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New York Times bestselling series!
It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer-and all hell is after her.
Of course that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work how dangerous could a little seduction be…?
Before I even get started on the review, I have to say you should run and grab it now. It is Free On Kindle at the time this was being posted.
I started this book and within the first few pages thought, I am going to love this. It’s fast moving, it’s fun, and there’s a feisty grandma, I mean really, who doesn’t like a feisty grandma? We got a lot of Lizzie’s personality right in those first few moments.
Then I got to a scene, still in the beginning (no spoilers, don’t worry, I hate spoilers), where Lizzie acts really out of what I have learned to be her character so far.
That bothered me.
That one scene continued to stay with me for the first quarter of the book. Just that one moment. That really was the only time she stepped out of what I felt the author was trying to portray as Lizzy. It did keep me on guard as I waited for more things like that.
Maybe it was intentional? Maybe when she started coming into her own at the moment, she gave us a little taste of what she was truly supposed to be like as a demon slayer? I don’t know.
Once I let my guard down, knowing there wasn’t going to be another big out of character moment that would leave me wondering if I was really going to like this book, I pretty much loved it. I’m still a bit iffy on the laboratory scene. I’m not sure that’s how I would picture this particular scenario, in fact I’m sure I wouldn’t, but it all gelled together. (Read it yourself and then tell me what you thought of that particular scene.) I think I actually would have liked a little bit more menacing evil in that one scene. Just up the fear a tad.
Seeing as this is the first in the series, I have high hopes for the next books, and I am definitely going find them all to read them.
I have to add, I want a griffin. I really think every girl needs their own personal Dimitri to protect, adore, and love them. I loved Dimitri and I loved the Red Skull ladies, and I really liked Lizzie, minus that one moment in the bathroom in the beginning of the book.
I’m definitely going to read the rest of the series just for Dimitri and grandma.
Thank you to NetGalley for sending me a copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer