Monday, November 1, 2010

Michelle Rowen's The Demon in Me

Since my reviews have seemed like such downers lately, I figured I’d get November started out on a positive note. I discovered Michelle Rowen’s The Demon in Me while browsing a book site that asked me to rate books and it recommended books... I rated another of Michelle’s books and it brought up The Demon in Me, which I had never even heard of, so I requested it from my local library and, since I read books in the order in which they are due to the library, I got to read it as soon as I picked it up.  

Insecure of her psychic abilities, poor Eden Riley lives a lonely life as part owner of a dismally failing detective agency and sometimes police physic. While out on what could very well be her last police case she finds a serial killer... and promptly gets possessed by arguably the hottest demon evah. Yum.

Darrak of the demony hotness, was cursed by a witch to be bodiless (not her intention) for eternity, hopping from host to host as they were killed/committed suicide, whichever came first, but always within a year at most.

Bonus, to the whole being possessed by Hottie McDemon and yet sadly, going to perish within the year situation - because of Eden’s physicness Darrak can take bodily form during daylight hours (thus the whole knowing he’s sex on a stick). Darrak and Eden set out to try and separate, exorcists are called in, experiments are conducted... all very entertaining.  

During the evening hours Darrak is still around, he’s just back inside Eden’s body (dirty, I know), I absolutely love when characters talk to themselves, fight with themselves, etc within earshot of others who are unaware that there is actually someone else cohabitating inside their head. Makes me giggle. Darrak tagging along on Eden’s date with Detective Ben “Handsome” Hansom (who I felt bad that I liked at the beginning of the book by the end of it) was a scene I felt she could have done more with, but Rowen packed so much hilarity into it that more would have probably been overkill. I’ll admit to laughing through 99% of this book, and yeah, I’ll admit to laughing at some parts that I’m not entirely sure were meant to be funny, but I do love me some good crazy exorcists.

The set up is there for the next book (Something Wicked), the Malleus are looking to be even more creeptastic than they were in this book, the whole Eden/Darrak soul-killing love thing is kind of sad... and yet I’m looking forward to it because I know it’ll be a thoroughly funny and entertaining ride.
And I’m only #20 (I started as #120, so there has been progress) on the library’s waiting list for Something Wicked.

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