ARC Review: My Big, Fat Demon-Slayer Wedding

My Big Fat Demon-Slayer Wedding

Author: Angie Fox
Publication Date: June 28, 2013
Publisher: Angie Fox (self-published)
Description:

Lizzie Brown is about to have the destination wedding her dreams. But as this former preschool teacher knows, being a demon slayer makes everything more complicated. The vengeful Earl of Hell is on her tail. And now it seems one of the guests at the eccentric, seaside mansion is possessed and trying to kill her. Maybe she should just elope.

The groom, studly shape-shifting griffin Dimitri Kallinikos, vows to protect her at all costs. Yet even he is acting suspiciously. And minions of the devil are popping up everywhere. As the wedding draws closer, Lizzie has to learn who is behind the attacks— and fast—or risk losing everyone she loves.

My Thoughts:
Wowee! I got this book two days ago from NetGalley and simply couldn’t stop reading it once I started. I’ve only read one book in this series (An Accidental Demon-Slayer, the first in the series) and this one was as good as the first, and I seriously need to track down the other books to read!

First off, you do not have to have read all the books in the series to understand the events of this book, but it will certainly help you sort out in your own head who a lot of the people referenced are. There were a few that, because of the books I haven’t read, I was a little lost on, but that didn’t hurt me for more than a few moments.

Second: all the hillarity that you get in the first book (a demon making itself known as it comes out of Lizzie’s toilet, a smuckers-jar filled with spells throwing Grandma, and a talking-terrier named Pirate) are all present and accounted for in this book. While there is a definite serious bent to this book (it deals with Lizzie trying to figure out which of the wedding guests present is possessed by a demon who wants to kill her),  you can’t take everything too serious. I mean, c’mon, there’s a terrier that talks and a obsessive-compulsive mother of the bride out to present a society-perfect wedding!

Despite Lizzie’s mother’s moratorium on sex before marriage, Lizzie and Dimitri never fail to try to get in a few gropes, and other things, and more than once Lizzie gets caught with her hand down Dimitri’s pants (literally). There’s a creepy ghost and biker witches galore. The cast of secondary characters made this book much richer than it otherwise would have been, and I seriously don’t think there’s any spare fat at all for the story, no sense of pages just for pages.

Lizzie is adorable in her own way. She’s much more confident as a demon-slayer than she was in the first book (which makes sense since she’s now been a practicing demon-slayer for a year) and yet still is learning her abilities. I’m intrigued to learn that she’s got angelic blood in her too (one of those factoids in a book I haven’t read).

Dimitri, we don’t get into his head since the whole thing is in Lizzie’s first-person POV, but he’s definitely devoted to Lizzie and incredibly protective of her under any and all circumstances, whether it’s from a poisoning attempt or her mother who has minute-by-minute plans for the week leading up to the wedding.

I can’t recommend this book enough. Go out and buy it, read it, love it! Definite and easy 5-star review. Come out with the next one soon, Ms. Fox!

Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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