Title: When Life Gives You Demons
Author: Jennifer Honeybourne
Date of Publication: July 17th, 2018
Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.
High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.
Just based on the cover alone I knew this would be a fun book! It was like Buffy except with exorcisms.
There were some funny and great moments, especially with the possessed people! I also really liked Shelby and Spencer. Sometimes I wanted to shake the both of them for not talking to each other about things. Also, I wish there would have been more development and conversations between the two. But that’s okay!
Even though the setting is real life, it still had a unique feel to it which I sucked right in. If you need a break and want to read something fun, check this out!
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