On the day my father died, I made a pact with a devil, Alfonse. In exchange for saving me from the same fate as my father, I promised him my body as a vessel. And once my revenge is obtained, my soul will also be claimed by him.
I was only using him, and he was already using me. Neither of us planned to keep our end of the deal. When our pact was first made, he was weak, a dying spirit. Now, as he heals within me, I can feel his presence grow stronger with every passing day. I'm not stupid. He plans to take over, and I plan to kick him out.
There's a new lead on the demon who killed my father. First I kill him, then Alfonse.
Easier said than done.
In this race, time is not on my side. I know what he wants—but it’s still my soul.
This interesting beginning actually leaves the reader with questions that are unaccountably answered to a large extent by the story's synopsis. Mr Villavasso has decided to hit the ground running by throwing Sailor into a dangerous situation involving demons and their interactions with humans. We do get some background information about Sailor's past but it's a tease and not enough to fill in all the gaps. I'm guessing the author intends to add depth with the follow up.
Okay, final thoughts are I felt pulled in initially and it almost reminded me of a series by Jenna Black but there, the similarities end. This demon is not enticing to Sailor in any way and would take her over completely if he could. Although Sailor Ray and the Darkest Night is quite short, a lot happens but I didn't quite buy into everything as Sailor seemed almost impossible to kill. There's a huge cliff hanger ending but hopefully the next instalment will be available soon.