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Between the Bleeding Willows Review


Between the Bleeding Willows by D.A. Roach

Published: February 26th 2016 by Limitless Publishing

Format: eArc by NetGalley

Goodreads Summary:

At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most… At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash-her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring. She finds a gate to the Demon Realm…. A battle is brewing, and Killian-head of the Demon hunters-preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya-a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power-devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment. Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about… When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need. Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis-a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy. And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself-and her ring-at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

This was an okay book. It didn’t strike me as anything original or fresh. Most of the book felt like deja vu, and the pace was very slow. I got to the end and was very disappointed that not a lot happened in the book.

First, the main character was a little annoying. Okay, I understand that your boyfriend and grandma recently died, so the tears are okay. But, please don’t cry the entire book over silly things.

Second, if you were so in love with your boyfriend who recently passed, why would you instantly be drawn to another guy? There was some serious insta-love in this book, and I did not like it.

If you like series like the Mortal Instruments or any other part angel fighting demons, you may like this or not. I am a fan of MI, but I just couldn’t get into this story.

I was provided an eArc by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.


I am currently working on my master's degree in Environmental Science. I am an avid reader as well as a movie enthusiast! I currently live at the bottom of Texas with my husband and three dogs.

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