August 20, 2019

#BookReview for Demons Lie (A Girl's Guide To Witchcraft And Demon Hunting #1) by @sherry_ficklin


Synopsis: Rule #1 Demons Lie

Orphaned by an unspeakable evil, Aria Dupree is the last of her line. A powerful witch tasked with guarding the boundaries between our world and the world of demons who prey on humankind, Aria has gone rogue. 


Now she’s out to find and destroy every single gateway into our world and kill every demon that she can find — including the one who murdered her mother.

But, as it turns out, hunting is the easy part; it’s graduating high school that might kill her. 


Red Prairie Texas isn’t just another stop on her demon hunting world tour and an unlikely alliance might be exactly what she needs to keep from becoming a slave to the very darkness she’s been fighting against.

Because the devil is coming down to Texas — and only Aria can keep all hell from breaking loose.
 


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About the Author:  Sherry is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

Sherry also writes contemporary romance under the pen name SJ Noble. You can find her at her official website, www.sherryficklin.com, or stalk her on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/sherry.ficklin.


Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: First off I would like to say that I am so happy that I got the chance to read this one.  It is another book about witches that made my little witchy heart so happy.  You could really tell how much work Ficklin did for this story.  The only issue I really had with this one was that at times it was very dialogue heavy and well there were a few times that I was slightly confused on who said what and had to go back and reread small passages.  But even with those two things this book hit it so far out of the park.  


This one was very fast paced. The world is of course like out own but there are guardian witches that are alive to protect gateways to hell that demons and other things can come and go from.  I really liked this idea of portals and their guardians.  It gave a fresh new look at the world of the supernatural.  

The snark that Aria had made this one a joy to read,  it was so funny at times and I swear I spent more time taking photos of quotes than anything else. Aria stands out as a very strong female character.  She's a great fighter and determined to find the demon that killed her mom, close all the gates, and then go on with her life.  I think that this made her one of the best characters that I've read in a long while.  Because, unlike most hunters which it is their life (such as Supernatural) Aria just wants to do what she set out to do then leave this world behind.  The side characters in this one shine bright and the connections Aria has with them made this story even better.  She's been cut off from letting anyone in and she's been alone and on her own for three years.  This change made the story even better. 

The few battles we get in this one were great.  I would have loved to have seen a few more of them however, what we did see worked.  I think this book really was more of a girl meets boy and opens herself to the possibility that she doesn't have to be alone. Versus a full on I am a demon hunter, bad a$$ chick, and I don't need anyone kind of story. 

Going forward I hope we get even more battles and I hope that Ficklin jumps a few months or even a year ahead. It would get to see where these characters are after the events of this title and how far other characters have gotten in learning how to fight.  I also think and this might just be me.  That it would be REALLY interesting to have the POV change to Maddie in the next one.  

If you are a fan of shows such as Supernatural and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina then this book is right up your alley.  I swear this is the second book this year that I have fallen in love with that deal with demons and hunters.  

Overall this was one book that I am glad I picked up.  

"Fans of Supernatural will love this new chilling tale by author Sherry Ficklin.  Where  Aria realizes she doesn't have to be alone to fight the the evil that killed her mother and set her on the course of destiny."~Crossroad Reviews

With romance, friendship and demons readers will be taken on an epic adventure of portals, magic, and the Hell that Dante forgot to write about High School!~ Crossroad Reviews

Go Into This One Knowing: Demons, Friendships, Romance, No Cliffhanger







Addictive, intriguing, and compelling...Demons Lie is a must read! ~USA Today best-selling author Kelly Hashway










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