Hunting in Hell (De La Roca Chronicles, #1 and #2)
Author: Maria Violante
Rating: 3 stars - A good read.
I wanted to love this story I really did. It has everything I devour like a starving man in the middle of the dessert. The imagery was nothing short of amazing, the action was non-stop, and the creatures were interesting! Angels, Demons of all shapes and sizes, and an epic mission.
The lead character, female demon hunter, De La Roca has made a deal with an Angel. She has to get five kills to end her servitude. These marks are some of the worst demons you’ll ever meet, and the confrontations are awesome! As she hunts she’s also struggling to remember who she is. Her memory has been wiped, which adds an air of unpredictability that helps keep you on the edge of your seat!
It had all the makings of a mind blowing story arch, but there were things that derailed me and I never fully got back on the train. There were frequent POV shifts, and tenses, and too much information. At times I felt like I was being deluged by things that weren’t being properly explained. I also felt a bit bereft at the end. After the lengthy journey I’d taken with the
lead character, De La Roca, I didn’t feel a connection.
That being said, there was plenty to like about this book.