Demons are Forever
Author: Julie Kenner
Published Date: July 3, 2007
It isn’t easy when your daughter’s learned that her mom’s a Demon Hunter—and wants to grow up to be just like her. Or when you suspect your dead husband used the forces of darkness to filch the body of another human. And your living husband has shifted into such a political overdrive that he doesn’t seem to be the man you married. Moreover, Kate Connor has acquired a precious—but deadly—item that every demon within the community distance is seething to get a hold of. With husband woes wreaking havoc on her emotions, an ambitious teenage protege at her heels, and hell to pay, this stay-at-home mom’s putting in a lot of overtime…
When I first saw it on the shelf in a local Dollar Tree, I was taken aback by the cover (I thought it was a bubbly teen read because of the bright colors and liberal font. There’s even a school bus on the cover!), but I’m glad I bought it. Just recently found that it is book three of a series, but the opening chapter did not give me a clue. She introduced herself as if it was the first book of the series or if it was a stand alone novel.
I enjoyed this book. The lead character Kate is a stay at home mom during the day and a demon hunter by night. She has to keep her demon fighting, post retirement adventures from her family and the rest of the world. However, she does have a close friend she often spills her guts with. If being a demon hunting mom isn’t enough, she is in a love triangle with her current husband and her dead husband (you will get this when if you decide to read the book). Soon, Kate has to tell her daughter about her double life and her daughter becomes her helper in the battle between her and demons… something about a ring (read the book!)……. that has every demon in town threatening to kill her and her family… interesting read. I was thinking that some characters (mainly the characters who lived with her) were plotting to kill her! Or they were in on the whole debacle.
I did not like the ending. I wanted her daughter to do more… I wanted to know more about her father.. I wanted to know if Kate’s (breathing) husband ever found out about her demon hunting abilities… I want to know what happens to Kate and her dead husband’s relationship after the book ends. I want to know so many things! I even want to go and buy the first two books to figure out how all of this started (but it would be totally okay if I didn’t. All of the characters involved are described, but I can’t help but wonder what the first two books hold). Good read! I will post the link at the bottom of this review if you are interested in reading it. You won’t be disappointed!