TITLE: Hidden Blade
AUTHOR: Pippa Dacosta
SERIES: Soul Eater Series Book 1
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
SOURCE: Free copy from author in exchange for honest review

“They call me devil, liar, thief. In whispers, they call me Soul Eater. They’re right. I’m all those things—and more.” 

Kicked out of the underworld and cursed to walk this earth for all eternity, Ace Dante finds solace in helping others avoid the wrath of the gods.

But when warrior-bitch, Queen of Cats, and Ace’s ex-wife, Bastet, hires him to stop whoever is slaughtering her blessed women, Ace is caught between two of the most powerful deities to have ever existed: Isis and Osiris.

The once-revered gods aren’t dead.

They’re back.

And Ace is in their way.

Welcome to a New York where the ancient gods roam. 

Hidden Blade is a whirlwind of action!

And i will now say some of the wisest words that have ever come out of my 17 year old self:

 Before i start ranting let me just say that i have had to read snippets of this book late at night when i’m supposed to be sleeping.. i swear to god my mom glares at me whenever i have a book that is not a chem textbook…And the worst part was i always had to stop in the middle of an action scene where i would either fall asleep or gather any shred of self-responsibility i’m supposed to have and put my kindle away..honestly i think it just made me crave and love this journey the book takes us on even more!!!

Ace is know as the “Nameless One,” with his life tied to an irritated woman named Shu as punishment, he spends his days hunting demons and resisting the urge to eat souls. But that all changes when Bastet, his ex wife comes asking for his help to so solve the mystery surrounding the pregnant women who have died. As if a reunion with his ex wife isn’t enough, Ace is summoned by Osiris and he soon becomes a pawn  in the plans of the Egyptian Gods

Ace is a total smartness. From the beginning of the book you get introduced to a character who has a lot of shit in his life and ends up appearing more and more yummy!  What i liked about this book was the mystery of Ace’s past. The author would keep dropping hints of his past and she would keep reminding us that Ace is someone powerful and his past is darker than we could have imagined. I mean he got kicked out of hell!!

I really liked the unique take on the relationship between Isis and Osiris where they transgress from the typical romantic duo and become power hungry and selfish. The gods really took on special roles and developed into characters of their own.

There was some romance in the book but i didn’t really miss it because if the author had bombarded us with romance, we wouldn’t have gotten to the real essence of the book which for me personally was the action, Ace’s Kickassery and of course the mystery behind the killings

There is just something about Pippa’s writing whether it’s her smartass enticing characters or her gut-squeezing action scenes that keep you on the edge of your seats, that just completely captivates you and you can’t help but fully immerse yourself into her amazing story line!

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