Posts Tagged ‘Demon’

The DemonologistAfter a lot of YA fiction and vampire myths I wanted to read a real horror novel. Horror is one of my favorite genres,  even though I usually have trouble sleeping at night after reading too much of horror I am kind of sucker for them. I picked up this book by Andrew Pyper ”The Demonologist” looking at the title. Sadly, this isn’t scary, and the purpose goes unfulfilled here. This book had real promise but somehow it missed to deliver it. It may work good as a horror movie with lot of scary sound effect and creepy graphics but as a book it failed to deliver the horror. Some of the scenes were disturbing and frightening but most of the time it was just boring. I felt the main character, Professor David Ullman miraculously figuring out the next step in his adversary’s plan was kind of too much to take in.

David Ullman is a Columbia scholar who has devoted his life to studying Milton’s Paradise Lost despite being an atheist. His personal life is a mess, his wife is having affair and there is a lot going with his daughter. When he is approached by a mysterious woman to jet off on an all-expense-paid trip to Italy to play witness to an event, he jumps on the chance to flee his failing marriage and get away with his daughter, Tess. But things don’t go as planned, and when Tess seemingly commits suicide he can’t belive that she is dead. David is off on a whirlwind adventure to get her back. Will he succeed in adventure by blindly following some clues? What is this even he witnessed, that changed his entire life?

My rating: 2 out of 5. I believe it is hard to write horror novels, all a reader wants is a good scare but that is hard to come.  I would have liked if this was a short story, the character development seemed very forced and I felt that the story was bit dragging.

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Edge of End **I was given a free electronic version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I am a big fan of fantasy and when I saw that this book had a hero with memory loss who was trapped in an unknown town, I had to dive into this. Looking at the synopsis I couldn’t resist reading it. I enjoyed reading this book and the characters are easy to relate to.

Jonathan wakes up in an unknown place, memories wiped from his head. When he heads deep into the town nearby, he experiences strange things.  In a town of nothingness where there is nothing but emptiness, he tries to find out who he is and where he has come from. But soon he realizes the danger and evil dwelling beneath the calm town. There is something in this seemingly dead town seeking fresh souls. With the newly found hope after meeting a female resident -Elizabeth, will he succeed in his journey?

Mystery, amnesia and soul sucking demons wow! give me more. This story is unusual and fresh. My rating : 3.5 Other than too much of chasing and escaping (which I felt a bit of repetitive and boring) everything was interesting. I would definitely read more books from this author to know more about his writing.

City of BonesCity of Bones is the first book in the series- ”The Mortal Instruments”. A book about paranormal things and has angel and demon concept. I liked reading this book even though I have read many negative reviews about this I just can’t hate this book. But I don’t love this book either. Its just that I enjoyed reading this book and I gave 3 out of 5 which means I liked it 🙂

Now about the story- fifteen-year-old Clary Fray can see things which others can’t see, like a murder committed in the middle of a club where 3 teenagers wit tattoos kill this silver haired guy but she can’t call police because no one can see it and the body is disappeared into thin air. This is her first meeting with Shadow hunters, with in 2 hours Clary’s life is filled with them as only they can help find her mom. Jace is this angel looking shadow hunter who rescues her and with whom she falls in love with. There is a childhood friend of her Simon who is ready to do anything for her because he loves her. But why demons would be interested in ordinary teenage girl? Why was she given this sight to see demons and shadow hunters? Is she special or just a girl who somehow got unlucky and got this special sight?

The movie adaptation of this novel is released recently and as usual book was better than movie. While reading the book entire time I wanted Jace and Clary to be together and while watching movie I was like Simon looks better than Jace. I don’t understand Jace is supposed to be hot, not Simon and  Isabelle is supposed to be way hotter than Clary. Casting of the movie is sure screwed up.