Sunday, January 17, 2010

Review: The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

Demon slaying powers should come with an instruction book …

Seriously. Why does a new hair dryer have a twelve-page how-to manual, but when it comes to ancient demon-fighting hocus-pocus, my biker witch granny gives me just half a dozen switch stars and a rah-rah speech? Oh, and a talking terrier, but that’s another story. It’s not like my job as a preschool teacher prepared me for this kind of thing.

So I’ve decided to write my own manual, The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers, because no one tells me anything. Dimitri, my “protector,” may be one stud of a shape-shifting griffin, but he always thinks he can handle everything by himself. Only he’s no match for the soul-stealing succubi taking over Las Vegas. If I can’t figure out how to save him – and Sin City – there’ll be hell to pay. (summary from author's site)

Follow this link to read chapter one. 

My thoughts...Book 2 of Angie Fox's Demon Slaying series takes readers on a magical tour of Sin City.  This time she is up against a Succubus who has stolen her Fairy Godfather.  All of my favorite characters were there including The Biker Witch gang, Dimitri and little Pirate. I saw a different side of Dimitri in this book, he was very vulnerable.  Lizzy definitely grew into her black slayer books and her powers. 

The plot was fun, and it taught the readers more about the mysteries of Fox's magical world.  I enjoyed meeting several new paranormal creatures.  The new setting in this book left the story wide open for some crazy adventures.  The story flowed nicely and it was an easy, fun read.   This book was full of excitement, but like the first one it had a dark side too. I was actually scared in some parts of the story.

The cons...Hmmm, one of my favorite parts of these stories is the Biker Witch Gang and their antics.  They didn't start flinging spell jars until the end of the book, I missed them. 

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this second book in the Accidental Slayer series.  I can't wait to jump right into the next book in the series. 

Cover LOVE?  I like this cover too.  Pirate looks lovable and I like the shot with her Harley.

The Accidental Demon Slayer series reading order:
1. The Accidental Demon Slayer (2008)
2. The Dangerous Book For Demon Slayers (2009)
3. A Tale of Two Demon Slayers (January 26, 2010)

For more information about Angie and her books, visit her site or her blog.

If you liked this book, you may also enjoy:
1. A Tale Of Two Demon Slayers by Angie Fox
2. Kitty and The Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn
3. The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay


Angela said...

I'm going to have to double check and make sure I really did put this series on the 'to read' list. It sounds really good!

Lea said...

Ha, this sounds like a fun series. Thanks for the review! :D

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