Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Book Review: Demons by Heather Frost (Whitney Finalist)
Author: Heather Frost
Enjoyment Rating: **
This book would be rated: PG
In the last year, Kate has learned that she's no ordinary teenager. She's a seer- which means that she can see the emotions of the people around her. This ability places her at risk, so she has an immortal guardian, Patrick, to protect her. In the last book, they also fell in love. And in this book, they have a lot of work to do, because the Demon Lord is after Kate, and Patrick has learned that he might not be as immortal as everyone previously thought.
This is my final review in the Youth Speculative category. I spent a lot of time in some of the other reviews complaining about the lack of back story in the speculative books in general, and I am happy to say that Demons had plenty of back story. In fact, it had lots and lots and lots of story. That might be a great thing for a reader who eagerly gobbled up Seers and who has an appreciation for the relationship between Patrick and Kate and wants the story to last as long as possible. For me, the book was 432 pages without a lot of action until the last 75. I can't tell you how many times I fell asleep while reading it. I think that if Frost cut to the action a little sooner (while keeping some of the back story) and focused less on the set details of what people are wearing and what things look like, she might have better luck picking up readers with the second book in this series.