Title: The Good Demon
Author: Jimmy Cajoleas
Page Count: 320 pages
Rating: ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn’t understand that her demon—simply known as Her—was 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.
I’m having a hard time with this review. This was a book I didn’t think would affect me the way it did. Which is actually a sign of really great writing.
I love books about the paranormal, about monsters, ghosts, all of it. But when it comes to exorcisms I actually feel a sickness in my stomach. I cannot handle anything with exorcisms. Going into the book I thought it would be less potent but it was definitely more intense than I thought it would be.
The imagery in this story was expertly executed and wow! This entire book was a metaphor for depression and it was flawlessly translated. I was really impressed.
I enjoyed it but at the same time I couldn’t shake that creepy feeling and so I shall leave you to decide how you feel about The Good Demon without more of my detailed views. It really is a great read for October, especially if you’re American Horror Story fans.
**Thank you Indigo Teen for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**