Mar 19, 2011

Quickie Reviews

Before Riley Blackthorne can take on Grade Five demons, she has to trap her very first. Her debut solo trapping experience should be a breeze, just a harmless Grade One after all. But throw in some dippy hippies (whose peace signs and Patchouli really aren’t driving any demons away), one mischievous demon, and a run-in with the police, and Riley might not be able to pull it off...

This was a real quick read for me this morning, so it will be hard to review since it was only so many pages. Basically Riley goes on her first demon trapping by herself to get a demon, but it's in a house with hippies!

So being rather fast and really only getting a glimpse at Riley's life it was an okay read. Since it was a freebie from Amazon, I'm not totally disappointed, but it's not one you really have to read if you're not up to it.

It just seemed a little pointless in some ways. Still somewhat entertaining, but nothing to really lead into The Demon Trapper's Daughter. Just with Riley mentioning libraries and whatnot.

Overall rating 2.5/5 stars

Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn’t believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley. She hadn’t believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one. Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality. Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can’t accept her. Should she follow her vampire cousin’s lead–walk away from everything she’s knows and loves—and fake her own death? Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls—a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers. Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same.

Another quick read and a prequel as well. This tells the origin story of a secondary character, Della. Della quickly gets thrust into the supernatural world, where we learn there's a virus that effects people that makes them eligible for being a supernatural of some kind. And the supes don't all get along either.

This was a little more interesting because we get a more in-depth look at the world to come from C.C. Hunter's Born at Midnight releasing later this month. Here we get to know a secondary character and how she (likely) winds up at the camp where Kylie ends up.

Overall rating 4/5 stars

You can read both of these prequels for FREE at Amazon!


  1. Well that is a booger... I can't download "Retro Demonology" but it doesn't look like I am missing out on much by not reading it...
    Have a great (ha! No pun intended) weekend Jess!

  2. Great mailbox! I agree, The Vampire Narcise does look amazing. Maybe I'll have to add that to my to-read list :) Nice picks!

    Happy Reading!


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