Tuesday, November 12, 2013

{Review} The Secret Eater by Ros Jackson

File Size: 247 KB
Page Count: 86
Copyright: July 12, 2013

Book Summary:
(Taken from Goodreads)

Kenssie is a demon who feeds from secrets. Lately pickings have been slim, and she has grown so weak that her shield of invisibility is slipping. As the servant of a demon who eats embarrassment she already feels like she's the laughing stock of the demonic world. But the scorn of someone who thinks that Hawaiian shirts are the height of cool is the least of her worries.

A powerful fear demon is dead set on making her his slave, a position that carries seriously short life expectancy.

She has no friends.

No powers.

No clue.

Her only hope of escaping a life of terror lies in stealing a grimoire she's never seen from the clutches of a vindictive group of master demons.

Kathy's Review:

The last book I read was way too long, and The Secret Eater has the opposite problem. More like an extended short story, The Secret Eater left me hungry for more. The main character, demon Kenssie, has some sass and smarts. She's easily likeable, and the world of demons is a new territory in an oversaturated supernatural genre of literature. There are so many possibilities for Kenssie's story. How did she come to be the thrall of Rakmannon? What are the different types of demons and why do they feed on different emotions? I'd love to know more.

I'm hoping this is just the beginning of Kenssie's story, or that the author can go back and fill in some of the gaps. I think it was written well, with humor and imagination, and I look forward to seeing what's next.

*An ecopy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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