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Demon High

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  237 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
First Rule of Demon Calling: Don't

Lucinda Dent never planned to call demons. She wasn’t stupid, after all. She’d seen what the addiction had done to her mother. But her mother has been gone for ten years, sucked into hell by a demon, and all Lucinda has left is her grandmother and the house she grew up in. Who could blame her for using the only thing her mother gave her, a
Kindle Edition, 3rd Edition, 314 pages
Published January 7th 2011 by Fire and Fangs Publishing (first published January 6th 2011)
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Sep 13, 2011 Bleys rated it it was amazing
It's well known the particular circumstance: persona (in this instance, a teenaged young lady) makes a decision to call some sort of satanic force: catastrophe arises. The experience is based on precisely how this particular demon-summoning-disaster story takes a different approach coming from all other demon-summoning-disaster stories, and Devoti provides in fantastic as well as unpredicted methods. From the very first, the lady meanders around specifics in which add more interesting depth: by ...more
Alexandria Thompson
Sep 08, 2011 Alexandria Thompson rated it it was amazing
Lucinda Dent can call demons, just like her mother could. But with it, one can also become addicted to the power it takes to call them. Her mother has been gone for ten years, sucked into hell by a demon, and all Lucinda has left is her grandmother and the house she grew up in.

Lucinda teams up with an old friend and together they set up business, calling demons. But soon things go terribly wrong.
Demons are loose in Caldera High, and not only is Lucinda responsible, she just might be in love wit
Mar 14, 2011 Hmr28 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Loved this book!
Demon High was a great read. The language and sexual situations were a bit saltier than in many other young adults I've read but that seemed in keeping with the writer's gritty style. I really liked the main character. She lived up to her mistakes even when she knew it would cost her. Something often missing in YA books. The only thing I did not care for was the abrupt ending and the fact that it was clearly a set up for a sequel, otherwise great read.
Jan 08, 2012 Kristin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-3.75 stars.

I’d like to know why the hell the chick on the cover of the book has long blond hair when the character is described as having short blond hair (it looks short on the front but on the back you can see it's simply pushed to the side)? Especially since the author was most likely in charge of every aspect of the creation of the book, as it is self-published. It just really bugs me when the person or persons on the cover of a book do not match the description of the characters inside.
Feb 24, 2012 Kiwigirlreads rated it liked it
Plot Overview:

There are demons attending Caldera High.

How does Lucinda Dent know?

Because she's the one who called them and accidently set them loose.

Lucinda knew it was a bad idea to call demons - her Mom disappeared ten years ago after dabbling in demon calling for too long. She's seen what it can do but with the bank about to foreclose on the only home she's ever know, Lucinda needs to find some quick cash.

She and the local `acquisitions expert' at her school work out a way to make some money
Nov 11, 2012 Amy rated it it was ok
Shelves: demons, dnf
2.5 but rounded down due to all the similarities to Diana Rowland's Kara Gillian series (a much better series IMO) Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland. While I am nowhere near a demon summoning expert, the demon caste system and summoning ritual were pretty much the exact same ones as Ms. Rowland's. Even the bartering and carefully worded questions and responses when negotiating with a demon/demon lord were the same. If this is the norm then my bad. Regardless, I still wouldn't rate this book any higher than a 2.5. I ran out of ...more
Dawn Vanniman
Mar 28, 2011 Dawn Vanniman rated it really liked it
Lucinda lives with her Nana in a falling down house. It's the family home and neither one can imagine moving. One day Lucinda reads a letter from the bank - they owe back taxes and the house is in disrepair. While Nana disappears to 'talk to people', Lucinda comes up with a plan to save the house.

Lucinda's family are Demonologists - Demon Callers. Well, some of them are. Nana's mother was and Lucinda's mother is...was... Nana refuses to let Lucinda even talk about it. It's dangerous work and add
Apr 19, 2011 Bodea rated it liked it
We seriously need half stars. I'd give this a 3.5!

In Devoti's Demon High Lucinda Dent knows she shouldn't call demons. It's in her blood, but it's also how her mother disappeared. It became an addiction that quickly and literally made her life hell, but now she's in danger of losing the only two things she has left - her house and her grandmother. So, Lucinda decides to put her talents as a demonologists to use JUST to make some quick cash. Of course, she'll be careful, but when you're dealing w
Jun 18, 2012 Dana rated it really liked it
First, this isn't for the weak at heart or squeamish for that matter there are parts that some may find disturbing. That being said I enjoyed this book not because I'm sick and twisted but the story line held me.

Did I like the ending well I'll have to see the rest that are to come, because I am just sad it ended like it did.

