Book Review: Demonosity by Amanda Ashby
An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evilThe Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .
I want to like you. I do. It was going well, dearie. It was. But then the last third part of the book happened and it became hurried... Well, not really hurried but the way things fell through confused and bugged the hell out of me since how come she suddenly had this thing for Thomas when she (and he) didn't give so much an indication that she liked him other than her fascination for his scar and wanting to touch. She didn't even like him while she was salivating all over Travis. And he in turn didn't give so much as a twitch other than staring at her intensely while training her. I know he was described as taciturn but just, what the hell happened?
What's more, it was too simple. Here we have, most possibly, one of the most dangerous things in the world, which could be used to bring peace and love and rainbows to the world as well as the second coming of the Black Plague plus World War III and demon knights and a secret brotherhood but then, whelp, it was like everything that was happening was like changing your car's flat tires. It was too easy.
I guess I expected something big. Something awesome. It was at first - a girl suddenly being a protector of an ancient essence that was a contemporary for the Holy Grail, swords, knights, time travel, blood magic and the lot - but it just went "huh, that's it?"