“Non-human rises to power and learns about the power of friendship.“
Salvos is just a newborn demon trying to survive in a world where it is survival of the fittest. It’s a fun novel with some heavy moments about Salvos learning to be human. Power comes hand in hand with killing and evolving into higher beings. It is a quick-paced read that serves as a solid entry into the series.
Short & Sweet Reviews
Was it Good? It’s a great read.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how engaging was it? 9
|1=couldn’t finish the book|
|5=Put down a few times to do other things|
|10= Finished in nearly one session|
This is one of the stories where you grow to love the protagonist the more the story goes on. This whole book is about Salvos’s growth in power and in character. She starts as a blank slate and is constantly thrown into situations that force her to act and think. she makes mistakes, but ones that make sense, given her circumstances and knowledge. Salvos learns from her actions and adapts to the deadly world around her. Emotions feel natural and not forced. Above all the story always remembers that Salvos is, in fact, not human. Her origins as a demon make her ruthless out of necessity, yet she is never cruel. (Not a fan of cruel main characters ಠ╭╮ಠ)
Was there anything that took away from my enjoyment of the story?
I know this might be weird since I was just praising the character growth of the story. But I could definitely see people not liking Salvos as a character. Despite her growth her mentality stays naive and simple for a good deal of the story. By the end of the story, it was getting to be a bit tiresome for me. I can definitely see Salvos being an acquired taste for some.
This was a good read. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of evolution stories and non-human protagonist.
Will I check out more from this series or author?
Currently reading book 2 right now
Feedback, suggestions, or recommendations about this review are always welcome.
Anyway, thanks for reading!