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Preview — Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
*WARNING* I use what might be considered offensive language in this review, buyer beware.
Glamour starts with Rae, a super awesome fast runner, absolutely gorgeous, better at everything than everyone, chick who is studying to kill demons. She breaks out of the protective walls through a hole that mysteriously appeared right in front of her (umm ok.) and takes a run in the woods, where demons and evil stuff lives.
Sounds like a plan.
After ru ...more
The mortal enemy of this novel, and this storyline (which still has potential) was apparently time. It was rushed. It was all rushed. The 40% I read all took place within a few hours. A few hours. And it was painfully ...more
Rae you Floozy! You are the epitome of everything I despise in a female protagonist! You are stupid, so very stupid and I honestly believe you have a mental condition that prevents you from keeping your hormones in check whenever yo ...more
Ya know how sometimes, particularly when you're talking excitedly, your words get ahead of your brain? I ...more
I found the ...more
I had asked some friends of mine on Twitter what indie books I should give a try since I've been on the search for the best ones. I should not have listened to my niece. She is 14. She liked this book.
You know what? I liked this book too. I had seen the bad reviews on here which didn't deter me [they never do]. It made me want to see just what was the problem with Demon Girl.
Grammar. Edting. I used to work as a copywriter for a magazine in Toronto. No ...more
First let me state that this is a Young Adult Read and that this is usually not my type of read so the rating in my opinion may be off for some of the younger groups. My rating is 2 Stars but am rounding up to a 3 Star.
Definitely a book full of the dark side of paranormal! The author has created a world filled with Demon Fairies, Vampires, Voodoo Witch Magic and Humans strive to co-exist. If you like the brutal savagery sacrifice of innocent huma ...more
This is a book I read when I first got my Kindle and was one-clicking freebies and cheap books (we all go through that initial giddy phase - or do we ever really leave it?). At the time, I quite liked this. No, it's not perfect, and I might not even like it anymore if I were to do a re-read. I guess my standards were lower then, but I think this is around the time I discovered Twilight (yes, I was a late bloomer), My Blood Approves, and the Sookie Stackhouse books and ...more
3 stars (More realistically around 3.5. It got better as it went on so I expect the next one, or may be the third one due to the sophomore slump, will be even better.)
Plot vs. Post-apocalyptic Earth.
The Penelope Fletcher’s vision of post-apocalyptic Earth where humans lived in walled fortresses and struggled to kee ...more
I admit, I liked the triangle. I do love a good angsty love triangle. Given everything that has happened, I don't blame Rae for ...more
DNF @ 18%
I'm incredibly disappointed by this one. I went into this expecting to have a lot of fun. I knew this wasn't going to be a ground breaking novel, but I at least expected it to be decent. This was painful. In the 18% that I read, I felt as if I lost several brain cells and my common sense had been tossed out the window. The writing is atrocious and cringe inducing. Descriptions like "lightening dark" are used to describe the sky. I'm aware that Penelope Fletch...more
I will start with the writing.
It was very well written. I LOVE good first person narratives. They are hard to do, but if you ace it the way Fletcher has, then it is AMAZING. Being in Rae's head the whole time is great. It was funny, entertaining, and the language used was fantastic. For example:
"I was pissed, tired, had a full bladder and an empty stomach, and he was making it worse."
I laughed ou ...more
The MC and her special-snowflake- ...more
Secondly, I gave this book 3 stars and maybe it only deserves 2, but I did enjoy it. The characters were vastly underdeveloped, and the relationships between them were unreliable and unrealistic (at best). I know those of you out there are thinking "It's a FANTAS ...more
Originally released in 2010 the ebook is currently being re-edited (praise be to the gods of writing). The new edition, with a shinny new cover and re-titled Glamour, is due for release at the end of March 2012.
This review is in response to the 2010 version.
What it's about
On a post-apocalyptic eart ...more
WHAT I WAS NEUTRAL ABOUT
The lead character of Rae is very flighty, impulsive, and passionate. Her history, life situation, and the revelations of her heritage all made perfect sense for a complex character. The thing is...Rae isn't that complex. Basically when offered option A-The Right Choice or Option B-The Wrong Choice, you know R ...more
1. I'm going to say it, and i truly mean it, Enough with the goddamn Twilight Love Triangle destiny rubbish, good god it has been done to death, and it is so unrealistic, and i am saying that about a fantasy book. It is terible, "oh he is my destiny, nothing could ever come between us" "Oh wait i have such a connection with this other guy" please enough!
2. Things happened so quickly, Their fighting, then the enemies are fighting together, ...more
The grammar is atrocious, misspellings, fragmented sentences, you name it. It is in need of some serious editing. The world building is practically non-existent up until this point and not much of anything makes sense other than they must be in some sort of post-apocalytpic world where demons have taken over and humans are protected by other highly trained humans called Clerics in some sort ...more
1. Spelling and grammatical errors. Also errors with the format of the book. Some paragraphs were spaced out and just looked really weird and confusing. When there should have been a "where" there was a were. Totally different words with completely different meanings.
2. Rae, the main character is more wishy washy than Bella from Twilight. Of course there ...more
One thing that s ...more
Rae, main character of this book learns that she is not a human. Great, so we should all be prepared for information and truth and character building into the demon that she is right? Wrong. I kept readin ...more
Debuting at twenty two years old in 2010 with young adult fantasy Glamour, Penelope predominantly writes romance novels with ...more