Dead Girl Walking by Lucinda Dark

I am beauty. I am grace. And yes, I will also punch you in the fucking face.

I never wanted to be a killer. Not until my entire family was slaughtered. Now, though? Now, killing is what I live for. And I’ve gone so far down my path for vengeance that there’s no going back.

I made a deal with a demon, and I liked it.

The power that comes with demon possession is heady. The more I use it, the more addicted I become even if it does come with a little catch. Sex demons need sex to survive, after all. No fucking way. Sex only complicates things and I need to be on my A-game if I’m going to find the one responsible for killing my family. That’s my number one priority. Find the vampire linchpin and cut his damn head off—no matter the target it paints on my back.

The dead belong in the ground, and one way or another, I intend to put them all there.


Following up from my review of the first book in this trilogy, Dead Girl Walking finds us back with Barbie who is now possessed by a succubus, Maverick beginning to understand that being human makes him weak and he’s looking to remedy that, while Torin has to reveal the secrets behind his birth.

Barbie is, as ever, quick-witted, has the mouth of a fishwife, and has her bad-ass moments. However using the powers the succubus granted her comes at a cost – doesn’t it always in these tropes? In order to replenish the reserves she uses, Barbie must make like a succubus. This is the part of the book that is a little frustrating to me. Barbie literally made a deal with a demon but she isn’t willing to pay its price.

Almost dying forces Barbie into a situation that has both men at each other’s throats, her mate status revealed, and Maverick makes a choice that could either help or hinder everything.


This book is more of a page-turner than it’s predecessor. Near constant combat keeps you satisfied as you’re drip-fed Torin’s history and the team prepare to battle the equivalent of death itself. However, the succubus aspect came across as just a way to constantly have underlying sexual tones which did become quite tedious.

I enjoyed the book because at face-value it’s a simple gore-fest, add in some vampire killing, a little love story, and finally, the mild annoyance that is self-created angst and et voilà ! – You have the perfect recipe for a mindless YA novel.

The cliffhanger at the end was entirely unexpected and had me adding the release date of the third, and final, instalment into my calendar.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Where to buy:

This is part 2 of a 3 books series.
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