Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Demon Whisperer by Tawny Stokes
Awake after a year-long coma, where he literally spent in hell, Caden Butcher, 17, developed a special power. He can speak to demons in their own language. This new trick helps him take over the family exorcism business, from his broken alcoholic father. Having to take care of the finances, Caden makes a decent income getting rid of demons. He’s known as the young whiz-kid exorcist to the stars, obtaining most of his work in Hollywood. But what others don't know is the exorcisms are all staged with the help of his best buddy, a demon he met in hell named Dantalion (Dan).
When an exorcism goes wrong, Caden discovers the demon inside a teen girl is not the run of the mill malicious entity but an adversary from down under who is hell bent on Caden’s destruction. The International Order of Exorcists, an organization that tolerates Caden at best because of his respected father, starts their own investigation because of his screw up.
Now with the help of his demon buddy, and Caden’s girlfriend Aspen Spencer, a skilled necromancer, Caden must track down the rogue demon before he can expose Caden as a fraud and destroy everything that matters to him in his life, ending his reign as the one and only Demon Whisperer.
Very intriguing story and I liked the idea of the whole reality/Hollywood scene being involved. I have only read one other book that involved that kind of concept. There is a very creative mixture of diffferent characters that are appealing and not overwhelming.
My favorite character was Aspen, even though Caden is not so bad either. He is struggling to figure out his future as well that transition between teen and adult. The twist that he had been in a coma for a year, lived among the demons and now uses their language against them (in a way) was a fun twist. There is some humor and sarcasim in his attidude.
Opening Paragraph " The skin on Alan Bigby's pock-marked face rippled as if something was alive underneath it. Something big and bad and nasty wanted out to rip something apart. Unnatural black veins popped out on his forehead and temples as he bucked and writhed against the iron shackels chaining him to the chair The fat rolls of his enormous ass hung over the sides and jiggled with each spasm. If it had been under different circumstance I would've laughed at that."
If you have read Static by this author than you will enjoy this book as well. She has a way with grabbing the readers attention and really keeping the pace and story flowing well. I found that I read right through her books at a fast pace and kept entertained.