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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Book Review: Demon Inside by Stacia Kane

Demon Inside is the second novel in the Personal Demons series by Stacia Kane. I've ventured further into this series, mostly because I've been curious about how the characters would develop as we dive within the ever thickening plot.
Megan Chase, a psychologist, psychic and now demonic ruler of a small cluster of emotional draining demons, still rules supreme as the leading character in this novel. She remains somewhat feeble in her role as protagonist, relying heavily on the skills of those around her and constantly challenged by her human conscience. 
In this novel Megan finds herself torn between the choices of her human life - being a psychologist and helping those in need, and surrendering to her second heart - the demon within and embracing everything being their leader entails. To top off this life changing decision, Megan is faced with the sporadic murders of demons in her coup, her father's death and once again forced to face her past and the choices she was robbed of as a child. Supported by her lover Greyson Dante, now the head of his very own demonic household, she finds herself in good hands, the fire between them burning as brightly as ever.
What I liked about this novel was that Megan finally began to embrace the inevitable - her transition into the darker side of her being. What I didn't like was her weak will and almost needy desperation when faced with adverse situations. I wanted to see decisive decision making and acceptance of circumstance. What I saw was a whole lot of whining.
Thankfully the ever mysterious Greyson carried the story forward in the supporting role. Sexy, intimidating and decidedly powerful, it was easy to see him take control of all situations, it was even no surprise that his character dominated, steeling the limelight easily from Megan Chase.
With that being said, the characters were consistent when compared to the first novel and the writing was descriptive and well structured as always with Stacia Kane - an extremely talented author. Once again this novel will rate three out of five fangs but I hold out high hopes for this series getting better as I suspect it will.

Synopsis:

Hanging out with demons can be hell....
It's been three months since psychologist Megan Chase made the stunning discovery that the world is filled with demons, and once more the situation is too hot to handle. Ironically, Megan -- the only person in the world without a little personal demon sitting on her shoulder -- has become the leader of a demon "family," but now some unknown arcane power is offing her demons in a particularly unpleasant fashion. And while her demon lover Greyson Dante is still driving her wild with desire, he's also acting strangely evasive. 
Then there's the truth about Megan's past -- the truth she's never known. Caught between personal problems and personal demons, Megan is having one hell of a hard time. Will the help of her Cockney guard demons and her witch friend Tera be enough so that Megan can finally resolve the past, survive the present, and face the future?

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