Review – Blood be Damned


Blood be Damned


Demons of New Chicago #3


Kel Carpenter


Urban Fantasy


When the Underworld burned, I thought that was the end. Turns out it was only the beginning.
Lucifer’s death was a shot heard around the world. The sudden loss of magic turned the tides for the first time in over two decades.
The humans are rallying. Rioting.
It feels like the stirrings of war.
As if that wasn’t enough, Bree isn’t the sister I remember—and her desire to return to Hell is creating more fires than I know how to put out.
Things are changing. Lines are drawn. Everyone must choose a side.
Even me.
Sometimes the world needs a hero. In a city that’s already gone to hell in a hand basket, it might just need a demon.
If you can’t get enough of books by Ella Summers, Annette Marie, Shannon Mayer, Deborah Wilde, K.F. Breene, Jeaniene Frost, Kelly St. Clare, and Linsey Hall then dive right in to the dangerous depths of New Chicago. Beware of headstrong heroines with snark. These ladies don’t bark. They bite.



Be prepared to see a whole other side of the characters we have come to know and love!
And Kel, please… we need book 4 asap!!! 😀


We meet up with Piper and Ronan a little while after the ending of the second book.
After the end of the second book, Piper has hit rock bottom 🙁 Drowning in guilt but numbing herself to it to the point Ronan steps in (again).
Normally when I read a new instalment in a series, I read the last chapter of the previous book to refresh my memory. I didn’t do that with this one so at the start I had to think back on what happened that could have caused such a reaction, but fortunately, the author gave us a quick recap not long after 🙂
Storylines and conversations all made perfect sense and scenes and environments were clear and well detailed.

Character development:

Piper and Ronan have changed. Hell, everyone and even the city of New Chicago has changed. It’s up to them to pick up the pieces and pull them back together.
I felt that this instalment really brought to light how much they all have changed and how they are handling those changes. If you weren’t already emotionally invested, you will be after reading this one.
As always, all the characters feel so real and are very well written.

Pacing & Flow:

This book had slower pacing compared to the previous two books. This wasn’t a bad thing at all, but more as if the stage was set for the grand finale in the next book. The story though held my attention from start to finish (hence I read it in one go :D).

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is sex described (if that is important to you).
It is 398 pages long, spread over 37 chapters and told mostly from Piper’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book and I have to say another great instalment! A very easy and enjoyable read.
Just when you think things are going to get easier for Piper, Ronan and the rest… this happens. And nope, not gonna tell you what, but I will tell you this: I really want to read the last book 😀