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The Demon's Deadline

(Demon's Assistant #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Some teenagers deliver pizza, some deliver newspapers. My part-time job? I deliver mysterious envelopes for a demon. I don't even get tips.

It seemed like a good deal at the time. I almost died in a car accident, and Azmos saved me... gave me a second chance. At first, it wasn't so bad. I got to live, go to high school, hang out with my boyfriend Cam. He's too cute for his
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Published April 2nd 2015 by Enigmatic Books
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Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

Cute premise, and started off okay, but took a downturn towards lower stars because of the protagonist's repeated statement that she really wanted to keep on being the demon's delivery girl because here was something she could be good at, even excel in performing. As she's only going around town, sometimes having to beg lifts from her reluctant boyfriend, giving people letters, that argument didn't work very well. Had she stuck with the other part of her feeling - that having learned
Lola Colleen
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Whedon fans, Vampire Diaries fans and YA enthusiasts
This book is everything paranormal YA should be. It's what being a teenager was like for me. Figuring out who you are and what you're good at. What your path in life might be and trying to listen to your intuition not the multitude of voices ordering you one way or another. If you liked Buffy, you will like this book. Nicki is resourceful and clever in the face of danger but she's easy to relate to. I also love that while there is romance, it's not the main focus of the book. It's like a hearty ...more
Emma Adams
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

The Demon's Deadline is an engaging read, perfect for fans of YA paranormal. Nicki survived the car accident that killed her mother, but only because she made a deal with a demon. Azmos can show up at any moment, always to ask her to deliver mysterious envelopes for him. But she gets curious about what the envelopes contain, and her friends start asking questions.

Nicki is a relatable teen and the other characters are well-developed, including her dad and her boyfriend, Cam. She has to keep her
Daniela Ark
Visit the Book review tour and learn more about this book and author.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I started reading and learned the book was about a teenage girl that runs errands for a demon. I immediately thought of Daughter of Smoke and Bone (DOSB), and those are BIG shoes to fill!

So, I wasn’t sure I was going to finish it, but I kept reading and I was pleasantly surprised! The writing is not as sophisticated as DOSB but it is pretty good!
Sep 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, uf-pnr, fiction
Nicki survived the car crash which killed her mother thanks to the intervention of a demon called Azmos. Now she works for him, delivering letters from him to others who did a deal with him, and when people start reacting badly to it, Nicki realises that she has been delivering their death notices.

Azmos does deals that can extend your life by ten years after your fated death but one client is refusing to accept that her time is up, and she is determined to force Azmos to let her live in Nicki's
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Why I read it: I decided to read this novel because the synopsis reminded me of Supernatural (a TV show I enjoy...well, now I'm way behind and only watch out of some bizarre sense of obligation - but back when it was good) and after my brain making that leap, I needed to know how it panned out.

Plot: Nicki is a messenger for the demon, Azmos. It's not until he
Kiri Salazar
Mar 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, magic
I just finished this in about two hours. It was a very fast read. It has a clear-cut style of dialogue matched with story pacing. I enjoyed the way the mystery was revealed a little bit at a time and the believable characterization of a emotionally drawn sixteen-year-old girl--Nicolette, who'd lost her mother in a car accident of which she was the sole survivor--rang true. I think this story would appeal to preteen and teen readers. Being an older reader, some of the impact of being a teenager ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Demon’s Deadline is a speedy book, easy to read and enjoyable the entire way through.
Nicki is a great character and I loved that she takes this ‘job’ so seriously. I also liked that she was doing this before the book started and already found out a bit about why she has to run the demon’s errands so there’s no big freak out. As I’ve said before, that drama is one that always drives me a bit nuts. No, she knows a bit about why she needs to be the demon’s errand girl but she doesn’t know
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nicki made a deal with the demon, Azmos. In return of her life back, Azmos uses Nicki to deliver mysterious letters to complete strangers. The only person who knows about this is Cam, Nicki's boyfriend. When her job gets more dangerous and even the demon himself is not safe anymore, Nicki needs to choose between her beautiful life and the demon job. Even though the choice seems obvious, Nicki doesn't seem to think so.

