Some people call me an assassin, I prefer the term bounty hunter.
In a world where magic is hidden from the general population, I’m hired to keep our secrets safe and take care of rogues by whatever means necessary.
When I accidentally targeted the wrong person, the Supernatural Bureau of Investigation offered me a deal — go to jail or work for them. Their first official request was to locate a vampire I thought I had killed over a year ago: my ex-boyfriend. Now I’m ordered to deliver him to them without harming a hair on his gorgeous head.
That was going to be a problem. By the time I find him, he’s going to wish he had stayed dead.
Supernatural Slayer is an action-packed urban fantasy romp through Barcelona with an assorted cast of witches, vampires, and shifters. It may also feature a snarky gargoyle or two.
“No human beings were harmed in the writing of this book — only supernaturals.”
Devyn Jayse, author of the Dale Valari and Magic Runes series’, presents the first book of her newest series:
The book follows a half-witch bounty hunter named Aisha, who moonlights as an assassin for the magical underground in Barcelona. She uses her skills to hunt and (usually) kill any supernaturals that people have problems with, but when she gets wind of her vampire ex-boyfriend being back among the living…
Well, let’s just say that he won’t be undead much longer.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Overall, I think the book was really interesting, although I feel like there was a bit too much going on at once, especially in the beginning (the plots calmed down a bit towards the end when they all came together, but I stand by the fact that the beginning had my head spinning).
Aisha’s an awesome character! She’s snarky and paranoid and really badass (My only digression is that she would’ve made a wonderful butch lesbian, but hey)!
Noor is really interesting and I would love to hear more about her and her family.
My only issues with it were the fact that character descriptions were really vague. I relied on the cover for Aisha’s appearance, but everyone else was pretty cloudy save for stuff like “delicate features” or hair and eye color.
I also think the plot could’ve been spaced out more. It seemed pretty rushed and pushed together, although that did make a nice quick read.
I enjoyed it, and will definitely be watching out for the next one!
((Thanks Devyn for the eARC!))
And now, courtesy of the amazing Devyn Jayse, an excerpt from the book!
I looked down at my broken dagger then back up to the asshole who had destroyed its blade. This was the third time this week that a shifter had pissed me off.
“Did you seriously just break my dagger?” I glared at the wolf. His yellow eyes glimmered back at me. The assignment had been to retrieve the shifter alive, but right now I was very tempted to kill him.
“Just turn yourself in and no one will get hurt,” I said, trying to be calm. I ran my thumb along my damaged weapon and wondered idly if it could be salvaged. “The bounty is for you to be delivered alive. Continue to fight me and I can’t guarantee you’ll walk away from this.”
The shifter lowered his head and growled at me. He had transformed into a wolf as soon as I had exposed my dagger, shifting to his most powerful fighting body. I had to make do with the one I had. As a half-witch, I was statistically supposed to be weaker than the shifter, but my unknown father’s blood had given me speed and strength that regular witches couldn’t claim. I reached deep inside me for my magic and let go. It was reassuring to know that it was there, but I was determined to win this fight without it.
I circled the shifter. The wolf followed my motions, his hackles raised. It had been a while since I had fought a shifter in wolf-form, but I was sure I could best him. He may have strength and power on his side, but I had training and skills on mine.
“You want to play? Let’s play.” I tossed the remains of the broken dagger to his feet and his head swung toward it. With my left hand, I swiftly removed another dagger from within the sheath strapped to my back and ran toward him.