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Posted August 28, 2012
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I love demons. Especially incubi.
When demons and witches collide, well my friends, that is all things good in this world. This book, Life Cycle, focuses on Cain and Tam. Cain has been around Zoe Winter’s books for a bit, having shown up in Blood Lust, Save My Soul, and The Catalyst. We have previously met Tam in The Catalyst. As soon as I got to see a little bit of Cain in The Catalyst I knew I had to have more. And more is definitely what you get in Life Cycle.
Cain and Tam have a rocky relationship at best. They are both old enough to realize that the other can be helpful when it comes to battles and things like that. But the problem is that they just don’t get along. They are like oil and vinegar. They just don’t mix. Well, until they do. Then they are absolutely delicious.
I found Life Cycle to be such a fantastic read, I couldn’t put it down. Tam is being hunted, Tam is being protected, Tam is being… well, she’s being fed from by Cain. And that is certainly hot. Cain is the very first incubus, and he is eight thousand years old. On top of all of that he is a man. All of that leads up to one very stubborn and set in his ways individual. Tam is quite old herself, we learn a few of her secrets here, and she is exactly the type of woman who can put the smack down on Cain and make him see that maybe, just maybe, the way he has been living for eight thousand years isn’t necessarily the only way.
I really love love love the way Cain steps up in this book. He takes care of Tam, more than anyone else even realizes. His demon realm is the perfect place for her to hide out. I love every single scene that takes place there. It seems like such a magical and dark place. Zoe Winters has done a fabulous job building this whole Preternaturals world, but the demon realm is absolutely my favorite part of all of it.
Tam is so very powerful, I just got a kick out of it every time her powers came into use. That witch has some interesting tricks up her sleeve! Tam really shined in this book. She is fiery and intelligent, strong and brutal. Yep, brutal. And that is why she is so perfect for Cain, because he is all of those things himself. And these two need the other to snap them back into line. And when they do, the windows definitely steam up! I really adored the slow way they fell for each other. There were times I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. These two stubborn fools deserve each other in the best way possible.
Also it was nice to say hello to some other characters I got to know a bit in The Catalyst. This whole world that Zoe has built is so thorough, I feel like I could step through the pages and be right there and know exactly where I am. This story was definitely not lacking on any action or mystery. Everything played out perfectly, and there were more than enough surprises to keep me entertained and wanting more at the same time.
If you haven’t read any of Zoe’s books yet, I’m not entirely sure what you are waiting for. I’ve reviewed a couple of her books, both as Zoe and as Kitty, and I can tell you that she is a fantastic storyteller. It never takes me long to get lost in her story, and ignore the outside world. Just like her other books, this one moves fast and grabs you by the ass to make sure you are along for the ride. I loved it.