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Demons Are Forever (Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom #3)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  2,144 ratings  ·  151 reviews
Demons Are Forever: Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Book 3)
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Berkley Trade
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I started reading this and found it didn't hold my interest. Rather than completely give up, as I really enjoyed the previous 2 books in this series, I got the cds from the library.

I felt there was way too much rehashing of the story to date at the beginning of the book. This went on for a good long while and I found it repetitious, boring and unnecessary. After that, the story picked up quite a bit till I got to the part of the annoying, whiny teenager. I know teenagers often have that I-know-
Jason (RawBlurb)
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I really liked the first two books in this series, but this one turned me off. It could just be that the gimmick is wearing thin. Kate's a mom...and she hunts demons. And it's a secret. I got it. Kate tells us over and over and over again that hunting demons is a breeze compared with raising a teenager and a toddler...and I got that too. I don't need to be reading about it twice a page. I liked Kate's Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer spunk in the first two books, but in this one she seemed more like one ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Well....okay. This is the third book in this series (which I read out of order as I didn't read the first 2) and it's what I often call, "a mixed bag".

The book isn't hard to catchup on as we get enough background as to what's going on and what's already happened before we got here that picking up in book 3 wasn't a problem. This is I think a good idea and the writer handles it pretty well. There's humor and there's action and she's set up a framework for things to operate "inside" that lets the
This is probably a 3.5 star book - and there are some spoilers ahead, so stop reading now if you don't want me to ruin the story...

The first half of the book felt like it'd finally found it's own identity outside of simply being a Buffy knock-off. I was enjoying the fact that Timmy had kind of been pushed to the background in favor of Allie. But then some bad things happen and fellow missing hunter, Nadia (aka Faith), shows up out of nowhere (like Faith) and then turns out to be bad (just like F
Of all of the "Demon Hunting Soccer Mom" series, "Demons Are Forever" is my favorite. Why? Well, it is because finally the most important of Kate's secrets are revealed to the appropriate people. I will admit, this will cause her a very sticky mess in future installments; but, isn't that what sequels are suppose to do?

The story begins right where the previous one ended. Kate and her daughter Allie are sitting on a curb waiting on Stuart to pick them up. Allie is ready to hear her mother's secret
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Other reviewers are complaining that this book is too over-the-top in places to be believable. And I don't mean with the demon-hunting stuff, but with the rest of the book. Yes, I get it. Kate's adventures go unnoticed by everyone around her, despite her frequently maiming and killing demons in close proximity to family and friends. I suppose is IS hard to believe that no one ever walks in on her staking one of them through the eye and passes out from shock. However, I'm enjoying the series so m ...more
This series just gets better and better. The author has created an impressive cast of characters and has added more depth/seriousness to the overall storyline.
Well, I am finally to where I first started reading this series. This is the book I randomly picked up to listen to on a long drive. I thought it was a stand-alone book and found myself making excuses to drive just so I could listen to it. I found it to be very funny, and I could relate to the teenage parent issues, but also an intense romantic thread was developing. As i got to the last CD, I realized there was no way the story could end so quickly and I did some research and found there were m ...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Kate, the demon hunting soccer-mom, is back, juggling play dates for a toddler, her teenaged daughter, her husband and his political machinations with the complexities of hunting and killing demons.

With the demons yet again coming to San Diablo, Kate is faced a more evolved and ongoing threat as well as the fallout from her daughter finally learning the truth about Kate and her secret double life. Of course, once she understands she has a lot of questions – and Kate isn’t sure how many she can a
Mary Ford
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This series keeps getting better. This time Kate is dealing with the aftermath of all the stuff that happened in California Demon. Daughter Allie knows that demons are real and that her mother is somehow connected with them. Kate has to confess her demon-hunting ways and of course, Allie is ready (she thinks)to join in. As they talk about demon hunting it inevitably leads to Eric, Kate's deceased husband and Allie's father. Kate discovers more about Eric than she wants to and realizes that he ha ...more
Sarah Sammis
The best part of Demons Are Forever is its title and maybe the cute cover art. It's the third in "Confessions of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom" series and the only one I've read (and am likely to read).

The reason I didn't enjoy the novel has nothing to do with it being midway through a series. The problem stems from: concept, setting and the execution of the mystery.

