Published by Self-Published on July 15 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: From Author
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.
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.
The Secret Eater by Ros Jackson is a very short novella about demons and what one, Kenssie, has to go through to get her magic back and not become the thrall of another demon. The story started out really fun as well as funny but around the half way mark it kind of stopped being humorous and was a bit more quickly done. I find that problem a lot with novellas in that there isn’t enough time in the book to make it descriptive or a good ending most of the time.
I liked Kenssie enough but I didn’t really care about what happened to her in the end sadly. The book has a great plot to make it a fantastic book and perhaps just not a novella. If there was more time in the story to be a bit more descriptive of the people/demons then maybe I would have gotten into it more.
Don’t get me wrong, there was plenty of good in this book that I enjoyed such as the convocation that they had was super interesting and also the evolution that the demons could go through if they wanted? I would have liked to seen more of that but I understand there was no more time.
The ending was lacking to me. In fact when I read the last page and it ended I was a bit surprised because it didn’t seem like an ending.
However, this was a good afternoon read for something quick and having demons in it and the powers that they possess.
“We can be anywhere, remember that.”
“Are you intellectually subnormal? Tick yes if someone had to explain those words to you.”
“How many times in the last century have you had to poop? Did anyone have to help you with this?”