Tuesday, August 7, 2012

ARC Review: The Demon Catchers of Milan

Author: Kat Beyer
Release Date: 8/28/2012
Genre: YA Paranormal
Received From: EgmontUSA publishing via NetGalley
Summary from B&N.com:
Mia’s ordinary life is disrupted for good in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon—and  saved only by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins, the charming and gorgeous Emilio and stern, elderly Giuliano, say the only way to keep Mia safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the ancient lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever. 

My Review:

The Demon Catchers of Milan has theses thrillingly terrifying moments that are perfect for what this book is about. But in-between those great parts it feels like its just fillers. Good fillers but, they really just draw attention way from the main theme of the story.

 This book is about exorcisms. Mia the main character has to go to Milan with her distant family she just to be safe from the family haunting demon that is now after her. Just because she is in Milan with her exorcist family doesn't mean she is completely safe from the demon.

 The exorcisms part of this book were mind-numbing. The parts in-between not so much. They were good but they felt more like a contemporary novel than book about exorcisms. Even though this took away from the story a bit the book was still good.

 Mia and her huge family were very enjoyable characters. Mia was a really fun point of view to read from. I can't choose what character I liked better, I loved them all.

The Demon Catchers of Milan contain an abundance of great characters that you end up loving by the end of the book. But there is to many semi-important characters to keep track of. Also some of their names were to similar, for example Francesco and Francesca. Even though it gets kind of confusing the characters are still very easy to love.

I really enjoyed this book. The exorcisms were exciting, thrilling, and terrifying. The characters were so enjoyable and loveable. There is a bit that takes away from the book, but it was still good.

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