True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girls exorcismand her desperate quest to reunite with her demonClare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didnt understand that her demonsimply known as Herwas 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....
|Title||:||The Good Demon|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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The Good Demon Reviews
The title of the book itself is a contradiction in terms. I read The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas in an advance copy furnished by Net Galley. I moved it up in my reading queue after seeing him do an excellent job as a panelist at the Mississippi Book Festival in August. It goes on sale September 18.
How could you not be tempted to read a book with a sentence on the cover that reads, “We all have demons. Clare wants hers back.”? The “deliverance” performed by Rev. Sanders leaves Clare empty of the ...more
This was dark, and strange, and... gritty? awful? Neither of those last two are correct, but whatever the proper adjective is, it was all in a really good way. I mean, imagine a book about a girl who has gone through an exorcism, but will do absolutely anything to get her demon back, and that her journey to do so takes a gothic, magical-realism-type turn, and you've got this book.
That said, I didn't personally find it gripping, thus the 3 stars. I appreciated how the storyline is definitely not ...more
Clare hasn't been the same since her exorcism. Her demon wasn't evil; she protected Clare from all the things that have hurt her: her father's death by overdose, her stepdad's drunken belligerence, and even the guy from school who wouldn't take no for an answer.
Her unnamed demon left behind a cryptic note:
-Be nice to him
-Remember the stories
Before long, Clare is falling in love with the son of the preacher who performed her exorcism and realizing there may be more demons than her own ...more
Clare has been recently exorcised and unprepared to deal with the world alone, she sets off to get her demon back. Along the way we see the origin story and past stories with Clare and her demon and we also see Clare's developing friendship with the son of the Reverend who took the demon out of her. Clare uses the mysterious going-ons around the town and the hints that her demon left behind to find her demon. I am going to call this a coming of age story and despite the unique premise, I was ver ...more
Unique and odd, at times desperate. Mediocre. Could have been epic if it was developed more, and more intricate.
This book reminded me of And the trees crept in or Wintersong in the way that it leads you wandering down dark, circular paths of horror and evil. A few strings felt a little untied at the end but my goodness is it captivating.
Side note: the main “villain” speaks in creepy rhetorical questions and it freaked me the hell out.
I was sort of hoping this would be a weird romance where the demon exercised was a him, and they sort of fell in love, and she must go through hell to get him back...