The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers - By Angie Fox *Review* #COYER

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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.

The premise for this book is promising but it doesn't quite deliver. It has all the parts for a great book yet the slapstick humour doesn't resound. Fox writes similarly to Janet Evanovich which is a positive but maybe I've grown sick of it. Lizzie is a well meaning character but to me she came across as disorganised and self centered. Demtri seems like a great guy for the few moments he appears but otherwise is significantly absent. I admit I've just started the series but what I've read hasn't drawn me in for more.

I didn't find the jokes particularly funny and the storyline was slightly dull. I ended up skipping a few pages to get to the end which didn't amount to much because everything still made sense. It's not a horrible book but it doesn't have much pizzazz or spark for me. I won't be picking up the next book in the series but others have had good things to say about it so it may appeal to you. Give it a go if you love Stephanie Plum and wouldn't mind a paranormal twist or Grandma Mazur in a motorcycle gang.

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Angie Fox is the New York Times bestselling author of several books about vampires, werewolves
and things that go bump in the night. She is best known for her Accidental Demon Slayer urban fantasy series. She is also writing a series about a group of paranormal MASH surgeons. 

Angie claims that researching her stories can be just as much fun as writing them. In the name of fact-finding, Angie has ridden with Harley biker gangs, explored the tunnels underneath Hoover Dam and found an interesting recipe for Mamma Coalpot’s Southern Skunk Surprise (she’s still trying to get her courage up to try it).

Angie earned a Journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She worked in television news and then in advertising before beginning her career as an author. 

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  1. I've also got this book on my ereader but not got round to reading it, I must admit it has just dropped further down the pile I might get to it someday.

  2. This series has been on my radar for a while now but I haven't gotten to it just yet. The covers remind me of Katie MacAllister's Aisling Grey series which is on the lighter side of paranormal romance (I totally recommend those). Sorry it didn't deliver. I try to wait until book 2 of a series to make up my mind, sometimes the first one is a dud but the second book is awesome.

  3. Bummer :( Sorry it didn't work for you! Great review!