Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Heaven’s Spite

Posted January 19, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Lilith Saintcrow’s Heaven’s Spite

Heaven's Spite


Lilith Saintcrow

urban fantasy in Paperback edition that was published by Orbit on November 2010 and has 193 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Hunter’s Prayer, Redemption Alley, Flesh Circus, Working for the Devil, The Demon's Librarian, Dead Man Rising, Steelflower, The Devil’s Right Hand, Saint City Sinners, To Hell and Back, Death's Excellent Vacation, Chicks Kick Butt, Dark and Stormy Knights, Angel Town, Storm Watcher, Fire Watcher, Cloud Watcher, Mindhealer, The Iron Wyrm Affair, The Red Plague Affair, Dark Watcher, To Hell and Back

Fifth in the Jill Kismet urban fantasy series featuring a woman who hunts Others in Santa Luz.

My Take

Kiss drives me nuts…she knows she should stop to think and she never does. And it always gets her into trouble. Heaven’s Spite is certainly no exception.

Perry’s pulling some new surprises, Hellbreeds are committing mass murder, and altars are springing up all over town. It all points to a ceremony that will unleash a high-level demon on Jill’s town.

When Saul and then Gilberto are kidnapped, Jill goes into an emotion-laden rampage.

When Mikhail’s murderer, the Sorrows witch, shows up and unwanted revelations about Mik’s tangle with Perry come out, Jill tips over the edge and disaster is encompassed in an abandoned nuthouse that is full of evil etheric energy.

Stay tuned for Angel Town, 6, to see if the trigger gets pulled all the way…

The Story

When a new hellbreed comes calling, playing nice isn’t an option. Jill Kismet has no choice but to seek treacherous allies — Perry, the devil she knows, and Melisande Belisa, the cunning Sorrows temptress whose true loyalties are unknown. — Kismet knows Perry and Belisa are likely playing for the same thing — her soul. It’s just too bad, because she expects to beat them at their own game. Except their game is vengeance.

Nobody plays vengeance like Kismet. But if the revenge she seeks damns her, her enemies might get her soul after all…

The Characters

Jill Kismet is a hunter of who assists the police of Santa Luz. Mikhail “Mik” is the Russian who rescued Jill. Saul is a cat shifter and Jill’s boyfriend. Gilberto is Jill’s apprentice.

Perry, a.k.a., Hyperion, is a demon who runs the Monde, a demon bar which Jill must visit on a regular basis.

The police in Santa Luz include…
Montaigne is Jill’s police liaison while Badger and Sully are detectives who work frequently with Jill.

Melisande Belisa is a Sorrows with whom Mik is in love. Hellbreeds are demons.