THE GOOD DEMON, by Jimmy Cajoleas, Amulet Books/Abrams


True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl’s exorcism—and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon

Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encounter with the son of the preacher who exorcised her, Clare goes on an adventure through the dark underbelly of her small Southern town, discovering its deep-seated occult roots. As she searches for Her, she must question the fine lines between good and evil, love and hate, and religion and free will. Vivid and sharp, The Good Demon tells the unusual story of friendship amid dark Gothic horror.

Out September 2018


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Love the cover; I hope they use it!

So… can ugly be beautiful? And can evil be good? I suppose it depends on the writing and in this case… BANG! Well done!  I loved the premise, very original and well plotted.  This story didn’t creep me out, per sey, but I did devour the pages long into the early morning.

The protagonist was developed well, what a bizarre take on possession… “Her” was strange and delightfully twisted, and I wanted to know more.  This is where I could have used more backstory. The romance was handled well and was just enough for me, any more and I wouldn’t have liked it.

The book should appeal to a more older young adult crowd. A great concept and one I know will do well come September!

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