Review: Jordyn by Tiffany King
Jordyn (A Daemon Hunter #1)
by: Tiffany King
Publication Date: Feb. 9, 2013
Publisher: A.T. Publishing LLC
Age Group: Young Adult
Source: Purchased for Nook
Page Count: 280 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars
I first saw Jordyn earlier this year and after reading a sexy excerpt, I knew I had to read this! Not to mention, it's Tiffany King. And I love everything I've read by Tiffany. So this was a no-brainer!
I do feel like a lot of the book was setting everything up for what was to come towards the end. I'm glad we got to know Jordyn's character and I love that Tiffany didn't info-dump on us. She didn't hesitate in throwing us into this paranormal world, but she also didn't overload my brain either.
I really liked Jordyn's character. She's a tough, snarky heroine who can kick some serious ass. She doesn't hesitate in saying what she's feeling and I loved her sarcastic, no holds attitude. She is definitely relatable to the younger crowd because she talks just like they do. It was strange at first to read about a heroine who talked so similar to my high school kids, but then I realized: she's 17. And that's how 17 year olds talk! What struck me as strange to read, really grew on me because it really defined Jordyn's personality. However, Jordyn is special. She's not a Guide or a Protector, like her friends and family are- she's just a girl who can lay you flat on your ass without another glance. She can literally set Daemons on fire while they're in their true form. And like the blurb says, she has an Arch Angel who serves as her mentor. However, all that is great, but Jordyn doesn't want to be special. She longs for normalcy. She wants to be able to date, go to school, and not have someone always constantly watching out for her. So what do 17 year olds do when they feel suffocated by authority? They rebel, of course!
Jordyn meets Emrys, who, even though he's a Soul Trader and she doesn't know if he plays for the Light or the Dark, she is still drawn to him. She likes the danger and the mystery surrounding him. She craves the uncertainty, the freedom he has to offer. And he's certainly not bad on the eyes either! However, her Arch Angel mentor, Haniel does not trust Emrys and neither do her aunt and uncle. They go out of their way to ensure Jordyn is protected and watched over. Obviously, this doesn't blow over well with the girl who feels suffocated and is tired of playing by the rules. I really liked Emrys and I hated that I felt conflicted about him. But I really was waiting for the other shoe to drop. His and Jordyn's relationship seemed to be flowing too seamlessly- so I knew something big was going to happen. These two really do have some very hot scenes together- and I can't wait to see the direction Tiffany will take them in the second book!
We readers really know about as much as Jordyn does about her past, her powers, and what her purpose is in the grand scheme of things. Haniel is quite tight-lipped when it comes to divulging information. He takes his orders from the Light and I am quite curious about his role in Jordyn's life and why he has held back so much information from her.
Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I felt it was a good way to start the series. Tiffany definitely left me ready for more, especially after the spiral of events at the end!