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Personal Demons

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“YOU ARE A FOOL. I SHOULD TERMINATE YOU NOW TO SAVE YOU THE TROUBLE OF DYING LATER.”

Deadly with a knife and skilled in hand-to-hand combat, nineteen-year-old Sarah Mathis is far from normal, despite her efforts to be so. Trained from youth to battle the paranoid imaginations of her father, she pushes into society after a lifetime of isolation, only to learn that a supernat
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Faith (BookSelf ~ You Are What You Read)
I received a digital review copy from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is in no way influenced by the author, publisher, or distributor.

When I was 13, I wrote a book. It was basically just a copy of the Vampire Diaries, but I thought it was excellent at the time, with brooding attractive bad boys, and a boring, quick to overreaction brunette protagonist. I didn't try to get it published though. I didn't write a trilogy. I realized that my crappy, cliché story was j
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Kira Simion
May 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, alt-r2r
Actual review:

3.5 stars, but subject to change (rounded down. Stewed).

I received an eARC from Xpresso Book Tours. This in no way impacts my opinion and I make this review of my own volition.

First, the blurb was on point. Personal demons being both mental demons and tangible ones? I loved the cleverness because even the physical demons could be mental ones if she ends up having a mental disorder, so double cleverness. Sadly I was the only one with that idea. Sighs.

The character starts out intere
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Shelley
*Source* Xpresso Book Tours
*Genre* Young Adult / Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5

*Thoughts*

Personal Demons, by author Rachel A. Collett, is the first installment in the author's Personal Demons trilogy. As the story opens, 19-year old protagonist Sarah Mathis has suffered a devastating loss of someone who was the first person to ever love Sarah outside of her parents. She has two friends, Laith and Elisa, who she has the same course in college with. What makes Sarah different? She has very vivid dreams. D
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Giselle
Apr 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Tina
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah lives a very guarded life by her over protective father. Moving from town to town all her life, she has been home schooled and hidden away at home. Never allowed to live in any one place long enough to make and keep friends. Until she finally tells her father, she is tired of moving and wants to try college life, and meet new people. After a bad accident that takes away her boy friend, she is devastated and starts to feel lonely again. Some friends from one of her college classes appears t ...more
Charlene
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never read an angel vs. demon book before, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed this one. The author does a great job creating characters and letting the reader into the main character's mind and emotional state. I felt connected to the main character, and I was on the journey right along with her.
Tina
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah lives a very guarded life by her over protective father. Moving from town to town all her life, she has been home schooled and hidden away at home. Never allowed to live in any one place long enough to make and keep friends. Until she finally tells her father, she is tired of moving and wants to try college life, and meet new people. After a bad accident that takes away her boy friend, she is devastated and starts to feel lonely again. Some friends from one of her college classes appears t ...more
Rohndia Bretz
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh l loved. Every time I read it I notice something new.
T.K. Thompson
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It kept me engaged the entire time. I was asking questions left and right trying to figure it out. I usually can predict down to the T what will happen. I liked the real consequences that happen in the book. I definitely wanted more! And I'm glad she is doing a sequel.
Scott Sammons
Not bad at all!

The romance in this book was very weak. Dialogue was interchangeable between characters, and that world-building confusing and lacked sufficient hook to have me enthraheartto

Now for the good parts, there are plenty of engaging characters, and the overarching plotlines show a studied skill in story telling. It was like being lead through a strange town by an elderly guide who had been away the region for many years. While there was no certainty where we were going the authors confi
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Rohndia
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book! Couldn't put it down. So interesting can't wait to see what happens next.
Marjie
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Great very enjoyable read! action and left me wanting more! CAN'T wait till the next one! when is it coming out?
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Sarah has never fit in, always moving place to place with no friends, only her protective father to keep her company. So when she met and clicked with Ian, she finally knew what she was missing- that is until he was taken away from her in a car accident. Ian's death ended up causing Sarah to questions everything about her life, her life that has been full of secrets, lies and vivid dreams that seem more real than dream like. When Ian comes to visit her in a dream, he tells her that it is time fo ...more
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