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Demons by Heather Frost
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really liked it
bookshelves: paranormal

I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley to read and provide an honest review.

STOP! If you have not read the first book in this series, you will not understand this book at all. So, turn around, go back, get the first one and READ IT! Because you will not be disappointed!

Kate is not a normal teenager; she's a seer. She can see auras and she knows what people are feeling because of this. This also means she can tell the difference between Guardians and Demons. And her boyfriend, Patrick, he's far from "normal." He's immortal, and he's her protector. In this sequel to Seers (Seers #1), Kate and Patrick are on a mission to find out why Kate is the focus of the Demon Lord. And what they find is, well, not what they might expect at all.

Let's start with the cover, I love it. It so portrays Patrick, who is really the ultimate focus of this book. And once you read this book, you totally understand why the cover HAD to be this way. I love the blue color. However, this cover could be someone else, who will remain nameless so as not to spoil it!

The characters continue to be well developed and I really connected to them, wanting to go through the story with them. Certainly, the love between Kate and Patrick grows and blossoms into a real relationship. They go through a lot together in this book and that just serves to help solidify their relationship, making it even stronger. Kate is strong, even stronger than in the first book. And she's very determined, sometimes to her own detriment. I still love Toni and he remains my favorite character by far. He's funny and to the point. Nothing gets by him. He's snarky and smart and he totally steals the show! And Lee remains the ever present loyal friend. The extraneous characters kept me on my toes for sure. I also meet a few new characters in this book: Demons, the Demon Lord, and some new Seers. And people I didn't expect to have any abilities or even be present popped up and surprised me.

The storyline of this book is really great. It takes the Demon/Guardian/Seer relationship even further than I thought possible. There are so many plot twists and turns, I was not sure where I would end up, which kept me wanting to read to find out what happens. I do have to say the first half of the book is a little slower than I would have liked. There was a definite need for the build up, I just feel things were a bit repeated. And, while I understand having to recap the prior book a bit so people can remember what happened, I think it was a bit overdone. It took me longer to read this book than the first because of these facts. However, the book did tug on my emotions and captured my heart. I found myself crying many times, which I was not expecting at all. And of course I was laughing, as well, which certainly served to balance out everything that was happening. There is a ton of depth to this book which I was not expecting. The end certainly left me with a cliff hanger. It was intense and left me wanting the third book NOW.

As with the first book, I loved Heather's writing style. She certainly does not write like an author who is newly published. Her descriptions and clean, crisp and precise. Frost writes realistic characters. And there are many jaw dropping moments that have you wondering where the plot will even lead or if it can go anywhere at all. Frost helped me connect with this book in ways I did not think possible. This series is definitely on it's way to becoming one of my all time favorites! Awesome job Ms. Frost!

4 out of 5 stars from me.

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Reading Progress

September 5, 2012 – Shelved
September 14, 2012 – Shelved as: paranormal
September 14, 2012 –
43.0% "Ah, a little more about Patrick's "former life"."
September 14, 2012 –
September 18, 2012 –
11.0% "This is going a bit slower than I would like it to."
September 20, 2012 –
September 21, 2012 –
44.0% "This is going so much slower than I want it to. WHY????"
September 21, 2012 –
58.0% "Ok, it's starting to pick up...."
September 21, 2012 –
66.0% "and the plot thickens...honestly, I think it could have gotten to this a bit more quickly. Too much extraneous stuff."
September 21, 2012 –
76.0% "Want to finish but eyes are closing and must go to bed..."
Started Reading
September 22, 2012 –
September 22, 2012 – Finished Reading

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