Heart of the Demon
By Cynthia Garner
Release Date: February 26, 2013
Source: PublisherSummary: Warriors of the Rift
Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world—or send it spiraling into chaos.
The next opening of the rift is coming—and its consequences will be deadly. A rogue group of human-hating preternaturals is planning an apocalyptic attack, but the Council of Preternaturals may have found the key to saving the world: Keira O'Brien, a fey with a long criminal record, whose empathic abilities once made her the queen of con artists. If she successfully infiltrates the dangerous faction, the sins of her past will be forgiven.
Keira isn't the only agent working against the rogue prets. Finn Evnissyen, a powerful demon with a dark lineage, is a hired assassin looking for a way out. If he stops the threat, he will finally earn his freedom. As the rift fast approaches, and danger escalates, Finn and Keira must discover if they're on the same side—or sleeping with the enemy . . .
Every generation, preternaturals come to Earth through a rift that connects the worlds for a short period of time, where supernatural creatures come through and take over the bodies of humans. This time, though, a group of rogues want to keep the rift open longer with a new machine they built, hoping to gain enough preternaturals to take over the human race. The Council of Preternaturals isn't too happy about this, and blackmails fey Kiera O'Brien into infiltrating the rogue group and shutting it down. Little does she know that Finn, a Demon she's started falling for, has also been asked to infiltrate the group in order to earn his freedom from Lucifer. Can they find the machine and stop the operation before the rift opens?
Hmmm where to start? There were so many levels to this book and I completely fell in love with them all. First, you have Kiera and Finn, both broken and not sure if they can really love someone for the rest of their lives. Then, you have the fact that neither of them know their both on the same side, so they have to deal with their trust issues from constantly lying to each other. Lastly, you have the whole bad guy with the machine who wants to create an apocalyptic attack on Earth. Kiera and Finn definitely have their work cut out for them.
I really loved both Kiera and Finn's characters and how they both had serious trust issues. Getting the story from both of their sides was a really great part of the book because you really got to connect with both characters. I also really liked how many different supernatural beings there were because it made the book so much more entertaining.
Overall, this was a great paranormal romance that had some action and mystery thrown in to keep things interesting. If you haven't read a Cynthia Garner book yet, I'd definitely recommend you do! Especially if you're a paranormal romance lover who has a soft spot for the not so normal, yet incredibly irresistible paranormal creatures.