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The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox

June 8th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I got this one through Shelf Awareness and give it a 3 out of 5 stars.

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.

This book was funny and kept moving at a good pace but I can’t say I loved it.  I did not read the first book in the series (and it did not feel like you had to) but I am not sure if that made a difference.  Lizzie’s grandmother cracked me up and I loved her dog, Pirate!    Lizzie is one of those perfect good girls who has never gotten a ticket and not even an over due library book fine but she needs to learn how to kick some major butt fast as she tries to rescue her uncle from a succubi.  Then she finds out it’s worse than she thought when the number of succubi in Las Vegas is higher than the 6 the Department of Intramagical Procedures estimates, much higher.  So not only does she have to rescue her uncle and then her super hot griffin boyfriend, but she also has to prevent the succubi from unleashing all of demon-hood on the world.  Definitely a fun book to read but not one I would rate as a “I could not put it down” book.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Romance

2 Responses

  1. Belle

    It’s got a great title. It does sound like a fun quick kind of read rather than one that you can’t put down.

  2. dsuzuki

    Yeah, it was the title that grabbed me which is funny because it’s usually the book covers that grab me. I thought this cover was a little cheesy :)

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