Grey Areasby Jessica Dall
Published on December 8, 2010 by Createspace
Genres: Urban Fantasy
n. Greek Mythology
1. an inferior deity, such as a deified hero.
2. an attendant spirit.
n. Middle English
1. an evil spirit
2. a source or agent of evil, harm, distress, or ruin
Willow and her friends have a special bond. They had no idea it was anything exceptional until James joined their group. Entering a world of daimons and demons, Willow and her friends are forced to flee for their lives in a clash of black versus white, with battlelines blurred by grey areas.
If I had to pick one thing I loved the most about this book, it’d have to be the characters. From Brooke’s bubbly nature to Logan’s nonchalance, each character has a distinct personality that makes them memorable. It’s been a couple hours since I finished and I’m still thinking about them (not a common occurrence for me). I love how Dall gives the minor characters life too, no matter how small their role.
There’s plenty of vampire and werewolf stories out there, even angels, but never have I seen a take on “demons” (or in this case “daimons”). I found the idea intriguing and original, something fresh to put out on the book market. The concept of having two types of daimons at odds with each other fueled the plot to the very end, adding a nice constant conflict for the characters to overcome.
Each twist and turn in the plot, the quick pace, and the desire for the protagonists to come out on top kept me hooked on this novel to the end. I couldn’t put it down (quite literally as I read it on my computer). The snappy pace kept me wanting more while the switch of points of view gave a new insight to the story, and a better understanding that allowed me to really get to know the characters and like/dislike them. All the while there was the undercurrent of the daimon/demon conflict and the main plot of Willow and Logan. Beautiful, captivating, and definitely worth reading over and over.
Grey Areas deserves 5 stars. It was a wonderful novel and I’m glad I had the privilege of reading it.