Title: The Demoness of Waking Dreams
Author: Stephanie Chong
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Mira Books
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Even ANGELS can be tough... Ex-cop Brendan Clarkson is an angel with an edge. His tough exterior is the perfect camouflage for his job-hunting down the most dangerous criminals on earth. Brendan's a self-reliant and demanding lone wolf, constantly on the brink of clashing with his superiors at the Company of Angels.
Brendan is the perfect angel to track and capture demoness Luciana Rossetti. Luciana's cool, green-eyed beauty masks her true nature: inside, she's a dangerous and malevolent killer. Yet, she sees what most people don't-that beneath the layers of Brendan's rugged shell beats the heart of a passionate lover.
They are perfectly matched. Yin and yang. Angel and demon. Man and woman. But only one of them can win the battle of wills, of strength and of desire.
The Demoness of Waking Dream was a very dark and enthralling read. I loved that while reading the book I never knew what was going to happen. I liked the struggle between good and evil. It was a very new approach to the same old angels and demons stories. I couldn't get enough!
Luciana is a Demoness who has created a poison that is lethal to angels and demons alike. She is extremely dangerous and the company of angels will do whatever it takes to stop her.
Brendan is the Angel that has been given the assignment to stop Luciana. He suffers from his tragic past but when he meets Luciana all of his previous torment is lessened. He finds him self falling in love with the very Demoness he was supposed to bring in.
Luciana and Brendan are on the opposite ends of the whole Good vs Evil game but they just work together. They seem to balance each other out so well that I began to think they should just stop choosing sides and start choosing love.
The only thing I hated about this book was that we did not get a happily ever after. Luciana doesn't think that she is good enough to be with Brendan so she runs. Brendan vows to wait for her but for me that wasn't enough.
I look forward to the next book because I want to see Luciana let go of her guilt and accept a life with Brendan. As a team those two have the potential to save the world.