I’ll Be Damned by Casey Keen

Anna Wolfe, Book 1

Synopsis: A sister kidnapped.

An impending war between Heaven and Hell looming around the corner.

A Grand Witch who has no idea what she is.

The Prince of Darkness’s obsession in claiming her.

Two sinfully gorgeous men pulling her in two different directions.

As the owner of the coffee shop Déjà Brew in Savannah, Georgia, Anna thought her life was ordinary. That is until her sister is kidnapped by a demon, prompting two handsome men to march into her life unexpectedly. Valen, the sinfully gorgeous, overprotective werewolf who is Anna’s sworn guardian and Roman, the most handsome and powerful Warlock in the entire Netherworld.

Suddenly, her world is stripped of everything she knows and replaced with frightening news about who she really is – a powerful Grand Witch. Now, it’s up to her to draw out her dormant magic, rescue her sister and stop an impending heavenly war threatening to eradicate the human race all while staying alive.

Review: When I read the synopsis and that I saw a story featuring a witch who does not know who she is, as well as the presence of some demons, I knew I had to read it! Yet perhaps I expected a little too much, because even if the story is interesting, there are some points to note.

Anna is a young woman like any other who lives in Savannah since her boyfriend broke up with her. Now she has to take care of her sister’s marriage, a girl who seems to be interested only in her little person. But as Janie, her other sister, decides to move home to take care of Anna, and thus to stay away from her husband, Anna’s life will be completely turned upside down. In fact she is launched in a world she does not know anything about and all her new abilities attract a large number of people. Yes because it seems she is in the middle of a war where she is the key. And while her sister disappears, kidnapped by a demon, Anna will have to quickly understand about her new powers to save her and finally know who she really is.

Anna was a really interesting character to discover, and it is true that the men who enter her life in a few days are all fascinating and mysterious. We discover Valen, the werewolf who seems more than interested by our heroine; Roman, a powerful wizard who might also want something from her, but also Micah, the son of Satan who has big plans for the young woman, whether she likes it or not. On a whole, I must say that I enjoyed discovering everything but it’s true that some things have bothered me a bit. While the discovery of the characters is really nice as well as the discovery of the plot, I must tell you about some other things. First, I had some problems with the discovery of the heroine’s identity. I found a little unreal how her parents handled this story. But this is not all, I saw a little something between Valen and Anna but it’s true that I really found the couple Anna/Roman not a lot credible. But my biggest complaint was my lack of understanding what was happening. Yet with the end of the novel, I am also curious to see what the author has reserved for her readers as it must be said that the characters are not found in an easy situation.

To conclude this was an interesting novel even if it lacks of something for me. I could also see some errors in the text and it is true that it still bothers me a little, especially as I’m not an English speaker, I don’t usually see these details in my readings. I’m still curious to read more.



26 thoughts on “I’ll Be Damned by Casey Keen

  1. It’s really not a good think when I as no-English speaker see some mistakes in text. Of course it happens, but sometimes too often. I’m really glad you enjoyed this one overall. It does sound like a really interesting read. Great review, Melliane 🙂

  2. It’s a shame when an editing issue dampens your enthusiasm for a book as it is something which is relatively easy to fix. At least the characterisation of the lead was solid.

  3. I’m just like you when it comes to seeing things that I really like in the blurb and knowing that I MUST read it. But I’m also just like you about editing issues and unbelievable plot twists/discovery scenarios, so I think I’ll pass on this one for now. It sounds like the author/series has potential, so I’ll keep an eye on her/it, but yeah . . . pass. Thanks for sharing, Melliane!

  4. That’s unfortunate that parts of the story lacked believablity and that impaired your enjoyment. It does sound like it has the potential to be a fun, exciting story but I guess it fell short. I hope if you decide to continue with the series you find the next book more enjoyable. Great review, Melliane! 🙂

  5. Errors in the text, like bad editing and just not enough of a rigorous proofreading process? I guess if a book’s an indie I am more lenient with that, though on the whole seeing stuff like that drives me bonkers. One thing I have to say about the book is that that’s a fantastic looking cover though, I love the art style!

  6. Lovely honest review. I sometimes for some bizarre reason shy away from novels with these animated covers. Not sure why I do that?? I have read a couple. I haven’t heard of this author or books. Thanks for sharing. I find new reads with you all the time 😀


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