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on February 24, 2018
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter dropped onto my radar, caught my attention and tickled my readingbuds (think tastebuds, but it does sound a little kinky). I’m late to the party, as the book has been around for nearly a year. I looked at some reviews and the negative ones made my eyes light up. Who can resist a *Too much sex* or *a lone female in a male-dominated demon hunter group*? Well, to be honest, the first one just makes me curious as to how much is too much and the second just flat out grabbed my attention and kept hold.

Now, the reviews I read didn’t exactly make me feel like I was going to be stepping into an epic read. Surprisingly though, with my expectations low, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, she’s obsessed with partying, sex and booze, but, she’s also 20-years-old. My expectations of finding a mature, smart and moralistic 20-year-old are pretty low. After meeting this 20-year-old, I’m not surprised she hadn’t found herself.

OK, I admit, she didn’t exactly show herself in the best light when I first met her, but as the story went on, she grew on me. When all the pieces had been laid out, it was clear to see that she had been trying to find her focus/path/destiny.

If only that damn ring landed on her brother’s finger instead of her own.

Nava is probably the worst candidate to put up as a demon hunter. She’s flighty, silly, reckless and determined to put her brother in her place. He was supposed to wear the damn ring, not her. He had been training for this position for years, she had other plans. He knew what a demon looked like, she didn't even know there were so many types. He had the bits and pieces between his legs to make him a brother, she was definitely not a brother.

I found the storyline really interesting. Such a fascinating concept that demon hunters have been around for centuries and were chosen from birth to be a part of the Brotherhood of David. It was a very old-fashioned concept that only men could be demon hunters and only male Rabi’s could be in charge. It was obvious that Nava was never supposed to have magic or the abilities she possessed.

Sometimes, plans change. It takes a little while for the brothers to warm up to the idea of a female in their midst. They will push her to her limits to see if she has what it takes and make her prove herself. Nava has to stand on her own two feet and use her abilities or she will die. At first, it was a little hard to watch Nava struggle, but deep down, I knew it was for her own good to be tested.

Look, I admit, there’s a lot of sexy times (more thoughts than times) in this story but it wasn’t the worst I’ve read. Yes, Nava does think about sex a lot, but I kind of expect that from a 20-year-old young and pretty girl. Her thoughts and dialogue were pretty immature, but, again, she’s 20, I expected it.

If I had one complaint about Nava, it was that she wouldn’t consider a relationship with Rohan. I think that’s my 43-year-old head thinking that because I can see Rohan’s potential. It’s easy to forget that most young girls aren’t looking for the love of their lives when they’re just out of school. I'm still hoping that he will get past the safety barriers around her heart.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted, funny and sexy read where magic and demon hunting plays a major part in the storyline, The Unlikeable Demon Hunter might be perfect for you. I will definitely be going on in the series…soon…ish.
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on July 5, 2017
Read half but decided my time was better spent on characters that I could like. The main character was vulgar, profane...yes, unlikeable and not respectable. She didn't even like herself or anyone around her so came off as passive aggressive at times and just plain aggressive at others. I like urban fantasy for the latter but can't stand the former even in fiction. I was kind of hoping someone would kill her, so I moved on to a different book.
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on November 16, 2017
The author got me hooked on the story after the first page, with her is fresh and original approach based on Jewish Lore. I also totally fell in love with Nava and her attitude. She is strong and brave, loving and loyal, independent and progressive, supersmart and unconventional, and a force of nature. 
The Brotherhood of David was created to fight demons and initiates are descendants of David, all male of course. Then by a weird incident Nava gets initiated instead of her chosen twin brother Ari who has been training for it all his life. But then again, not much is usual and traditional about Nava. Although she accepts the role reluctantly, she gives it her best. She learns how to fight and she takes on her training and duties with fervor.
There is a lot of awkwardness between Nava and Ari in the beginning and there is a lot to work through. Then there is a whole lot of awkwardness in the Brotherhood mansion when the first ever female initiate moves in. I have to admit that I find some of the male characters quite annoying but that is how they are and I would not change them. We meet Baruch, Rohan, Drio and Kane, the demon hunters, as well as lovely Rabi Abrams.
The characters are complex and well developed, and the world keeps growing. There is non-stop action from beginning to the end. The story contains quite a bit of violence, as well as explicit scenes and language, all perfectly written, to the point, and with purpose. Before I reached the half I already bought the rest of the series and joined the Wilde Ones to get the short stories.
The reading order is The Unlikeable Demon Hunter (Nava Katz, #1), Slay, An Unlikeable Demon Hunter Short Story (Nava Katz #1.5), The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting (Nava Katz #2), Crush, An Unlikeable Demon Hunter Short Story (Nava Katz #2.5), The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Need (Nava Katz #3), and Seize, An Unlikeable Demon Hunter Short Story (Nava Katz #3.5). I hope there will be more.
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on October 10, 2017
We meet loud, unlikable Nava Kantz as she arrives home, hungover and late for her twin brother’s initiation into the Brotherhood of David. After embarrassing herself and her family, the ceremony begins. Ari, her brother, has been preparing for this since birth and will receive his special powers. Things go wrong, and Nava gains powers, making her the first-ever demon hunter.

