{Effie Reviews} Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

Posted July 4, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Reviews} Demonic Dora by Claire Chilton

Demonic Dora

by Claire Chilton
Series: The Demon Diaries #1
Published on June 30th, 2013
by Smashwords
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Gothic Horror
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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She's finally managed to summon her first demon...

Dora Carridine is trying to summon a demon, but she's not very good at Latin and nothing ever works out the way she plans.

Her life is fraught with weekly exorcisms and having to watch her father’s fire and brimstone TV show every Sunday. So when Dora finally succeeds in summoning an incompetent demon lord, she’s absolutely delighted when all Hell breaks loose.

She thought summoning a sexy demon lord would be the answer to all of her problems, but her problems are only just beginning when her zealot parents try to burn her at the stake, and Dora is left with only one option—to escape and follow her demon straight into Hell.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

Okay I have been laughing my ass off for the last few hours reading this book. Hell I almost dropped my laptop because I was laughing so hard. I don’t give a [bleep] what everyone else says, this book is funny as hell and I liked reading it, so there! Though I can admit that this book will not be for everyone. So I should warn people, there will be excessive CUSSING, if this bothers you then DON’T read this book. If it doesn’t bother you and you like cussing and dark comedy. This book is defnitely for you.

So the book is basically about Dora who has extremely religious parents, who are psycho enough to believe she is at first possessed by a demon, then a demon worshipper and at last they believe she’s a witch and turn everyone against her, so they can actually burn her alive like the witches in the Dark Ages. Yeah … those are some messed up parents, if you ask me. Moving on, the reason her parents believe all that is because for once in her life Dora has succesfully summoned a Demon. A Demon named Kieron, who is one horny, naive and weird dumbass but I still like him. So after the disaster of her almost being burned alive, Kieron takes Dora back to Hell with him. While staying with him, Dora learns what it takes to be a citizen of Hell (well for now anyway), she goes to school (and seriously what’s with the that teacher constantly wanting to kill his students?), goes to family BBQs (OMG I couldn’t stop laughing when I read about Kieron’s grandmother, talk about being scarred for life) and of course she get signed up to do the Jugdement Day tests, which would have been more amusing if the author had given a little bit more background information on it.

The characters are funny. Dora is quite foul-mouthed at times, but then again that’s what I like about her. She’s nothing like your average heroine. She’s sarcastic, bubbly, sometimes quite selfish and evil. Yeah … definitely evil. And then there Kieron, I like him he’s funny, naive, a bit of an idiot but sweet and cute at the same time. Oh and Pooey, I like Pooey, Dora’s pet that she won at the fair. He has major self-esteem issues and complains a lot but he cracks me. And the way I picture him, he’s totally huggable.

All in all it’s not a bad book. Yes, there are some editing flaws and yes I did notice some lack of an actual plot. But seeing as it isn’t everyday I get to laugh so hard that I nearly peed my pants, I believe this book deserves the 3 stars I gave it.


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