Book Reviews of California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor, Bk 2)

California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor, Bk 2)
California Demon The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom - Kate Connor, Bk 2
Author: Julie Kenner
ISBN-13: 9780425210437
ISBN-10: 042521043X
Publication Date: 5/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 241 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed California Demon: The Secret Life of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom (Kate Connor, Bk 2) on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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 :)
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
buffy grows up to be a soocer mom
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my typical kind of read but pretty interesting -- not about a Soccer Mom at all but a teenage daughter Mom to which I can totally relate! Fun read on a lazy weekend :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good! Kate can do it all as a stay-at-home mom (except cook and keep a clean house!), plus kill demons and keep the world safe at the same time.....great read!
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I thoroughly enjoy these books!
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Fun upbeat book. Good for a beach or lazy day.
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This was fun. I think I might have liked the first one better, but I'll keep reading the series.
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It was a really good book,one that I've read at least three times. It had just the right amount of everything.
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I enjoy this series. It's fun, quirky a nice break from heavier reads.
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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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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.
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Great fun!
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Very fun, if you like Charlaine Harris and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you'll love this book.
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Hilarious; great book in the "demon hunting Soccer Mom" series
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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!
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A fun light read !! This series is delightful and kept my interest because I always wanted to see what happened next and how Kate would keep both sections of her life separated.
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love this series.
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I really liked this book. A nice subtle change from the usual in this genre.
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Fun, fast-paced and entertaining. Great read!
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Fun light read.
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Love the mix of mystery, fantasy and humor.
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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.