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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

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Publisher: Love Spell
Publication Year: 2008
ISBN: 0505527693
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 292

Place(s) Traveled to: Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; Yazoo River, Mississippi

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox is the start of a new series starring Lizzie Brown, pre-school teacher. Lizzie has a neat orderly life filled with plans and lists but on the night of her 30th birthday her entire world gets turned upside down when her long-lost biker grandma roars into town. Shortly after Gertie arrives, a demon appears in her bathroom, her dog (a Jack Russell named Pirate) starts talking and the life that she has always known goes up in a flash. For Lizzie is a Demon Slayer and she’s been lost to those who would train her and now she has only a few days to learn everything in order to prevent a very bad demon from breaking out of hell.

As the first book in a series this novel had some flaws. There was much that was never explained even though various characters all promised to tell Lizzie “later”. Lizzie herself also became annoying at times and I kept yelling at her to stop being a doormat to those around her and stand up for herself! And need I mention the Smucker’s jars? But while there were flaws there was also promise. The writing flowed well and the dialogue was realistic (for the most part). And I loved Pirate the dog! I’ve read some reviews that find Pirate to be an annoying ‘character’ but I loved him. Fox gave him a believable voice and one that is very fitting to what I know of Jack Russells. Lizzie herself also shows some promise and I look forward to reading about her future adventures in The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers.