Book Review

PERSONAL DEMON
by Susan Sizemore

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Sizemore makes a welcome return to her Laws of the Blood series with a new entry featuring a vampire enforcer confronting the different way they handle things in Chicago. Sizemore’s two protagonists are worlds apart in their views of how vampires, humans and demons should interact, but that just adds to the tension in this excellent dark and hard-edged thriller!

Ivy Bailey is both part demon and a vampire watcher/ hunter. She keeps an eye on the vampires who threaten to break the “rules” set up by Chicago’s vampire enforcer. Christopher Bell is an English vampire from the 1880s, disconcerted by how vampire business is handled in Chicago. He finds Ivy quite intriguing, but mysterious attacks on witches raise the stakes as demons come under scrutiny as potential suspects. Given her complicated family dynamics, Ivy knows that it is up to her to stop a demon plot with an all-too-familiar connection. (ACE, Oct., 288 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ACE

Published: October 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Personal Demon

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on November 21, 2012 - 10:05am.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Guest Reviewer - Kathy M:

I wasn’t familiar with author Susan Sizemore’s work and so I was wonderfully surprised by how much I enjoyed Personal Demon.

Someone or something is committing horrifying murders with dark magic involved and Ivy Bailey, one of Chicago’s vampire hunters, is given the task of stopping the killings. Unfortunately, Vampire Enforcer Christopher Bell has his own investigation going on which keeps derailing Ivy’s mission.

One of my favorite aspects of this book is the bantering and bickering that goes one between these two.

Personal Demon has the perfect balance of darkness and snarkiness.

When I first started reading this book, I wasn’t aware that it was part of a series, The Laws Of The Blood Novels. Just a short way into Personal Demon, I knew that I would be getting the first 5 books of this series. It was just that good.

I happily give Personal Demon 5 skulls.