The Demon Girl (Rae Wilder, #1)
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The Demon Girl (Rae Wilder #1)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  4,998 ratings  ·  599 reviews
Rae Wilder has problems.... Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a...more
ebook, 187 pages
Published 2011 by Smashwords (first published October 1st 2010)
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Jamie (The Title Page)
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*WARNING* I use what might be considered offensive language in this review, buyer beware.

Glamour starts with Rae, a super awesome fast runner, absolutely gorgeous, better at everything than everyone, chick who is studying to kill demons. She breaks out of the protective walls through a hole that mysteriously appeared right in front of her (umm ok.) and takes a run in the woods, where demons and evil stuff lives.
Sounds like a plan.
After ru...more
I'm 2/3 of the way through this book and am currently debating whether or not I should continue reading it. I enjoyed the initial premise of Rae finding out that she is a demon and exploring her powers and learning about herself. However, not enough time is taken to get to know any of the characters, and the plot moves along so quickly that the story is choppy. My main frustration with this book is the tawdry love triangle that is occurring. It reminds me way too much of Twilight (which I could...more
Page 126 of 187. Done. I can't go any, no I refuse to go any further. My blood pressure is up, I have a migrane, my eye is twitching, my throat is burning with bile...I just can't, I'm going to need some serious medical attention if I continue this read.

Rae you Floozy! You are the epitome of everything I despise in a female protagonist! You are stupid, so very stupid and I honestly believe you have a mental condition that prevents you from keeping your hormones in check whenever yo...more
I am really disappointed in this one. It sounds so good, and it was free, and I was excited to read it. Unfortunately I only got to 40% before it came down to either giving it up as abandoned or clawing my eyes out because I tried to read another word and… well, I like having eyes.

The mortal enemy of this novel, and this storyline (which still has potential) was apparently time. It was rushed. It was all rushed. The 40% I read all took place within a few hours. A few hours. And it was painfully...more
Jeremy Stephens
Let me start of by saying that this is one of the worst books I've ever read. I can describe everything I felt about Demon Girl in one word- terrible. I understand that the target audience for this book is teenage girls so there probably is some bias against the story on my part since I am a twenty eight year old guy. Therefore, to be fair with this review, I am going to put on my hypothetical English-teacher-hat and base my review on other more provable flaws with this book as much as I will m...more
Penelope Fletcher
Mar 25, 2011 Penelope Fletcher rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I may be slightly biased in this rating ;)
This book has a lot of potential. When I first started reading it, I really thought I would like it. But the more I read, the more dissapointed I was. I like the idea of the world the author created. But I feel like everything was unfinished and not developed more. I think the author could have gone much further with this. Everything seemed so rushed and I could hardly follow what was happening. The quickness made everything less interesting, because I could hardly concentrate on one thing when...more
Upon finishing this book, I was overcome with a sense of sadness. I've felt that way before, like when I finished the last Harry Potter book, or when I finished The Hunger Games trilogy. Those books were so good, I was very sad to see them end. However, the sadness I felt when I finished Demon Girl had nothing to do with my love of the book. I'm upset because this book COULD HAVE BEEN great.

Ya know how sometimes, particularly when you're talking excitedly, your words get ahead of your brain? I...more
This book is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has been clustered inside walled cities to guard against demons (vampires, witches, fairies, etc). Rae is a girl training to become a Cleric until one day she discovers she is a fairy. So, starts this book. The entire storyline takes place in 2 days but, oh boy! does a lot happen in 2 days. Rae is thrust into a war between 2 fairy factions, 2 love interests (the fairy named Breandan and the vampire named Tomas) and so on...

I found the...more
I want to give this book a glowing review, I really do. But I just can't. This is the biggest rush job of a piece of literature that I've ever read. First, grammar and spelling were atrocious. It's obvious that the only editor who's gone over this thing is automatic spell check. Example, repeatedly I saw things like trial where it should have been trail. There were some sentances that completely lost their direction midway through and some that were so convoluted I'd read them three times, then...more
WARNING: Editor Needed. Apply c/o Demon Girl.

I had asked some friends of mine on Twitter what indie books I should give a try since I've been on the search for the best ones. I should not have listened to my niece. She is 14. She liked this book.

