The subtitle of this book is "The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom".
Okay, I don't think I've seen Kate yet go to a soccer game, but that's semantics. Whatever you envision from that subtitle is exactly what you get. It's funny. There are demons involved. It's chick-list paranormal humor infused fun. The author's style is very witty and I found myself several times chuckling out loud.
The best part is Kate. I absolutely adore this character and I loved getting to know her even more in this (which is the 2nd book in a series). She has been developed so well, I feel like I'm running errands with her one minute and the next stabbing some bad guy through the eye with an ice pick.
Oh, just read them. It's not high-brow literature, people. It's better. It's an escape. It's fun. Just do it :)
Katie Conner can do it all. She gives hope to us that aren't having deal with demons every day and just 10 year olds and toddlers. This is a fast paced read, not hard at all to sink your teeth into. There's enough hilarious situations and what I call mommy moments mixed into the demon hunting and saving of the world to keep you laughing.
A fun read. What happens when you are a mother and the fate of the world is suddenly in your hands. Kate Conner is a retired demon hunter brought out of retirement when her family is threatened. Second in a series.
In this second outing, Kate follows one of her charges from Coastal Mists knowing that no one recovers that quickly from a coma and that this must be another demonic possession. She is lead to her daughters school where she finds a book that appears blank only to finds that it is a portal to tortured demonic souls. Just another day for Kate who has to fit this in-between getting her teen daughter to cheerleading practice, getting her 2 year old to daycare, and having dinner on the table by 6. But the twists to this book are what keep the story moving - the notes and quirks that bring back her memories of Eric, her first husband that was killed five years ago, her daughters teacher - who has a few secrets of his own, and Cool - the surfing phenom that has a sudden interest in San Diablo. Kenner is such a funny writer that you can't help but laugh out loud when a demon gets a ice pick through the eye.
A fast, funny, entertaining read! This is the second installment of Kate Connor, Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom. While it's a bit darker and more graphic than the first book, it's well written and grabs you right from the start.
Kate is dealing with issues even scarier than Demons - a teenage, boy-crazy daughter, a teacher at the high school who seems eerily familiar, a husband who is totally immersed in his career and a best friend going through a difficult time. Comic relief is provided by Timmy, her two year old son and Eddie, a geriatric demon hunter whom Kate has more or less adopted.
As the forces of Hell are set loose on the local high school, Kate races to save her town, the world, her daughter, her marriage and herself - all while shopping for a dress to wear to her husband's political fund raiser!
This series is great fun. I can't wait to read the next one!
Not as good as the first, but the first made you care so much about the main character that it's a no-brainer to get the second. It's a little more serious than the first, which had hysterically funny moments. Still, a good book.
This was alittle too 'Buffy - Hell Mouth under the school' for me but I do enjoy the series over all and I will finish it out. Its a quick campy read and if you have ever been a stay at home mom after being in the work force its very easy to relate even if your job wasnt slaying demons lol. Its not on the same level as the Sookie Stackhouse series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood or Betsy Queen of the Vampires but its fun enough.
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I've enjoyed all the books in this series so far. There is just enough of everything, even if it's sometimes a bit predictable (I appreciate some foreshadowing). An easy, enjoyable read that keeps my attention even when I have a million other things to be doing!
Fun read, Kate is a retired demon hunter-now brought out to work again when her family is threatened. This is a cute, fast, fun, take me to another world relaxing read. I loved this series. You don't have to read them in order to enjoy them.
Welcome to San Diablo. The perfect place to raise a couple of kids and a lot of Hell. Especially if you're Kate Connor, retired demon hunter. Now, after fourteen years busting her tail as a suburban housewife, raising two kids, and supporting her husband's political ambitions, she's rejoined the workforce...well, secretly, at least. Between fending off demon attacks, trying to figure out why the mysterious new teacher at the high school seems so strangely familiar, and keeping a watchful eye on her daughter's growing infatuation with a surfer dude, Kate is the busiest-and most dangerous-soccer mom on the block.