by Heather Frost
by Heather Frost
Hardback: 432 Pages
Publication: September 11, 2012 by Cedar Fort
Kate's life is far from normal. She can see Auras, her boyfriend is immortal, and her powers make her a target. But now that the Demon Lord is hunting her, things are about to go from dangerous to truly deadly.
◆ A copy was provided by Cedar Fort for review ◆
This review is long overdue. At the time of the original release date, I had a lot of work going on in classes, and I kept pushing this book back on my TBR list. It was just so big and daunting. Then it got to the point that I figured I may as well wait until the third book came along, so I didn't have to wait to read it. In a way, I'm glad that I waited so long. There's one nasty cliffhanger at the end of Demons! (It's brilliant, really. I'm just glad that I have the third book at hand!)
Demons is a rather long book, being over 400 pages long and with a small font. The attention to detail adds to the length. There are passages and details that don't contribute to the story, but rather seem to be there because the author fancied them, such as the extensive description of someone's outfit (which happens a lot) or another heartfelt talk where Patrick and Kate get to know each other better. While I appreciate attention to details that help bring a scene to life, too much and the story's pacing gets slowed. Though the story doesn't span a long timeframe, it seemed to take forever for the important developments to take place. When they do take place, however, the action is good. I especially enjoyed the fight scenes.
Kate is a lot stronger than she was in Seers. After going through what she has, she has a better understanding of her situation and what she's up against. She's also gotten past the initial grief stage over her parents' deaths. At the same time, she's still as much a headstrong teenager as ever. She makes decisions for self-satisfaction without much consideration for other people's feelings. The primary difference is that she now knows that she can use Patrick's feelings for her to coax him into going along with her plans. Not to say that it's entirely impossible to sympathize with her. Her love for those she cares about is apparent, and at least she has motivation for her actions. Patrick I love as much as always; it's just that he too has a tendency to let his feelings get the better of him at times, especially when it comes to Kate.
Overall, I did enjoy this book. The mythology behind Guardians, Demons, and Seers is all fascinating; there's so much more to learn, so much that we do learn in Demons. And for all the excessive attention to detail, the writing is beautiful. I could easily envision the story as it progressed. The plot has been carefully worked out as well. While the alternating perspectives sometimes jumps back in time a little, I can follow the chronological order of events easily.
I look forward to sharing my review of Guardians, the third and final book in the Seers trilogy, this coming Saturday as a part of the official blog tour!
Also check out my character interview with Patrick and an author interview with Heather Frost