You know what? I liked this book too. I had seen the bad reviews on here which didn't deter me [they never do]. It made me want to see just what was the problem with Demon Girl.

Grammar. Edting. I used to work as a copywriter for a magazine in Toronto. No...more
Ronda  Tutt
Brutally Horrifying! Gory Filled Dark Paranormal!

First let me state that this is a Young Adult Read and that this is usually not my type of read so the rating in my opinion may be off for some of the younger groups. My rating is 2 ½ Stars but am rounding up to a 3 Star.

Definitely a book full of the dark side of paranormal! The author has created a world filled with Demon Fairies, Vampires, Voodoo Witch Magic and Humans strive to co-exist. If you like the brutal savagery sacrifice of innocent hum...more
Whispers from the Pirate's Ghost Whisper
Okay, this book doesn’t need much of my over analysis, nor does it need me inferring all the super-secret squirrel influences that I often see in the stories. I’ll cut to the chase.

3 stars (More realistically around 3.5. It got better as it went on so I expect the next one, or may be the third one due to the sophomore slump, will be even better.)

Plot vs. Post-apocalyptic Earth.

The Penelope Fletcher’s vision of post-apocalyptic Earth where humans lived in walled fortresses and struggled to kee...more
Natalie Mulford
I really enjoyed this book! I was a little dubious when I started reading it, but once I got into the swing of it, I didn't put it down. The story is rather fast paced, but I liked that, some stories tend to drag things out, so it was refreshing to see everything happen so quick. Rae didn't have much time to process things because her world turned upside down overnight.

I admit, I liked the triangle. I do love a good angsty love triangle. Given everything that has happened, I don't blame Rae for...more
DNF at 10%. I can literally count the # of books I have done this with on one hand. This book is THAT bad.

The grammar is atrocious, misspellings, fragmented sentences, you name it. It is in need of some serious editing. The world building is practically non-existent up until this point and not much of anything makes sense other than they must be in some sort of post-apocalytpic world where demons have taken over and humans are protected by other highly trained humans called Clerics in some sort...more
First of all, this is the first book I have read on my new Nook. :) That being said, there were a lot of errors, the Nook Editors really need to step up their game. It made the book hard to enjoy when I am spotting typos left and right.

Secondly, I gave this book 3 stars and maybe it only deserves 2, but I did enjoy it. The characters were vastly underdeveloped, and the relationships between them were unreliable and unrealistic (at best). I know those of you out there are thinking "It's a FANTAS...more
Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship
MUch-shuck, how old was I when I tried to read this one? Maybe 12? That was a loooong while ago and even my pre-teen, therefore by default, extremely lame, brain found this one tres horrible. I remeber liking all these quotes at the beginning of the chapters, and sometimes the imagery was pretty(that's what I remember; it'll probably be sparkly now), but the overall story was too crappy, and it was also one of the first love-triangles I'd read, and I detested it.

The MC and her special-snowflake-...more
It was a fairly quick read and I enjoyed every bit of it. Although, there were some editing issues. I have read alot of fairy books and this one definitely stands alone. It wasn't like anything else I have read. I enjoyed the characters and Rae the main character is hilarious. She is a strong, spunky, very independent girl who is not about to let any guy tell her what to do of feel. Something every girl will envy. Not only that she seems to have every hot guy in the palm of her hand! Loved the B...more
I read this because it was a free Nookbook, and now I can see why. The story itself had an interesting premise, but it devolved very quickly into what read like bad fan-fic, in the same style as the Twilight books. The worst thing, though, was that it was clear the writer either had no editor or a really awful one. The sheer number of typos and errors made trying to get into the story incredibly difficult. I kept having to pause to figure out her intent because of all the misplaced commas, or to...more
Demon Girl, an independently published ebook by Penelope Fletcher, is the first in the Rae Wilder series and, if you’re feeling brave, it’s currently available from as a free download.

Originally released in 2010 the ebook is currently being re-edited (praise be to the gods of writing). The new edition, with a shinny new cover and re-titled Glamour, is due for release at the end of March 2012.

This review is in response to the 2010 version.