Nava is young and snarky, but as the story unfolds, I found myself feeling sorry for her. Imagine being second fiddle all your life to your twin brother. It explains some of her behavior but as the story progressed we begin some of better qualities and the makings of a quick-thinking kick-ass demon hunter. Granted, she isn’t at all happy with the situation and is more concerned about her next O, then fighting demons.

The girl marches to her own drum, which causes some friction between her and her leader; former rock star Rohan Mitra. Too bad, Rohan is just the kind of bad boy she has dreamt about. I enjoyed watching them interact from their wicked banter to snarky one-liners. Nava tests and questions giving poor Rohan no reprieve. The developing relationship between them worked seamlessly against the action-packed storyline and Wilde has me wanting more.

The story is fast-paced with plenty of demon killing action. We see threats against Ari and Nava as well as the Brotherhood. Apparently, some demons want bragging rights for executing the first female demon slayer. What took me by surprise was the emotions I felt in the second half. I started out tolerating Nava and ended up rooting for her. Wilde did an excellent job of fleshing her out and allowing me to see what she is capable of. The story ends on a high note and sets us up for the next story.

Hollie Jackson narrated the Unlikeable Demon Hunter and did a fantastic job. However, it was a little weird hearing the voices of characters from the Witchless in Seattle series by Dakota Cassidy. Winterbottom’s as Rohan, and Nava as Stevie. However, as the story progressed their personalities and differences shone through.
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on May 31, 2017
It took me a couple of chapters to decide if I liked the book or not but before I knew it I was pulled into the book and couldn't put it down. Well developed characters, interesting storyline and snarky dialog made this book a great read for me and as soon as I finished reading this book, I immediately preordered the second book in the series and can't wait to read it.
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on July 8, 2017
This is definitely a book any Jewish girl wannabe superhero should read! What's not to love? It's a fresh take on good versus evil with a little "Oy Vay" thrown in. I couldn't wait for the second book to come out and thought that was just as good as the first if not better! Of course I signed up for Deborah Wilde's newsletter immediately so I would know when new books were being released. And, it's not very often I read a book on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited that I read for free and then go back and buy it. In fact I think I've only done it twice before. I'm hoping that the Nava Katz series has a very long life, one that I can read for years to come! Of course I might be partial as I'm a Katz myself! Alikatz1
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on May 9, 2018
Centuries ago King David (yes, that one) set up a secret organization
of demon hunters. These days it's no longer strictly Jewish, though
Rabbis still hold most of the leadership positions. That's stuff
Nava Katz has known for years, since her brother is slated for
induction to the society. It's certainly not anything she's actually
*interested* in. In fact, these days, she's most interested in
drowning her sorrows in booze and unsatisfying hookups. She certainly
didn't think that when she straggled home half drunk and found the
induction ceremony about to start that it had anything to do with
*her* aside from being hung-overly happy for her brother. She
*certainly* didn't expect the ceremony to *choose* her. But now
she's stuck with it. Given that the brotherhood doesn't take women,
and that she never did the pre-reading and that she's suddenly on
the demon radar, she has fairly little chance of living out the
next few weeks. Of course said brotherhood is full of smoking hot
(if damaged) men and includes a certain cocky but incredibly talented
ex-boy-band-member and with her new healing abilities, she may be
able to dance again..

Actually as Urban Heroines go, Nava isn't that unlikeable, thought
she is certainly abrasive. I have some problems with the setting.
All demons have a "kill spot" where they are vulnerable to a
brotherhood attack. To me this argues they were designed. It's
probably not an issue we are supposed to think about, but it's just
too convenient not to. Also, there's the whole "free will" issue.
Do demons have to be evil? Is it OK to hunt down one who hasn't
actually done anything yet? We may be supposed to think about this
one as we do have a half-demon example who isn't that bad, and the
big-bad only comes after Nava after she handjobs his son to death..
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on April 27, 2017
This is the most hilarious, irreverent and demon hunter story I've read in a long time. Nava is a one-of-a-kind demon hunter. She is a twin and her brother, Ari, has studied and trained his whole life to become Rasha (a demon hunter). Nava is so funny when she appears at her brother's ceremony, still drunk, and screws it all up. Somehow, the fates thought it would be funny to make Nava the Rasha, instead of Ari. This ceremony involves the initiate gaining magical powers and an unremoveable ring as an ID to other Rasha. The stuff she gets herself into had me rolling with laughter and sometimes wanting to smack her. This is a really good book and you will enjoy every minute of it. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and then bought it.
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on October 12, 2017
Here’s the thing: this is not “high literature”. Having said that, I admire the author and the main character for getting off on sheer self-recognizance. Is there a love connection? Yes. Is it a love triangle? Totally. But rather than one badass and obtuse female and two muscular male characters, it is the woman, her relationship with her OWN BODY, and one male character who has to figure s*** out. I found this to be a completely novel and enjoyable read. I’m waiting for the next one, and taking recommendations for books in the same category if you have them.
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on April 5, 2018
You’ll notice if you’ve read the sample, it stops right around where Navah has to grab a demon by a certain *part* - and it stops right there. OMG! You have to find out what happens next!

One of the funniest UF I’ve read in a long time. Navah is amazing, and there’s a lot more to her than you think, and you find out more (of course, duh) as you read on. The guys she’s surrounded by, and her, all have powers that are based on their personalities. And with one of the in particular the chemistry is crackling.

There’s heartbreak woven into the main confrontation with a demon but you’ll have to read it to find out what it is, exactly. And it’s perfect. Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!
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