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(The One Rises #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Only fanatics and lunatics believe demons can possess human beings. Or at least, that’s what Callie White thought until one possessed her best friend. Now, wanted for murdering the thing that crawled into her friend’s body and dealing with hungers and powers she doesn’t understand, Callie White just wants to die. She just has to make sure no one can bring another demon ove ...more
Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published May 15th 2013
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Callie’s life has fallen apart. Her best friend was possessed by a demon and slaughtered her friends and her brother – until Callie herself managed to behead the demon (and her friend) while getting bitten in the process, she was then be shipped off to a mental institution for the murder.

Having escaped the institution, Callie had one goal. Kill the man who called the demon in the first place and destroy the book he used. But when she completed the first task, something dark and terrible awoke in
jospeh jack
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Enjoyable for the most part but not sure if it's unique enough to retain my attention to read the rest of the series. The main character is a bit inconsistent - sometimes shy and awkward, others time assertive and confident. I think the story would have been improved putting in some twist that's surprising, such as her being something other than unusually powerful, like being a hidden demonridden or something. Guess that's not how the world-building work, but it needed a little extra something i ...more
Kear Anne Simmons
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Read my full review of Bitten on Book Chick City:

Just want my VERDICT? Here you go:

Overall, Bitten was a quick, fast-paced little adventure, with likeable characters and an interesting mythos. Was I completely won over? No. But I think it was a start in that direction, and I do have hope for book two. This book would be good for those who like their urban fantasy to read a little younger, and without the lovey dovey stuff. Oh, and did I mention that it’s
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I read it straight through and immediately purchased the second in the series. From the cover it looks like a youth novel, and yes, the protagonist is a teenager, but it's most definitely one for adults (especially the second book). It's urban fantasy without the swooning love story that seems to accompany so many fantasy novels these days. There is sex, and there is violence, but they add to the story - they aren't added in for purely reader thrills. Well written, brilliant s ...more
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book drags you into the story. Callie experience is explained well and you are able to understand some of the difficulties she faces after what she has been through. I like how you get a idea of what each character is feeling towards events in the story. Each character has its own story and together they make a dysfunctional team set out to find and destroy demons. Really good book.
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this book for free and I thought it was excellent. Wolfe doesn't shy away from blood and violence, but there is humor here, too, and characters with depth and a cause worth investing in. I enjoyed it and will continue the series. ...more
Kay Bolton
May 16, 2013 rated it did not like it
Sorry, not for me, I didn't even manage to make it past the first chapter.

It gave the impression of a poorly written fan fiction, and left me colder than a witch's backdoor step.

My reading time is precious recently, and it failed to inspire.
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