What it's about

On a post-apocalyptic eart...more
Ebook was free Price I would willingly pay: £0.25

The Bad:

1. I'm going to say it, and i truly mean it, Enough with the goddamn Twilight Love Triangle destiny rubbish, good god it has been done to death, and it is so unrealistic, and i am saying that about a fantasy book. It is terible, "oh he is my destiny, nothing could ever come between us" "Oh wait i have such a connection with this other guy" please enough!
2. Things happened so quickly, Their fighting, then the enemies are fighting together,...more
Rhiannon Frater
First off, this is a 3 star review, because I LIKED the book. I know some people don't like 3 star reviews, thinking it's a negative thing, but I did LIKE the book.

The lead character of Rae is very flighty, impulsive, and passionate. Her history, life situation, and the revelations of her heritage all made perfect sense for a complex character. The thing is...Rae isn't that complex. Basically when offered option A-The Right Choice or Option B-The Wrong Choice, you know R...more
I've had this book on my radar for a while and I finally decided to read it this weekend. There are a couple things I don't like about the book.

1. Spelling and grammatical errors. Also errors with the format of the book. Some paragraphs were spaced out and just looked really weird and confusing. When there should have been a "where" there was a were. Totally different words with completely different meanings.

2. Rae, the main character is more wishy washy than Bella from Twilight. Of course there...more
Sep 01, 2013 Cam rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Twilight fans
Shelves: reviewed
I am very torn with this book. Some of it f*cking rocked, and some of it was a clusterf*ck of wtf.

I will start with the writing.

It was very well written. I LOVE good first person narratives. They are hard to do, but if you ace it the way Fletcher has, then it is AMAZING. Being in Rae's head the whole time is great. It was funny, entertaining, and the language used was fantastic. For example:
"I was pissed, tired, had a full bladder and an empty stomach, and he was making it worse."

I laughed ou...more
A great concept - a tough, if slightly undecided, heroine, a dizzying world of fae creatures, a war against not only humans but rebel fairy forces all point to what should be a stellar read, but for me this book fell short of expectations. I personally felt it could have been fleshed out a bit more, relationships explored more, one example being Rae and her Cleric friends, and perhaps told over more than one night. It just felt rushed and the connections the characters were meant to have/develop...more
I had zero expectations going into this book. I picked it for three reasons.
1. Cool cover.
2. It's YA Paranormal/Dystopian
3. It was free. (on my Nook)

That simple. I grabbed it several months ago and let it sit on the Nook for a rainy day. To be sure there were some things about this book that I wasn't a huge fan of. I know formatting is sometimes not the authors fault with eBooks, but there was definitely some wonkiness going on. Random paragraph breaks and extra letters floating around here a...more
Jessica M.
Let's cut to the chase, folks. Penelope Fletcher's Demon Girl was way too past-paced, with little to no character development; a rather illogical love triangle, and very difficult to read. This is all in great part due to the bad pacing, the horrible grammar, the spelling mistakes, the missing words, the lack of transitions between some scenes, etc. I often considered dropping it, especially when I had I give up on trying to understand what was going on, on what the author meant.

One thing that s...more
Mar 09, 2011 Claire rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
I am so happy that I didn't pay for this book. Where the idea of the story is extremely interesting, the execution was horrible. I feel like the author, Penelope Fletcher, had such a vivid story in her mind, but getting that story on paper wasn't easy. It was almost as if there were giant gaps. Things would happen and I wasn't sure how it got from point A to point B. Almost like talking to someone that was attempting to tell a story and their mind would move faster than their mouth, so you'd mis...more
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I just finished this book on my kindle and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. It's rare these days to come across a fairy/vampire book that has a plot that has not been done before and grabs your attention from the get go, The Demon Girl hooked me in from the very beginning and definitely would not let me go.

The story centers around Rae, a girl living in a post Rapture (apocalyptic) world were the Demons (classified as basically anything that is not human) had declared themselves to the general public and...more
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Penelope Jade Fletcher is a British author of genre romance. She has a number of international digital bestsellers, reaching the Amazon Kindle UK Top 100 chart in early 2011 with her third book, and the Barnes & Noble Nook Top 100 chart later the same year with her fifth.

Debuting at twenty two years old in 2010 with young adult fantasy Glamour, Penelope predominantly writes romance novels with...more
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