I don't know why Kenner felt compelled to add in all the back story about Kate Connor's training and life as a demon hunter for the Va
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My least favorite of the series so far, this one just lacked. Still a quick read and worth it if you like the first two, but not up to par. The snarky (yes, sometimes cheesy) wit was missing, whole characters are being ignored (Does Kate even remember what Stuart looks like? Timmy, where are you? Father Ben, we hardly know ye!) or just brought in for a specific purposeful cameo appearance (Hi, Cutter! Bye, Cutter!). Not much in the way of discernible character development, either, though it was ...more
Shannon Cooley
First off, this is not my genre. The whole demon-hunting thing? Not for me. So if this IS your genre, feel free to consider my review biased and ignore it.

I actually picked this up thinking it was going to be a snarky, sarcastic parody of the genre (the tag line on the front says, "Minions of the occult in a Demon-Free School Zone? Time to raise Hell..."--I didn't think I was meant to take it seriously). When I realized it wasn't what I thought, I figured I'd give it a chance to win me over to t
Don't judge me for reading these books! I had to find out what happened to Eric....and right now this level of books is about all I have time for right now. Don't expect a Man Booker prize winner and you won't be disappointed. Don't expect humour ( at least I don't find it funny), but there's something about them that makes them readable, even if I do find the main character incredibly selfish!
Demons Are Forever is as entertaining as the previous title, "Carpe Demon" and "California Demon". Those two I picked up together on a whim at the bookstore. This time, I seeked the novel out. Kate is an fun kind of 'every woman' except that she is also a demon hunter. Her teenage daughter has joined up with her cast of amusing side characters. I'm not sure that having Kate's daugher discover her secrets this early was a great idea, nor I am sure I like the twist involving Allie's high school te ...more
I'm officially hooked on this series, which always seems to happen when I finish the last book currently available. After two books of setup, Kenner has a full cast of well-developed characters. A few know Kate Connor's secret, like her best friends Laura, daughter Allie, and pseudo-grandfather-in-law Eddie. Others, like her trainter and sparring partner Cutter, are just curious. And a few are clueless, like husband Stuart. What really gets this story moving, though, is the addition of David Lon ...more
Meet Kate Connor: loving wife, cool Mom, best friend. She has the same worries that all Moms in Suburbia have: dealing with a teenager that's always on-the-go, a toddler that is a powerhouse of energy, and hey, a husband that is a prominent attorney running for office (local). And just when you think things can't get more hectic, how about her former job as a Level 4 Demon Hunter? It's just incredible how this series is, with Ms. Connor doing the usual: going to cheerleading practice, taking car ...more
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I have always really enjoyed this series. I think more for the stay at home mom aspect than the Demon hunting, since I am not a Buffy fan. I cannot imagine living the kind of double life that the main character does.

This is the 3rd in the series and while it continues to have the same humor as the other two, I found it lacking in depth. The author usually goes into more detail and this one seems written very quickly with a lot less attention to the underlying story or little details (ie. the pla
I originally thought these books were lightweight but pleasant enough with each book wrapping up a discrete story. However the longer story arc that spans all the books has been steadily growing deeper and richer and it made this book very satisfying and unexpected. Worth reading the books in order and sticking with them!
I really liked this book. For one thing, the whole premise is so nutty. Kate is a devout Catholic, was raised in the Vatican itself, and was trained and hired by the Vatican to be a professional demon hunter. She retired when she married and had her first child. In this book, she's been widowed and remarried,has a second child, and lives the normal life of a surburban mother of a 2-year old and a moody, middle school aged daughter. Until, that is, she's hauled back into demon hunting when a demo ...more
Christine Lowe
Demons Are Forever

Julie Kenner has created a fun series with the Demon Hunter Soccer Mom. After finishing book 3 with a totally unexpected bang, I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. What trouble will Katie find herself in next?
Seriously awesome the writer and how she expresses herself. Love the characters and so I couldn't help laugh, cry and catch my breath a few times. Love love love this book. Totally recommend the series, can't wait for the next book, yay!!!
Jean Swigonski
could not finish. Got to the mother daughter fight and just could not go on. I have a 14 year old daughter. I would never let her disrespect me like that, especially when all that you where doing was keep her safe.
Penny Ramirez
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I started reading this late last night, and am already halfway through the book. I expect to be done sometime today, maybe while the kids are swimming. It has that "Buffy the Vampire" thing going for it, that is clever dialogue, and interesting story. Albiet, this Buffy is a 30 something married mother of 2. But thats what makes this so interesting. Its definitely a guilty pleasure for me.

Only a third more to go, a day after starting, and though it is a guilty pleasure, it dawns on me, that remo
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“Once upon a time, I’d thought demon-hunting was hard. But that was before I’d become a mom. Trust me. In comparison to parenting, stalking and killing demons is a piece of cake.” 0 likes
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