but have never read Larissa's books before, grab this one up and check it out, I promise you won't be disappointed and I have no doubt you will have a new series to love!