Monday, 16 December 2013

Review - Almost Demon (The Sigil Cycle, #1) by A.J. Salem

Blurb from Goodreads: 
The last thing Gemma Pope expects to study in the after-school book club is demon etiquette but that is exactly what she has to do to succeed as a summoner and save her hometown.

Since taking the blame for the car accident that claimed the lives of her twin brother and two of her best friends, she s been seeing things. Dark shadows, opaque, menacing, multiplying.

The clock starts ticking when the local mild-mannered librarian suffers a psychotic break and pulls a gun on her reading circle. People are dying in disasters and wars all over the world. Gemma s dad is getting weird, her classmates are becoming violent, and the darkness surrounding Harrisport is getting thicker.

Does she trust hot English Lit teacher Mr. Flynn or Ian, the mysterious new kid in town, who has knowledge beyond his years and access to other dimensions?

It is only when the gates to hell are opened, that Gemma learns who her real friends are.

Discover what lies just beyond the veil of humanity in the sleepy town of Harrisport.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Salem Books Inc. and A.J. Salem*

2.5/5 stars

Waking up after a car accident that resulted in the deaths of her twin brother and two of her best friends, Gemma Pope's life takes a turn for the supernatural when she starts seeing black blobs.

People in Harrisport start acting strangely and Gemma has to decide if she can trust her new English Lit teacher Mr Flynn or the mysterious Ian who is new to town.

I have mixed feelings about this book.
On the one hand I liked the supernatural aspect and Salem's take on angels and demons.
However, I thought that Gemma was too accepting of the events that happened and didn't question many things.