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The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1)
The Accidental Demon Slayer - Demon Slayers, Bk 1
Author: Angie Fox
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780505527691
ISBN-10: 0505527693
Publication Date: 7/29/2008
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 293 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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reviewed The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1) on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22
I love paranormal stories, and I love a great sense of humor and quirky characters in them. However, that must be done well or it's just irritating- sadly that's what "Accidental" was for me. Our "heroine" literally has NO personality, she's kind of a stand-in who reacts to things however the author thinks she should to progress the scene- whether it makes sense or not.

It's established very early on that she doesn't like her dog much, then she spends the rest of the book screaming for him if he's ever not in her arms at the moment- why does she start caring so much out of nowhere? She's dull, she's not smart and the whole "love interest" angle was pathetic and poorly done. She never uses her brains or courage, and her "gifts" are literally slapped onto her at the last minute- and of course she can easily use them, even though she didn't show any basic motor skills or common sense before. I liked her sassy grandma, and I only wished SHE was the star in this book. The whole thing reeks of being slapped together quickly, and I suspect it may have been to cash in on the success of paranormal and "cozy" funny books. I'll stick to Sookie Stackhouse and Queen Betsy instead of Lizzie Brown, thankyouverymuch.
reviewed The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
"All in all" this book was OK. At the beginning all the characters really irritated me. It was like standing in a room and everybody talking at once. I was frustrated that no one explained anything to the main character, Lizzie, but she just goes with anything she's told. There a section that deals with werewolves - don't really think it was necessary unless the author was setting up the alpha to be used in a future story. I have to admit my favorite character was Pirate....her dog.
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Helpful Score: 13
I didn't have a lot of expectations when I picked up this book. I was just hoping for a fun, fluffy read. I didn't even get that. The characters have the potential to be interesting, but are never fully developed. The plot points seemed to move too quickly, jumping from one incident to the next, with a minimal amount of build up, and sudden, unsatisfying conclusions. For example, the author introduces us to a werewolf clan, sets us up for a big battle, and then within two pages its over and done. Very unsatisfying. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this one.
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Helpful Score: 6
I really was not impressed with this book. The characters never developed. The story seemed contrived. It *could* have been good. It *sounded* like a good, fun, lighthearted read. Oh well. At least it didn't take long to read!
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Helpful Score: 5
I usually love books that are written with a humorus slant.
This one sucks. Hard to follow all the garbage the author
throws in.
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reviewed The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1) on + 2100 more book reviews
This is the first book in the Demon Slayer series by Fox. Right now there are seven books in this series. I got this for free on my Kindle a couple years ago and am just finally getting around to reading it. This was an okay read; it reminds a lot of Molly Harper books but with demons.

Lizzie Brown works at the Happy Hands preschool and her life is completely changed when she comes to find a demon on her toilet. Then her biker grandma enters the scenes and tells Lizzie she's a powerful demon slayer and in horrible danger. After that her dog starts talking to her and the sexy shapeshifting griffin, Dimitri Kallinikos, claims he is protector. That's when things start to really go downhill fast.

This book reminds a bit of a Molly Harper book but featuring demons instead of vamps or werewolves (although there are werewolves in this story too). Although I didn't think it was as funny as the Molly Harper books or quite as well written.

The story is a bit campy and over the top. It was okay but not really my thing. It was an okay humorous paranormal romance read.

Lizzie kind of fell flat for me as a character; she comes across as a bit ditzy and whiny. I didn't really like her insta-love with Dimitri either. Her biker gma and her witch coven were just a bit too silly for me as well. Additionally I found Lizzie's talk dog Pirate to be more annoying than funny (usually I am a fan of the talking animal sidekick but it didn't work here).

I did like the idea of demon slayer genes being inherited (not completely original but interesting). I also liked that Fox included a shapeshifting griffin, that was kind of neat and different. Aside from those things though the book was just okay.

Overall an okay goofy paranormal romance read. Fans of Molly Harper might want to check it out although it's not as funny or as well written as Harper's series. I didn't hate the book, but I didn't really like it all that much either...just okay all around.
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If you're looking for a fun paranormal adventure, then hold onto your helmet, this will be one heck of a ride ! Lizzie Brown is looking forward to her 30th birthday party. But its waylaid by a demon popping up on her toilet seat and her Harley riding Grandma showing up casting spells! To make matters worse, now her dog Pirate is talking to her. She soon learns she is coming into her demon slayer powers , powers she hadn't a clue about.

Riding with Grandma to her coven, a backwoods gaggle of biker women, she meets up with Dimitri, who swears he is her protector. A glass of tall dark and handsome, it doesn't take Lizzie long to fall into his arms. After running into a pack of werewolves, she finds out that Dimitri has not been totally honest with her. Lizzie's only hope to make everything right is to go to the underworld and fight a demon.

Watching Lizzie learn about her heritage and work with her powers was much like watching a child ride a bike. Its a bit wobbly at first, but once she gets the hang of it, its phenomenal. Fox's debut novel is full of like-able character, wit, and magic. I look forward to reading much more about Lizzie's adventures.
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It started out kind of slow, but it was a good read

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