Tuesday, September 17, 2019:
- Title: A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1)
- Authors: Debra Dunbar
- Retailers: Amazon
- Date of Publication: January 14, 2014
- Length: 318 pages
- Genre: Dark Fantasy Horror, Paranormal Demons & Devils Romance
- Audience: Adult
- Collective Favorite Quote: “For someone so close to death, you are surprisingly insubordinate.”
- Sensitivities: Language, Sexual Content, Violence
- Other books within the series: Satan’s Sword (Imp Series Book 2); Elven Blood (Imp Series Book 3); Devil’s Paw (Imp Series Book 4); Imp Forsaken (Imp Series Book 5); Angel of Chaos (Imp Series Book 6); Kingdom of Lies (Imp Series Book 7); Exodus (Imp Series Book 8); Queen of the Damned (Imp Series Book 9); The Morning Star (Imp Series Book 10)
Disclaimer: There may be some “spoilers” in our detailed banter below:
Today we will be reviewing A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1) by author Debra Dunbar.
Please see above for more details on the book.
This story is about a one-thousand year old demon who was living a quiet existence on Earth under the radar of the angels who prevented such things. She had lived there for such a long time she was beginning to lose the distinction from where her demon traits ended and where her learned human traits began. Enter violence against werewolves bringing together an unlikely group to try to bring about justice.
Did you think this book was unique?
Bridgette– This book was unexpected. When I looked at the cover I was not sure what to expect, yet I was certainly intrigued. The storyline of angels versus demons is a tale as old as time; however, Debra Dunbar was able to make her own unique twists with the world as we know it to keep it unique. There is a large presence of werewolves alongside the angels and demons, which makes me wonder, as she expands this very large universe of her writing, what other creatures will pop up along the way.
Amy– I really enjoyed this book. I love the struggle Sam has with coming to terms with human feelings that she doesn’t naturally have within her. I thought the characters were all funny and even though they throw in some weird demon stuff, the author has a way to make it a little less dark. I thought this book was unique. I enjoyed the take it has on angels and demons and a few other supernatural beings.
What did you think of the book title? Did it fit the story?
Bridgette- The title of this book had me confused. I had no idea before reading this book what A Demon Bound would be referring to in the title. I was curious enough to read a book about demons (you know in between binge watching the television show Supernatural). In the end, it does all come together and is clarified for the readers like me who might not have understood before reading it.
Amy- I don’t want to give too much away, but I do think it does fit! I really think the title tells you exactly what to expect. This is book about a demon bound, haha! I think who she is bound to and how it works is very funny.
Was this book easy to read? Did you get sucked in?
Bridgette- Absolutely! I read this book quickly because I was so interested in the storyline. There is so much depth to the story and it all unfolds perfectly and slowly throughout the book to keep it interesting. I was sucked in at the beginning with the fun main character who is such an enigma. I remember reaching out to Amy to discuss her behavior because it was so perplexing. However, it really fits with the story and makes the reader really consider how everything fits together.
Amy- I thought this book was great! I couldn’t get enough of all the things going on in this book. You get to see a lot of the relationships form in this first book and if you know me, I really appreciate that! I always say I prefer standalone books, but I find myself sucked into a lot of series books and this is one of them!
What did you think of the relationship between Samantha and Gregory? Samantha and Wyatt?
Bridgette- The relationships in this book are anything but simple. Samantha and Gregory are two individuals who are meant to be natural enemies. They both struggle with their feelings for one another. It is perplexing why they make the decisions they do within the story in relation to one another. I want nothing more than to see the two of them tear one another apart. Did I just say that? Anyway, Samantha and Gregory have been friends for a long time and seem to look after one another. They also should not have any type of relationship, but as a demon hiding on Earth I suppose you have to take friendships where you can get them. I found their relationship with one another the most confusing. However, it truly helps the reader understand the complexities of Samantha’s personality from being hidden away on Earth for so long.
Amy- Oh where to begin?? Sam is an Imp and Gregory is this powerful Angel, why does he decide to spare her? Why does he put up with her? We may never know! I really love the way she is fascinated with him and wants to know more about him. She can’t seem to help herself and tends to get herself in trouble because of that fact.
Sam and Wyatt, I think are adorable. I found their relationship interesting. Wyatt is human and although he is very capable as one, he is no match for a lot of the supernatural in the book. Sam doesn’t really understand the feelings she has for Wyatt and I think it takes her time to figure out how to be with him without killing him!
How well did the author create the scenes in this book?
Bridgette- In my opinion, the author did a wonderful job of developing the story in this book. There is a clear reason for all decisions and consequences for them as well. The individual scenes help build on one another; however, they are also detailed enough for the purposes of the book. I really enjoy depth and would have enjoyed even more detail in some of the scenes, but I am certain that with a series this long there will be plenty of detail to follow. Best not to give it all away in the first book.
Amy- I thought it was interesting how she created everything. Hel (yes, this is the correct spelling in the book for Hell) and Aaru (Heaven) are where demons and angels respectively live and use portals to come to Earth. I think the author did a very nice job of “painting” those pictures for us and explaining how the dynamics worked.
Were there any surprising moments in the story for you?
Bridgette- There are plenty of surprising moments in this book. Obviously, bringing together demon, angels, and werewolves you never know where it will lead. However, the relationships in this book between all of the characters is quite possibly the most interesting dynamic within the book. This is certainly not a predictable book and I look forward to reading more of the series to see where it will lead. I may secretly be hoping for absolute destruction. Just kidding! Or am I?
Amy- I think when Samantha is bound it really took me by surprise. The relationship between the two was on thin ice and all the things that go wrong with the binding is pretty funny! I think the binding changes a lot of their relationship.
Would you recommend this book to your BFFL (book friends for life)?
Bridgette- I would certainly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys reading supernatural books. It is meant for a more mature audience with the language, sexual situations, and some violence. However, I think my BFFL’s will enjoy the dynamic relationships. I’ve stated it earlier in this review, but I truly believe the dynamic between characters was the most alluring part of the book. The humor is also great! Read it, enjoy it. Then maybe go watch some Supernatural and swoon.
Amy- I think if you haven’t already read this story you are missing out!! Get to it!! I really enjoyed this book and may have continued reading the series! If you like funny with a splash of dark in your books, this is a book you have to try!
Thanks for reading. Comment below if you have read A Demon Bound (Imp Series Book 1) by author Debra Dunbar or if you are going to put it on your TBR!
Disclosure: We are in no way affiliated with the author and are not being compensated for this review.
Amy & Bridgette
Amy’s Rating: 4
Bridgette’s Rating: 4
Average Rating: 4