Gods and Demons (Melissa Sercia)

Gods and Demons is the third novel in the Blood and Darkness Series by Melissa Sercia.
Finished on: 29.1.2019
[Here are my reviews of the first two novels.]
[I won this book in a librarything Early Reviewer give-away.]

Demons have escaped the Underworld and threaten New Orleans. It’s up to Gray to get rid of them – or accept the destruction of the human world. Gray knows that she can’t do it alone. She has to invoke the Hades Protocol, calling the Gods themselves for help. But a God’s help doesn’t come without its price – and there are forces that would like to see the world destroyed in any case.

Gods and Demons is again an improvement compared to the other two novels of the series, but its still far from being good enough for me to really like it. I’m pretty glad that I have reached the end of the series (for now, at least) and don’t think I’ll continue reading it should Sercia choose to continue.

The book cover showing a dark-haired woman with two glowing swords.

I have to admit that I didn’t expect her to end the love triangle in the way that she did. I do hope that it is over now, though I’d fear that if she did write more, she’d re-open with Chaos. Which I could understand – Chaos was certainly the most intriguing of the characters (although I really did not understand why he was so obsessed with Gray). But at the same time: I don’t wanna.

The progress in her writing Sercia has made from the first to the second book does continue with the third, but there was still a whole lot of desorientation here on my side: how much time has passed between events? How far did they travel? Fuck if I know. Generally, there were a lot of things that happened here that really confused me. (And as a sidenote: why the hell is Gray’s name Wynter? Automatic name transfer?)

Altogether, I’m pretty glad that I can stop reading this series now. It just didn’t convince me, despite some nice ideas that I would have enjoyed if they were better written.

Summarizing: Enough.

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