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The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
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I went into this novel perhaps expecting a bit too much. I think I might have fallen in love with the gorgeous cover, and was waiting for a tour-de-force to knock me off my feet. The beginning introduction, an in media res glimpse at the world/monsters of the novel seemed to reinforce my notion: it was a genuinely creepy and intriguing way to introduce the reader to this world. Sadly, my hopes remained unfounded for the most part of the story, I will say I enjoyed this novel and had fun while reading it - I just never fell in love with it, nor the characters, nor the plot. Juliet Dark, an alias of the well-known author Carol Goodman, does a fine job of nearly all the elements in her premier foray into the supernatural/urban fantasy genre: I just never loved the story the way I wanted to. Set in Fairwick, New York, The Demon Lover is a first-person novel, told in the steady voice of associate professor twenty-six year old Cailleach "Callie" McFay (first quibble: "McFay"? Really? Obvious, much?) In Fairwick, as Callie quickly learns, the fae/faerie/brownies/vampires/incubi she believed to be entirely myth and legend are revealed as living, breathing, and often malicious beings.

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Reading Progress

July 31, 2011 – Shelved
September 28, 2011 – Started Reading
September 28, 2011 –
page 63
September 28, 2011 –
page 91
21.88% "I like this, but certain.. scenes... sketch me out FOR REAL."
September 28, 2011 –
page 159
September 29, 2011 –
page 195
September 29, 2011 –
page 264
September 29, 2011 –
page 302
September 29, 2011 – Finished Reading

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