Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Rae Wilder has problems. Supernatural creatures swarm the earth, and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Stalked by a handsome fairy who claims she is like him, demonkind, Rae thinks maybe it was a mistake breaking the rules by going over the Wall into demon territory. Plunged into a world of dark magics, fierce creatures, and ritual sacrifice, she is charged with a guarding a magical amulet. The changes to her mind and body are startling, but rather than accept her purpose she struggles against who she is destined to be. Throw in a big lust for a vampire who can't keep his hands off her, and life starts to get complicated. Rae is forced to make the ultimate choice: to live and die human, or embrace her birth-right and wield magics that could turn her into something wicked, a force of nature nothing can control.
The first few pages are slow but it does pick up somewhat. The writing style drew me in right away despite some odd phrasing and missing punctuation. However, that's what kept me from fully enjoying the story, as well. It's jarring and awkward in the descriptions, taking away from the action and the flow. The main character spends a lot of time thinking and considering, and her observations are not conveyed very well either. I found it difficult to keep focused and, ultimately, went searching for something more interesting.
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