Review: Jordyn (A Daemon Hunter Novel Book One) by Tiffany King

Blurb:

Hand to hand combat training: Check
Cardio and strength training: Check
Daemon hunting: Check
Anomaly: Check

Check, check, check, check…That’s all my life is. There’s nothing ordinary about me. I’m “special.” I know this because I’m reminded of it every stinking day. I can kick a Daemon’s ass with both hands tied behind my back. I can run up a mountain without breaking a sweat. Know what I can’t do? Get guys to notice me, or hang out with friends like normal people do. I can’t just be ordinary because I have an Arch Angel for a mentor who is always breathing down my neck, and a family of angelic Guides and Protectors who scrutinize every little thing I do. Just for a day I want a life where I’m no longer some anomaly, where I don’t have to feel like a lab rat. 

And then I met Emrys. Okay, so my mentor and family hate him, but probably for good reason. After-all, he is a Soul Trader, and they aren’t the most trust worthy beings. But, he is sooo hot with his green eyes, leather jacket and the sexiest tattoo you’ve ever seen running down his back. And-he doesn’t treat me like a project.

I’ve got myself in quite a little quandary here. Choosing between my responsibilities, and the Trader that holds my heart is something I didn’t sign up for. Torn between two different worlds, I must now decide who to trust and who to walk away from. What’s a girl to do? See what I mean? I am an anomaly. I am Jordyn.

I just happened across this book somehow.  I have read Tiffany King’s Saving Angels Series and loved it, so I thought I’d give this one a try.  This story incorporates the characters from the Saving Angels Series, with a new one added in, Jordyn.  Jordyn is an anomaly.  She is stronger than the Guardians and Protectors, but she doesn’t know why.  She is a 17 year old girl who has no recollection from her life before moving in with Krista and Mark.  She is constantly training, since she is a Daemon hunter.

She meets Emrys, a Soul Trader, and feels an instant connection with him.  But, according to the angels and Archangel Haniel, Emrys is not to be trusted.  Jordyn, being the rebellious teenager, sneaks out and meets Emrys on a few occasions.  She starts to fall for him.

I really did enjoy this book.  There was a bit of a twist on the end, which now means I have to wait until the next book in the series comes out!!!  I’m a bit older than Jordyn, which may be why I had some issues with her rebelliousness.  I understand she is 17 and wants to lead a normal life, but she’s not normal.  She constantly defies her guardians by lying and sneaking out.  But, that is what rebellious teenagers do I guess.

I enjoyed how Tiffany King kept the characters from the Saving Angels series.  The character development for Jordyn was good, but if you haven’t read the Saving Angels series, you won’t understand fully what is going on.  I recommend reading that series before starting this book.

Overall, I give this a 4.5 out of 5!

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Review: Miss Me Not by Tiffany King

Blurb:

Miss Me Not is a beautiful story of self-discovery, forgiveness, caring, and love. 

Madison Hanson’s past demons have given her a shadow of an existence with little hope. With the sudden tragic death of a fellow student, Madison questions her own life choices, and is now forced to evaluate everything she thought she believed in. When fate intervenes and partners her with Dean Jackson, a popular “all around good guy” from school, Madison gets a glimpse of a life that is filled with sunshine that has the power to break through the darkness she has cloaked herself in. 
With Dean’s help, Madison discovers a desire to finally step out of the shadows, and embrace life and all its gifts.

Wonderful book!!!  Madison has been living in the shadows for 4 years, after she has ruined several other people’s lives.  Her father left, her relationship with her mother is non-existent, and her only friend lives in the shadows too.  This is a very serious subject matter-suicide.  The characters are in high school, and there is bullying.

After a student commits suicide, Madison starts examining her life and her choices.  Enter Dean-a tutor assigned to her, and an all-around good guy.  Madison has built her walls up over the years and Dean starts chipping them away.  As she and Dean get closer, she sees a side of life she has never known.  Unfortunately, I knew what was likely to happen to another character in the book due to this relationship.  But, that did not make it any easier.

I seriously cried while reading Miss Me Not.  Tiffany King does a great job of bringing you in with the characters and their lives.  I got this book on Amazon for free, since I really enjoyed the Saving Angels books.  This is nothing like those books-nothing paranormal.

I think this would be a great book for teens to read.  It would help them understand that there are other options out there if they are considering suicide.  It made me reflect on a my high school days, and a boy in my class committed suicide.  I went to school with him since elementary but we weren’t friends.  I remember dancing with him at our 6th grade dance-he asked me, but I didn’t want to.  A teacher pressured me into dancing with him.  I feel so guilty now thinking about what his life was mostly like.  As a child or teenager, we are ignorant to so much that goes on outside our little bubble.  It wasn’t until I graduated college and worked as a child abuse investigator that I figured out his life.  That is something that has always plagued me.  It’s one of those “what if” situations.  What if I had been nicer to him?  What if I had taken the time to get to know him?  Over 15 years later and I still think about him.  I wonder if anyone else does?

Back to the book review-obviously this book spoke to me.  I give it 5 out of 5 stars and highly recommend everyone take the time to read it.