Nicki is easy to relate to. An average girl with insecurities of her own and
Kristen Gough
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Lovers of Paranormal, or LOP. This is the start to a great series about a teenage girl named Nicki that finds herself working for a demon named Azmos. Nicki deals with a lot of the normal problems teenagers have to face such as getting good grades in school, her relationship with her boyfriend Cam and a father who works too much. Where Nicki's life differs is in the fact that after a series of events involving a near fatal car ...more
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Lovers of Paranormal in exchange for an honest review.
This book was a pleasant surprise. I feel that Nicolette was a very relatable and realistic teenager. Even though she's suffered the loss of her mother and is only alive because of the deal she struck with a demon, she manages to have normal teenager problems like fights with her boyfriend and jealousy over other girls who are interested in him, resulting in normal teenage self-doubt. I feel that Tori Centanni
K.J. McPike
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book in one sitting. I enjoyed the premise and the tone of the story—Centanni has a great sense of humor and works it into the narrative flawlessly. Nicolette is exactly the witty, sarcastic type of protagonist I love. The author succeeds in blending the real world with demons and magic, and Nicolette's struggles through typical teenage problems (boy trouble, self-esteem issues, etc.) keep her relatable despite her dealings with the supernatural. THE DEMON'S DEADLINE is a quick read ...more
Char ღ Denae
Very unique paranormal series with interesting potential. Part high school drama, part paranormal mystery, with a dash of horror thrown in, ' The Demon's Assistant' series is one you'll wish you would forget so you could read it all over again.
Mar 16, 2015 added it
Ethically, I can't rate this book because I edited it! But I still want to include it in my "Read" list and -- of course -- I encourage readers to check it out. Tori is a great new voice. :)
Hannah Bailey
Not YA, very definitely a teen novel

A nice idea and could probably be a good story with a thicker plot and more development. Sadly the storyline is very basic and clearly for a much younger audience.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good

Written well, great concept and execution. Fast read I enjoyed it.

The only problem is the first is the only one on kindle.... Why?
Jennifer  Ricketts (Donnie Darko Girl)
I received a copy of this book for my stop on the blog tour at Donnie Darko Girl.

In The Demon's Deadline, a teen girl named Nicki survives a car accident by making a deal with a demon, Azmos. He can show up anywhere, anytime, and she has to deliver the envelopes he gives her to their recipients. After several months of delivering these envelopes, Nicki starts to wonder exactly what she's doing and why she seems to be different from the others who've made deals with Azmos.

Cam is the kind of
Stacy Ashton
May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book; I enjoyed the characters and thought they had a lot of potential. But I kept feeling I had missed out on the most interesting parts of the story and had inexplicably begun reading with most of the drama resolved. The story starts with Nicki and Cam in a stable relationship and Nicki a year into her contract with Azmos. I wanted to be there when Azmos showed up with Nicki's contract; I wanted to be part of what I assume was a period of disbelief before accepting this ...more
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal).

I really enjoyed this book and I liked Nicolette, even though some of her choices are questionable.
I didn't like Melissa at all. She actually didn't strike me as a really good best friend or that she even cared much about Nicki.
Cam... you'd say he was a good boyfriend, understanding and supportive. But not really. And at the first chance he ran away and treated her like she was crap on his favorite shoes, plus he
Angie Byrne
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for an honest review from Lovers of Paranormal on Goodreads.
To be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to make of this book in the beginning but in fairness to the author I've just finished a marathon reading session of the Chronicles of Nick by Sherrilyn Kenyon so this a much lighter and slower paced read.
The premise of the book is good, girl gets saved from certain death by a demon, but not in the sense that we know demons. He's a good guy, possibly. In return for her life,
May 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really cool story about a demon and a regular high school girl who is his assistant that delivers messages to people around town.

