Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: Demonosity by Amanda Ashby

Title: Demonosity

Author: Amanda Ashby

Publication date: August 2013

Published by: Speak

Source: Owned Paperback

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An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil...

The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy...

My rating: ★★★★☆

So I’ve read and loved two other books by this author (Zombie Queen of Newbury High and Fairy Bad Day) so I was super excited to read Demonosity and had very high expectations for it. Unfortunately, it didn’t meet all those high expectations. But it was still enjoyable, nonetheless.

The story itself was... just okay. I did love that they had to protect Celeste, the most popular girl in school who isn’t very nice. What a chore, but oh-so hilarious! I also loved all the diverse characters--Cassidy was great, and I really loved Nash who reminded me a lot of Dr. Reid from Criminal Minds (whom I love!)

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And then there are Thomas and Travis who I didn’t really care for. To me, I felt like there was something off with Travis right from the start, but Cassidy was just too infatuated to notice. And Thomas just seemed very cold and distant most of the time.

As for the plot twist there at the end, it wasn’t very surprising to me, which you know I hate when that happens. However...

Demonosity was pretty action-filled and so very humorous! Overall, I really liked it, especially Nash! He was so adorable! I highly recommend you at least check it out!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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