Sunday, August 2, 2009

Carpe Demon

Even the title of the book made me grin when I saw it in the bookstore. Carpe Demon by Julie Kenner was an awesome book.

I picked it up on a whim yesterday while I was at the bookstore. I had a gift card, and I figured, why not? It sounded interesting - one of the reviews described it as what would have happened if Buffy grew up, retired, and didn't tell anyone that she used to be a vampire slayer. I'm a Buffy fan, so I was intrigued.

The MC, Kate Connor, is a very believable character, despite all of the demon-hunting stuff going on in her life. And snarky! I love the snark and the sarcasm. I'm not generally a fan of novels written in first person, but I liked this one. It really felt like Kate was telling me her story.

I can't decide if this is a good thing, but it's the first book of a series... Hmm... Because I totally need another series to get hooked on, right? However, this book has a definite ending, and it looks like the next one is a different adventure. I'll probably pick up the next one in a month or so, and hopefully, it will also have an ending, so I don't have to rush right out and get the next. I think the fourth one in the series is still in trade size, so I'll have to wait a bit for it to come out in the same format, and I hate waiting when the story isn't over.

So if you're looking for a good, funny, demon-slaying story, go read Carpe Demon!

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