Ok guys, I don't know yet if I want to do a weekly book review or what, but I read this one last weekend and wanted to share it with you all. I also figured it fit in well with Halloween being in October and everything. :D I found Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher for free to download on my Kindle. If you've got one, you can download it by clicking here.
I've always loved fairy tales and now I love all kinds of supernatural novels. Obviously Demon Girl is among them. Set in a post apocalyptic type world, humans live in small pockets of civilization while demons roam free. Abandoned as a baby, Rae's lucky enough to have lived long enough to be chosen to be a Disciple. She's training to be a Cleric, responsible for keeping the decimated human population safe from demons. One morning, life as she knows it changes forever. Suddenly finding herself out to be a demon in disguise (I'm not giving anything away here, it *is* called Demon Girl) and caught between not only a fairy and a vampire, but also a fairy civil war, Rae is not equipped to handle her new found abilities or the choices that are thrust upon her. She certainly isn't the smartest heroine I've been introduced to, but she's honest and determined to save everyone from everything.
Fletcher has created an intricate story, and characters with very different motivations. She's written a story that moves along quickly, but not too quickly that you get lost trying to keep up. As it's written from Rae's point of view you are thrust into a new world trying to figure things out just as she is. There are some twists and turns that take Rae by surprise that sometimes seemed obvious to me, but she's dealing with lots of new emotions so I didn't have too much trouble overlooking those.
All in all I found it to be a very good read, and definitely a good beginning of a trilogy. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment: Demon Day, which is also now available on the Kindle.
*I was not approached to do this review by anyone nor was I compensated in any way. This is just my opinion.