Her job seems simple enough but as the story goes on, it becomes more and more dangerous. I really enjoyed the storyline and slowly finding out how the main character, Nicki, became the messenger/assistant to a demon.

The demon, Azmos, is very intimidating while Nicki is shy and reserved. We saw their dynamics between these two characters change as the story
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was ok

When Nicki was little, she was in a car accident that killed her mother. In order to live, she was given the option to take a job by a demon. Years later, she's now doing that job.

She's the demon's messenger.

It's her job to deliver sealed envelopes to whomever the demon wishes.

It starts as a rare assignment, maybe once a month. Then it started to be once a week. When it starts becoming a regular thing, Nicki starts to get curious about what she's
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Nicki finds herself employed by a tight lipped demon that expects her to jump regardless of time or day. Finding herself delivering mysterious envelopes to many people who while her showing up at their door with them, don't seem all that happy with her deliveries. Which for a teenage girl trying to finish high school is bad enough, but curiosity gets the best of her when one of these individuals tries to banish her with holy water and salt.

While she is busy helping her demon boss, her regular
C. Erani Kole
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: demons
I liked this. The beginning was easy to inhale and everything seemed really new and shiny, but as it began it's descend to the climax, I was left feeling a little unsatisfied. The main char was funny but sometimes I skimmed over her inner monologues; her thoughts and repeated rants did nothing for me and the only drama that stood out was an assumption that didn't even turn out to be true *sighs*.

The writing was good, I liked the char's voice and the people she interacted with. The plot, while
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Dannica Zulestin
May 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: freebie, did-not-ship
Perhaps this doesn't deserve one star but two. I may rethink this review later. I just can't think of anything I really liked, but it's not like I had high expectations and it was free on Kindle, so I'm not furious or anything.
The basics?
I was promised demons, grim setting, and slight romance (hopefully with chemistry but I never get my hopes high). But the setting was bland, the characters and romance blander, and the demon well-intentioned with a backstory that was never really fleshed out.
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2-review
Thank you Tori Centanni for the opportunity to read your book. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review LoP (Lovers of Paranormal).
Demon's Deadline was an easy and quick read. Although the story started off a little slow and mysterious it progressed into a riveting young adult story about Nicolette who is a messenger for a demon, Azmos, reclaiming the lives of people whose time has run out. I was able to connect with Nicolette seeing that she faced some struggles to include dealing
Raquel (Rocki)
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book
This was short and sweet. Azmos and Nicki kind of reminded me of Rachel and her own demon in The Hallows series. So of course I like Azmos and he seems to actually care about Nicki though that may come up in a future books. Her boyfriend right now is okay he seems understanding and cares for her only thing I didn't like about him is that he didn't talk to her for like 3 days when they were fighting I mean who does that? Also her friend Melissa thinks she is crazy I mean who needs friends like ...more
S.K. Gregory
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nicolette works for a demon delivering letters. She signed a contract after she was saved from a car accident. Despite how it affects her personal life, she continues to do her job, her boyfriend Cam being the only one who knows her secret.
A good first book in the series, Nicolette is a good character, trying to figure out who she is and what the future holds, while being caught in a strange situation. I would have liked the story to have a bit more action, but it was a good story and I will
Kristan Dawkins Ludlow
Pretty good read. Nice premise.

This is well written, in an easy to read language that flows naturally. The main character is easy to empathize with, and frankly kind of likable. I found that this book was not a page turner at first, it starts out kind of 'meh', but at the midpoint it does pick up. The last few chapters ARE exciting and when I finished the book I decided to get book 2. I would recommend it as a good "starter book" for someone new to supernatural fiction, younger, or used to IV
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Tori Centanni is a nerd girl and a recovering goth. She likes dark, quirky stories with elements of humor. When not reading or writing, she can be found baking, watching too much television, and wrangling cats. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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