July 01, 2018

#BookReview: When Life Gives You Demons by @Honeybourn @SwoonReads #WhenLifeGivesYouDemons #NetGalley

Reviewed By: Jessica P. 
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Recommended Age: Young Adult 
Genre: Paranormal (Demons) 

About the Book:

Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. 

Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. 

But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.


About the Author:
Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She’s a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books. Wesley James Ruined My Life is her first novel.

Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: Omg guys if you love supernatural then this book is for you!! 

Do I Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: This one brings us into the world of demon hunters and exorcist. And man does it do a great job!! But this one does it on the flip side! For our main charter is a girl! Her name is Shelby Black and she’s in training! 

I wasn’t really sure what I was going to get when I started this one. You guys know I don’t generally read the book descriptions unless I have to. And for this one I didn’t. So I went into it blind as a bat and well this time around it worked out well!! Omg so well!!! 

This one centers around Shelby who is training with her Uncle to be an exorcist and she isn’t really good at it. This one kind of made me feel like this is what the boys would have went through on the tv show Supernatural when they were growing up. Learning the ropes and such. 

The story with this one was extremely fast paced and I only had one issue with the story itself. In one part of this when she’s found out. She never questions why this guy says what she is and she doesn’t have to explain anything to him. For me that felt out of place because this world doesn’t know about demon hunters or exorcists. So it’s just like our world. So I would think that Shelby would have been wondering how this guy knew what she was. I mean I understand he just watched her try and get rid of a demon but still who would connect those dots? Other than that little issue this book was so spot on for a quick fun read. 

The characters are very light but full. And very spot on with how they act. I was really hoping this was going to be a series. But as far as I know at the time of writing this review it’s a stand alone. 

The romance in this was very light but still there and I really loved the dynamic between Shelby and her uncle and BFF. This one might be about Demons but it was also a very true young adult novel. With Shelby finding her way. 

So if your looking for something light, fun, and we’ll full of demons with some light romance, coming of age feels, and family issues then check out this one!! 

So question if the normal quote is ‘when Life Gives You lemons.....you make lemonade?’ What do you ‘when Life Gives You Demons?’ 

Go Into This One Knowing: VERY FAST PACED, Teen Romance, Determination, Family issues, light coming of age

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