Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: The Accidental Demon Slayer

Title - The Accidental Demon Slayer
Author - Angie Fox
Series or Standalone - Series Book 1 Demon Slayer
Genre - Fantasy Paranormal Romance
Publication July 29th 2008
(Goodreads) & (Amazon)
Rating 5 out of 5


Newly anointed with demon-fighting powers and suddenly able to hear the thoughts of her hilarious Jack Russell terrier, a preschool teacher finds a whole new world of dark and dangerous, including a sexy shape-shifting griffin she's not entirely sure she can trust.

Opening Teaser

When I opened the door to greet my grandmother for the very first time, I’m not sure what I was expecting. I know I hadn’t envisioned an apple-shaped woman in a Kiss My Asphalt T-shirt, with wind-burned cheeks and a sagging tattoo of a phoenix on her arm. But what I really didn’t bargain for was a brief hug, followed by a forceful shove that had me landing firmly on my butt on the cold, black-and-white checked floor of my hall bathroom.


I decided to read the Accidental Demon Slayer as part of this week’s bingo game for the Demons stamp. Lizzie's grandmother show's up out of the blue, riding a pink Harley and wearing a Kiss My Asphalt T-shirt. That should be enough to tip Lizzie off that she's not your typical let's bake cookies grandmother. Next thing Lizzie knows she's blasting a demon out of her toilet and learning that she's going through a change. Lizzie’s grandmother decides it would be best if she takes her to the safety of her coven, who also happen to be seniors liker her. Lizzie’s grandmother uses smuckers jars for her spells, and Lizzie jokes about using a so-be bottle.

Lizzie packs up her dog Pirate into a ferret carrier which he's none too happy about it and voices his opinion to Lizzie. Since Lizzie is going through the change to become a slayer she can hear what Pirate is saying, she packs a change of clothes and heads off with her grandmother in attempt to get away from more demons that will be coming after her. The head for Lizzie's grandmothers coven but they are attacked on the way by imps who work for the demons. They are saved by Dimitri a griffin shapeshifter who is supposed to teach Lizzie the way of being a slayer. Upon arriving at her grandmother’s coven she learns more about what she’s up against, but her grandmother is taken by the demon that’s after Lizzie and it's up to her to save her.

I loved this story, it's a fast paced adventure that draws you in right from the start and doesn't let go till the last page of the book. I started it yesterday morning and read as much as I could through the day even staying up late. The characters are great, Lizzie is a great character you instantly like her it's hard not to, because she has so much craziness going on. I found that The Accidental Demon Slayer flows smoothly, and with the added humor it’s a great light read. I felt that the characters are developed enough that you have a good sense who each one is, and I had no issues visualizing them. I love different characters in the story they add to the story giving it a fun spin. Plus who doesn't love a sexy shapeshifting griffin like Dimitri who is training Lizzie in the ways of demon slaying. This book is a great first book in the series; I really enjoyed reading it and can't wait to find some time to read the rest of the series.

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