March 21, 2015

Short Story Review: So... I Met a Demon by Paul McAvoy

Publish Date: August 19th, 2014
Publisher: Createspace
Rating: 2.5 / 5
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I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

In a small English town, the residents stay clear of a rundown house they call Spook House. Things have happened there, bad things the locals never talk about. Young Ben sees a girl in the garden of the house one day... a girl who says she is trapped... a girl no-one else can see but him. Concerned, his parents forbid him to go near the place. The girl appears once a year, for the next six years, never ageing. She is held there against her will by a power greater than anyone could imagine... Can Ben help set the girl free from the clutches of Spook House? This is the third book in the So... I Met series by Paul McAvoy, a gripping read, it is a stand-alone novel like the previous two which can be read without having read the others.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

My Thoughts

So... I Met a Demon is the third short story in Paul McAvoy's So... I Met series. The series is written for young adult readers, and while I feel So... I Met a Demon was a little too young for me, I definitely think it could be too scary for younger kids.

The book summary perfectly describes the plot of So... I Met a Demon. The book begins with an 8 year old Ben who is riding his bike near the aptly named Spook House. He comes across a strange girl who is trapped on the property. The book follows Ben as he grows up and tells of his efforts to save the girl who only appears at the Spook House once a year.

I definitely think So... I Met a Demon would be a fun read for pre-teens who enjoy the paranormal or horror genres. One thing I thought could be better was the dialogue. The way Ben spoke seemed to old for his age and the conversations between the characters seemed a bit unnatural.

2.5 asterisks

Happy Reading!

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