Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Demon Catchers of Milan (The Demon Catchers of Milan #1) by Kat Beyer

The Demon Catchers of Milan
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Mia's ordinary life is disrupted in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon--and only saved by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins Emilio and Giuliano say the only way to keep her safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever, in this stunningly well-written novel about an American girl who, fleeing an ancient evil, finds her only salvation in her ancestral home.

The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

The Demon Catchers of MilanThis was an okay story, but I didn’t think it was explained very well.

I didn’t really get what Mia was on about half the time in this book. She babbled about stuff that we didn’t really need to know, and then when things were actually happening that needed explaining, we got nothing. Was Mia actually possessed? Where those things she was talking to spirits? Who knows.

The storyline again wasn’t explained well, I didn’t really understand how or why they trapped demons in candles of all things, or why they then left said demon candles lying around in their shop where anyone could get hold of them? I also didn’t understand what the whole Mia having a demon was about, or why it only attacked her when she went outside? And why was it her demon anyway? And why did it then go after people other than her? Seriously confusing.

There was a tiny touch of romance, but not a lot really, and I found the ending a little strange, and again, not explained well. I can only hope that the sequel will be better.
6.25 out of 10

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