The Accidental Demon Slayer
Angie Fox
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The Accidental Demon Slayer
Angie Fox
Love Spell
292 pages
July 2008
rated 3 of 5 possible stars

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Lizzie Brown is an ordinary, quiet woman who works at a nursery school and whose companion is a small terrier, Pirate. Then, on the eve of her twenty-eighth birthday, her world is turned upside down. Her grandmother appears and tells her that she's a demon slayer, then she discovers an ancient demon in her toilet - and things go on from there. Along her journey to rescue her grandmother and to defeat a demon, she teams up with a Griffin, Dimitri Kallinikos, a bunch of weird witches, and even some werewolves. Can Lizzie learn enough to keep herself and those she loves safe? Can she trust those around her?

The author's writing style in The Accidental Demon Slayer is pretty relentless, with non-stop action, a whole host of absurd characters and occasional amusing asides. Lizzie's Grandma Gertie seems reminiscent of Grandma Mazur in the Stephanie Plum series, and most of the other characters aren't that well delineated, including Lizzie herself. As a reader I felt lost most of the time, never quite knowing what was going on and wondering how Lizzie was adjusting so quickly to such random events.

There's a romance tacked onto the story, but the author seems to be aiming more for quirky characters and dodgy spells. I actually found it quite hard to get through this book due to its disjointedness, and the lack of flow and coherent direction most of the time makes it rather disappointing.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Helen Hancox, 2008

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