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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Book Review: The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

Book cover of The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
Book 2 in the Accidental Demon Slayer series
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Love Spell
April 28, 2009
★★★★★

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Series

Source: Passed on by Marie at Buton Book Review for Review
"Demon slaying powers should come with an instruction book ... 
Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual, but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus, my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh, and a talking terrier, but that's another story. It's not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing. 
So I've decided to write my own manual, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, because no one tells me anything. Dimitri, my "protector," may be one stud of a shape-shifting griffin, but he always thinks he can handle everything by himself. Only he's no match for the soul-stealing succubi taking over Las Vegas. If I can't figure out how to save him - and Sin City - there'll be hell to pay."
First, I feel like I need to discuss why I read this book. I understand that this is very different from the things that I normally read/review. Marie from The Burton Review asked for a volunteer to read/review this book because she did not have enough time to read it. I volunteered and am really happy I did. This book was so much fun and I really enjoyed it! (Thanks Marie!)

Ok, now onto some details about this book. This is actually the second book in a series. The first book is called The Accidental Demon Slayer and that is the name of the series as well. I am pretty sure that there is going to be another one as well. I have not read the first book but that didn’t seem to be a problem while reading this one. There was just enough information to give a new reading background into what happened in the first book, but not so much that a series reader would feel like it was redundant. I definitely will be picking up the first book to find out more to the stories they touched on.

This type of book is not my typical style read, but I enjoyed it right from the beginning. Right off the bat it reminded me of the TV show Charmed, in the sense that she is new to the paranormal world and is fighting demons. The main character, Lizzie, is a pre-school teacher who just a month ago found out she is a demon slayer. She is a perfectionist who likes to plan EVERYTHING out (just like me) and is finding that hard to handle with her new “job”. She finds out that her uncle has been taken by succubi (female demons who are empowered by sex) who have some plan to destroy the world. Lizzie’s major problem is that she is still learning how to manage being a slayer and how she is going to save the world (at least she has some help from her boyfriend, a shape-shifting griffin, and her grandmother’s biker gang of witches). I think the funniest part was when she was taking the test for her slayer’s license (imagine the worst case scenario at a driver’s license test). This is the paranormal part.

I think the romance portion of the genre is stressed a little less. There are 2 sex scenes in the book but I felt that they were used tastefully and both served a purpose. They were an integral part at moving the plot along and actually were very important to the paranormal part.

I read this book in 3 days, which is SUPER FAST for me. I just couldn’t put it down and the end of the chapter always left me wanting more. For someone new to paranormal this book was very good at describing what these different types of creatures were and what they could do. It was easy to understand and follow. I really enjoyed reading this book because it was something different and I could totally escape into the fantasy of it. This book was also absolutely hilarious. The main character is sarcastic and the characters are written humourously.

Angie Fox has written several books include the other books in this series: Book 1 The Accidental Demon Slayer, Book 3 A Tale of Two Demon Slayers, and Book 4 Last of the Demon Slayers. You can visit Angie's website or blog for additional information about the books.

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Here are some choices for purchasing the book: Amazon, B&N, RJ Julia (my fav indie bookstore).
 
 




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3 comments:

  1. OMG I am so glad that this was a hit for you!! That is great, I feel a lot less like a heel for passing this off... I am so glad it was you that received it.. and how fast this whole turn around was is just amazing :)
    Wonderful review, thank you so much!

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  2. Very cool! I'm glad you liked it and discovered a new genre you like.
    I tagged you for a meme if you feel up to it.

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  3. Great review-it's always fun to read a new genre and enjoy it. thanks:)

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