Lucinda lives with her nana in a home that is falling down around them, but it's the only home she's known and the one her mother disappeared from ten years earlier. Her moth
Aug 11, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh
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This was a decent book. It's not the greatest, nor the worst, although I feel like I'm leaning towards not really liking it.

The story was alright. Being that it was a paranormal, suspension of disbelief is standard, but there also has to be a bit of believability. I didn't connect to this, nor was I sucked it. There were so many times I wanted to skip whole chunks of chapters, but didn't. I couldn't follow at t
Deborah Ross
Apr 07, 2011 Deborah Ross rated it it was amazing
We all know the scenario: character (in this case, a teenaged girl) decides to summon a demon: disaster ensues. The adventure lies in how this demon-summoning-disaster tale is different from all other demon-summoning-disaster tales, and Devoti delivers in wonderful and unexpected ways. From the very first, she weaves in details that add depth: for example, our heroine's mother was also a demon-caller but got addicted to it; much of adolescence is about risk, so the lure and danger of demon-calli ...more
Mar 07, 2011 Silvia rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviews
So, Demon High. First off, let me start by saying, that I am not too sure on my 3 star rating, but I think I am going to keep it. Now, what I really liked about this book, was it was something different. Not a book about vampires, not a love story, but a book about demons and a monologist. Sounds awesome no? Well, yes and no. I really liked the main character, Lucinda, who was pretty much take charge throughout the entire novel. Brittney was a pretty awesome sidekick as well. Lori Devoti did a g ...more
Its this kind of books that makes me think "Hey,if this book can get published,so can all the crap in my mind...".I had hopes for this book,I read the sypnosis and was ready for a dark,twisted tale of demons and some dark forbidden romance.Sadly though,it didn't even scratch the surface of what it could be.Devoti could do so much with this plot but she just threw it away.Firstly,Brittany's character appeared more depth than Lucinda.The auther could play around so much with Oscar's character but ...more
Dec 23, 2011 Marie rated it liked it
This book was brilliant-couldn't fault it.... until the end.
The ending is so rushed and leaves a lot of unanswered questions. There is too much room for a sequel.It would be a brilliant first book if the author intended to make it into a series but as it isnt it just leaves you frustrated and angry!
It all leads up to this one big plot and then in everything in the few final pages goes bam, her mothers gone, the love of her lifehas been taken by demons and all shes left with is her friend a neck
Sep 06, 2011 Brandy rated it liked it
Well, I'm not sure as to my 3 star rating, but I'm going to keep it that way for now. I seriously considered giving it four stars, however I was extremely let down by the ending of the book. In this book I would love to see a sequel, or even a prequel to show us a little glimpse of Lucinda's mother. The author really did a great job, it's a well written book, I just wish the ending were better. I might even bump it up to four stars if I knew there would be a sequel :)

Rachel Berens-VanHeest
Oct 17, 2011 Rachel Berens-VanHeest rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved, loved this book! The characters are sympathetic, relatable, and realistic. The world-building is very believable, the plot holds together well, and MAN, when you get to Chapters 15-18 or so, the tension is SKY HIGH!!! This is my favorite book by Lori!
Jun 12, 2012 rachel added it
Shelves: didt-finish
ok at the beginning im really hopeing for there to be a forbidden love thing with Kobel i mean is a demon LORD but i dont know whats happening with Occer will im not even halfway so i guess ill see sorry if the names are spoilers i dont know how to do all that stuff
Nov 06, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
More like 3.5 stars. A good read, though not one of the best. The ending left me weird. Will there be a sequel? Or that was just it?
Jan 25, 2011 Tzeni rated it did not like it
Words really escape me with this one. I was on a constant "WHAT THE FUCK AM I READING?" state, throughout the entire book.
Mar 28, 2012 Brittany rated it really liked it
The pull between Lucinda and Oscar alone would have kept me reading but thing really got interesting with H.H.Holmes and Nellie. It was nice to have people from history and the ending was very good.
Dec 07, 2013 Tasha rated it it was amazing
This isn't your everyday story about demons, it is lets call demons and hope and pray that no hell breaks loose but with every book comes a little hell and with this one you get a little extra hell
some parts made me cringe and i immediately thought of the gory movie "hostel". The ending is not what i expected! Wtf? Better have a sequel. I dont like the ending of this book! Sad sad sad.
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Lori Devoti grew up in southern Missouri and attended college at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism. She, however, made it clear to anyone who asked, she was not a writer; she worked for the dark sideadvertising. Now twenty years later, shes proud to declare herself a writer and visit her dark side occasionally by writing dark, sensual paranormal romance, ...more
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