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Book Review: Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz

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Book Review: Thrall by Jennifer QuintenzThrall by Jennifer Quintenz
Series: Daughters of Lilith #1
Published by Secret Tree Press
Published date 2012-05-16
Genres: Demons, Fantasy, Fiction, Supernatural
Pages: 306
Format: eBook

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Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they're doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time. But as her sixteenth birthday approaches, Braedyn discovers humankind is at war with the Lilitu, an ancient race of enticing demons that prey on human souls. Her father is a member of the Guard fighting against the Lilitu - and so are the new neighbors, including her crush, Lucas. As her world starts to unravel at the seams, Braedyn learns the right answers aren't always clear or easy. And as for

Book Review

I love supernatural and fantasy fiction so I’ve read a lot of books in both genres. Thrall fits into both genres, so I was very happy to get the chance to read it. I’m even happier to say that Thrall is unlike any other book I’ve read in either genre! Thrall really differentiates itself from other fantasy books. Instead of the usual supernatural being, Thrall is all about the problems with female demons – Lilitu – living amongst humans.

The Lilitu are every man’s worst nightmare. They are strong, beautiful, and not to mention powerful. The Lilitu harbor a hatred for men and so they we immediately know that they are the enemy. But when Braedyn’s part-Lilitu nature is revealed everything we know changes! I love that everything we thought we knew about the Lilitu goes flying out the window the minute this is revealed. Yeah sure, loads of writers do the same with Vampire fiction but Jennifer Quintez takes the idea and makes it her own.

I’m used to the demons in my supernatural fiction being evil, disgusting beings raised from hell. But the demons in Thrall break this stereotype. We can’t help but question good and evil the same way Braedyn does, so just like her we’re left confused about the truth.

As much as I enjoyed Thrall I felt like everything was too intense. The revelations came suddenly and frequently. On the flip side of that, I felt like Braedyn’s truth wasn’t dramatic enough. I kept thinking that Braedyn’s feelings were constantly being overlooked by her father. Which was annoying considering he had been supposedly caring and thoughtful up until this point.

Despite these points, I can’t recommend Thrall enough. I’ve been looking forward to reading the next book: Incubus for months! Now that I’m done with uni for the year, there’s nothing stopping me from reading the rest of the series!

If you decide to read the series, let me know what you thought of it below!

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz”

  1. kimbacaffeinate says:

    Farhana, this book is completely new to me, but I love the blending of genres and intense pace you mentioned. I love that you found it to be fresh. Wonderful review
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  2. Heidi says:

    Congrats on finishing up your exams! I haven’t heard of this series before, but I enjoy blending of genres and demons are always entertaining whether they be good or evil. I don’t mind intense either. I am going to have to investigate this series.
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    1. Farhana Chowdhury says:

      Thank you! I’m glad to be done with them!

  3. Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun says:

    Great review Farhana! I also love both those genres and I’m always looking for something fresh and different. The fast pace sounds great and I love that demons (along with what’s good and bad) starts to get a bit fuzzy – what a great twist! Thanks for sharing!
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