Touched by Fire (Demons of New Chicago, #1) by Kel Carpenter | Book Review

Hello hello! Welcome back to Adele is Reading.
Today I have my book review of:

Touched by Fire by Kel Carpenter
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Touched by Fire is the first book in the Demons of New Chicago series.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Blood, Gore, Stalking, Killing / Murder, Rape mention (not main character),

For a decade, I’ve hated the supernaturals who owned my world.

I hunted them.
I killed them.

And now, in the most grand twist of fate—I am bonded to one of them.

Oh, the irony.

Being a supernatural bounty hunter isn’t exactly a popular job. But after the magic wars, there aren’t many things a human can do that will put food on the table.

Thankfully anything my right hook can’t handle, my guns can.

Or so I thought.

When a demon summoning runs awry, the being that comes into this world changes everything.

I’m not sure if he’s truly a demon or a god, but one thing I do know is that he’s after me. I’d like to see him try.

I’ve got a promise to fulfill, and I’m not backing down.

The only way out of this is his death or mine, and I’ll do anything to survive.

Even if that means making a deal with the devil.

Touched by Fire genuinely had my hopes up high, thinking that I’d adore every moment of this start to a new series. The premise gave me an image Touched by Fire being a non-stop action with lots of intrigue. That wasn’t the case, unfortunately. In fact, there were more moments in the novel that I found completely predictable than unpredictable. Sometimes I love a predictable book — they can be so much fun. Yet Touched by Fire is not one of those books. 

Generally and overall speaking, Touched by Fire, was an less than an okay read for me. Don’t get me wrong, there were some truly enjoyable bits to the story. For the most part though I didn’t like TbF’s story as much as I hoped I would. Which is a genuine shame, since I actually read the premise.

I ended up giving Touched by Fire, 1 star. 

Have you read anything by Kel Carpenter, and if so: what did you read, and did you enjoy it? 

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See you soon, and happy reading!


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