New Release/Review: She Who Fights Monsters by Kyoko M.

She Who Fights Monsters

By: Kyoko M.
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, urban fantasy
Pages: 384
Series: The Black Parade #2
Published on: July 21, 2014
New Release/Review: She Who Fights Monsters by Kyoko M.

Jordan Amador. 23. New Yorker. Waitress. Investigator for souls with unfinished business, also known as a Seer.

Michael O'Brien. 25. New Yorker. Lead guitarist. Commander of Heaven's Army.

The dynamic supernatural duo is in the middle of trying to solve a deadly case. Someone is methodically hunting down and murdering Seers one by one. After six months with no leads on the killer, Jordan and Michael are forced to work with their worst enemy—the archdemon Belial: a self-professed Prince of Hell who is dead set on stealing Jordan for himself. However, with the archdemon’s help, they pick up on the trail of the serial killer and plan to stop him no matter what the cost. 

When the shocking truth behind the murderer’s identity is revealed, Jordan begins asking herself if she is still fighting for the good guys or has she become one of the monsters she is desperately trying to stop?

Also by this author: The Deadly Seven, The Holy Dark, Holy Dark


Melanie’s Review


Kyoko M. has done it again. She sucked me in with the first book in the series, The Black Parade, and hasn’t let me go through the end of She Who Fights Monsters. I am so wrapped up in this story it’s not funny. There are very, very few books about Angels or Demons out there that I can say without a doubt that I enjoy, and I am glad to say this is one that I more than enjoyed, I love it!


We continue the story of the Seer Jordan and the Archangel Michael as they continue to fight not only hell’s demons, but Jordan’s internal demons as well. That poor girl has so much on her shoulders, and in her heart that I can’t believe she is able to make the choices she does. I would probably just curl up into a ball in bed and stay there. Some of her choices made me scream at my Kindle, and I’m not completely sure I agree with, but if she doesn’t make the choices she does, the story wouldn’t be as intense as it is.


Jordan and Michael’s relationship is put through Hell (no pun intended, I promise!). I want to shake them both right now. I don’t want to give away too much of the story, so I’m very limited on what I can say here but let me just say I wanted to smack pretty much every character in the head at some point. We do get to see a little bit more into Belial’s character. As much as I hate him, it was interesting to read about some of his more human traits.


This book really had me going with the action, the love, the heartbreak, just everything. It all came together into a great story that I enjoyed every minute of. I love Kyoko’s writing style and her general wordiness. Her words give personality to the characters and make them seem more realistic and relatable.


I would recommend this to anyone who has read The Black Parade. I would recommend both books in the series to anyone who likes Urban Fantasy, or Angels and Demons who kick butt, with light romance. The romance element is just enough to let you know what’s going on, but not so in detail that you blush when someone reads over your shoulder or your kid walks into the room while you are reading.


**I received this book in exchange for an honest review.**


5 fangs



Hey! If you haven’t read the first book in The Black Parade Series, here’s your chance to pick it up! It’s still free for a limited time!


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Jordan Amador. 21. New Yorker. Waitress. Mild alcoholic. Murderer.

Two years ago, Jordan accidentally shot and killed a Seer: a person who can see, hear, and talk to ghosts with unfinished business. Her crime came with a hefty price, too. She has two years to help a hundred souls cross over to the afterlife or her soul is bound for hell. Tough break.

As if that weren’t bad enough, two days before her deadline a handsome pain-in-the-ass poltergeist named Michael strolls into her life. His soul is the key to her salvation, but the cost just might be more than she can handle. Solving his death puts her right in the crosshairs of Belial: a vain, bloodthirsty archdemon who won’t rest until she’s his slave. Can she rescue Michael and save her own soul, or will they both be dragged down into the clutches of the eternal black parade?


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About Kyoko M.

Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader.

Her debut novel, The Black Parade, made it through the first round of Amazon’s 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. She participated and completed the 2011 National Novel Writing Month competition. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology.

When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.


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