Monday, April 25, 2016

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Unabridged Audio Book
This past weekend, I finished listening to the unabridged audio version of The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox and narrated by Tavia Gilbert. Listening time for the The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox is 9 hours, 24 minutes.

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox is the first novel in the paranormal/fantasy 'Demon Slayer' series.

Paranormal/fantasy novels are normally ones I do not gravitate towards all that frequently. This year, however, I have been listening to or reading paranormal novels more than usual (it seems) for me.

After reading the plot summary for The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox, it captured my attention. So, I decided to download this novel from Audible. The narrator, Tavia Gilbert, is really good and the premise of The Accidental Demon Slayer seemed like a good one... But after listening to The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox, I was pretty let down... The novel just didn't do it for me. 

So what didn't I like about The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox? Where should I even begin? 

* The leading character, Lizzie Brown, is really wishy-washy, which is annoying. She seems to lack confidence one moment and then the next moment she's bursting with confidence, which sometimes seems like misplaced confidence. Lizzie appears to be overconfident for reasons that are naive on her part at times.

* Lizzie's talking dog, Pirate, is annoying... Pirate is very, very annoying!

*The entire paranormal demon, witch coven, griffin thing is so unbelievable and unconvincing that it wasn't worth reading about. The author didn't capture my attention or my interest in the paranormal events she wrote about in her novel at all. The storyline and plot weren't that great overall. I almost gave up listening to this novel several times.

* Lizzie was given up for adoption at birth. On her 30th birthday, Lizzie is reunited with her biological grandmother, who happens to be a witch. Lizzie and her grandmother essentially have an 'instant' relationship from the get go that seems unbelievable. Lizzie meets the rest of the coven of witches her grandmother is part of and Lizzie couldn't be more different from this strange group of witches if she tried.

* Lizzie even meets her biological mother during the course of the novel and that was an odd/random event that happened for no reason that I could see.

The only thing that was even remotely good/entertaining in The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox was the 'love scene' between Lizzie and Dimitri Kallinikos (the handsome shape-shifting griffin)... Otherwise, The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox was a complete waste of my time.

The following is the publisher's summary for The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox, which I found on Audible:
A New York Times best seller!
It's never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown that's just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she's seen it all Lizzie learns she's a demon slayer-and all hell is after her. Of course that's not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you've never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn't work how dangerous could a little seduction be?
I am giving The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox a rating of 1 stars out of 5 stars. Needless to say, I will not continue reading the rest of the 'Demon Slayer' series by Angie Fox.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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