This book was amazing! The main character is witty, sarcastic and just all around epic. The modern day mermaid and I'm not talkin' Ariel. I'll definitThis book was amazing! The main character is witty, sarcastic and just all around epic. The modern day mermaid and I'm not talkin' Ariel. I'll definitely be investing in the second book of the series. ...more
“Cameras. You’re very lucky to have them. The power to freeze time, capture a moment, an emotion…a person. That’s the most amazing thing to me.” Patr
“Cameras. You’re very lucky to have them. The power to freeze time, capture a moment, an emotion…a person. That’s the most amazing thing to me.” Patrick, Demons.
I have to say I’m more than a little impressed by Demons, so much so that I read this book in one sitting. I was worried that I would have trouble keeping up since I haven’t yet read Seers, which is the first book in Heather Frost’s Seers series. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that Demons stood on its own quite well. Plus there was a short refresher where Kate sort of lets you know what’s been going on the past few weeks in the beginning of the book, which pretty much caught me up.
If it wasn’t obvious by my quote above I have absolutely fallen head over heels for Patrick. I love his character and how he so easily fits in with Kate’s family. I adore the way he is with her twin sisters, Jenna and Josie, and the dinner scene in the beginning of the book felt like a scene from my life when I was 16 and invited my first boyfriend to dinner.
While Patrick is my favorite, I like all the characters in this book including the supporting characters and especially the bad guys. It is so important to have a main character that is relatable and I think Frost does a really great job of not only making Kate fit the average girl, but of rounding out Lee and Toni as supporting characters.
When I picture Kate I don’t feel like she’s this perfect girl or the most gorgeous female in the school. I picture her as average, not gorgeous, but not bad looking. She has flaws, but she also has really great qualities that make you want her to succeed.
That’s another thing like I like about Frost’s writing. Her characters are realistic, they have a balance. I picture Patrick as highly attractive, but he lives well below his means in a warehouse with Toni, who is his opposite when it comes to material things, which works well. They have this adorable bromance going on with banter that makes me grin.
I love Kate’s grandfather and what happened at the end, well I can’t even bring myself to talk about it because I’ll get all sad again, which is just a testament to how much of a connection I had with this book.
But the real treat is the plot. Frost gives good plot. (view spoiler)[A big twist in the story comes when we found out that Sean, Patrick’s brother is behind it all or rather the Demon inside of him is. (hide spoiler)]Demons is action packed with the heartwarming love between Kate and Patrick, the way it delves further into the Guardians, the virus that infects Patrick, and discovering what Kate really is and why the Demon Lord wants her. There were several jaw dropping moments in this book, three that I can think of off the top of my head and one happens at the very end while Patrick is alone in his room, or so he thinks, so look for that.
Overall I have to say that Frost has sucked me into this world she has created and I can’t seem to find my way back out. She weaves together an intricate tale of teenage angst and paranormal intrigue, wrapping it all up in this fantastical [yes I just made that word up] bubble that I want to live in forever. I connected to this book on a level I didn’t expect to. Maybe it’s because I also have two sisters of my own and one of them is named Jenna, or possibly because I understand what it was like to be a teenager with a lot of responsibilities, either way Demons really captured me and if paranormal, romantic teen thrillers are your thing, this book is for you.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
When I first started this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like. It seemed a bit hedgy and repetitive through the first few chapters, but despiteMore
When I first started this book I wasn’t sure I was going to like. It seemed a bit hedgy and repetitive through the first few chapters, but despite it’s rather slow beginning, More by T.M. Franklin, was actually very well written and I quite enjoyed it. The story follows Ava, a college student, through a pretty traumatic and enlightening discovery about herself and a race of people she never knew existed. The great thing about this story is once it picks up and Ava is thrown into the midst of the feuding race, the story is filled with action.
Ava is apparently this study-o-holic and incredibly bright, but she’s always wanted to be different, special, which is something I think we can all relate to or maybe that’s just me. But the author did a great job of making her relatable. She’s got a sick Dad, a best friend in her roommate, a job, classes and she’s trying to balance it all while having this crazy overwhelming feeling of being watched.
Which of course she is, but Ava doesn’t know that, at least not at first. Cue Caleb, her new tutor, slightly geeky and obviously smart, but so much more. I adore Caleb. The way he looked out for and protected Ava, it was sweet and you could tell he didn’t really understand why this assignment was so much different than the other’s he’d had in the past. I’m pretty sure I realized he was totally head over heels for Ava before he did, which is awesome.
For some reason I love when we know something before the characters in books and TV because then through the rest of the book you’re so anxious and you’re like oh my god don’t do that, no he’s bad…Stop judging me. Anyway, I think the way he tried to deny that he was involved with all the weird things going on with Ava was funny. When he finally saved her and there was no denying what was going on I was excited because I knew they were going to be stuck together trying to figure out how to outrun the council.
I never expected them to stop running and face the council head on, but then again there were a lot of other things I didn’t expect to happen that did. There is this huge twist at the end of the book that I want to tell you…But I won’t because it’s one of those things you need to read to get the full effect of.
I love the easy banter between Caleb and Ava and how he seems to have this unyielding loyalty to her almost from the beginning. Their connection is palpable combined with the intensity of the situation they are in makes for a very thrilling read. The plot is good, it hasn’t been done a dozen different ways, and I like how all the characters interact and engage each other. The author did a great job of giving all characters mentioned in the book a purpose, unlike some I’ve read lately. I would definitely recommend this book.
All I can say is, I hope there’s a sequel, because while the ending wrapped up everything nicely, there’s also this big moment that leaves you wanting more. It’s possibly I’m totally hoping this turns into a series...Pretty please?...more