Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Title : Demon Hunting In The Deep South
(Demon Hunting, Book Two)
Author:  Lexi George
Publisher:  Kensington
Release Date:  July 31, 2012

ARC copy provided by NetGalley

Blurb from Goodreads

The warrior and the wallflower . . .
Shy, self-conscious Evie Douglass tries to stay under the radar, especially when her nemesis Meredith Peterson, aka The Death Starr, is anywhere around. Meredith and her bitch posse of skinny girlfriends have tormented Evie since the seventh grade, calling her names like The Whale and Thunder Thighs.

Evie tries to stay invisible, but that’s not an easy thing for a plus-sized gal to do in a small town like Hannah, Alabama. She finds it doubly hard to avoid Meredith’s wrath once she takes a job at the lumber mill. You see, Meredith’s husband is Evie’s new boss. Translation: more torture time for The Death Starr.

Evie thinks things couldn’t get much worse until the morning she finds Meredith’s bloody body sprawled across her desk. Typical Meredith, she gets herself dead mere days after a very public scene in which Meredith accuses Evie of having an affair with her husband. Worse, the murder weapon is found in Evie’s car.

Suddenly, Evie is the Number One suspect in a sensational murder case. But she’s got bigger problems. Hannah is infested with demons—soul sucking, body snatching creatures of evil—and, for some reason, they want Evie. The only thing standing between Evie and death or possible possession is a hunky blond demon slayer named Ansgar.

Ansgar is a Dalvahni warrior, a supernaturally gorgeous race whose sole purpose is to hunt down and capture rogue demons.

Evie could almost swear that Ansgar is interested in more than demons. He seems interested in her. Ridiculous, of course, because he’s sex on two legs and she’s…

Well, she’s Whaley Douglass.

To add to Evie’s troubles, Meredith doesn’t even have the decency to stay dead. She shows back up as a ghost and she’s more of a beyotch than ever. Meredith has deathnesia—she can’t remember who killed her—leaving Evie to solve the mystery herself, or go to jail for a murder she didn’t commit.

Book Review

I really enjoyed the Southern humor and charm of George's first book in this series--Demon Hunting In Dixie--and couldn't wait to read the next installment.

Evie and Addy are two BF F's that are polar opposites, with Evie the quiet, slightly curvaceous (she calls it fat) one who has the ability to see fairies.

But their world is flipped upside down by the arrival of two very sexy demon hunters from a different planet.

Addy has fallen crazily in love with Brand in book one--and Evie sets her sights on Brand's sexy partner/brother in crime, Ansgar.

Although now, she has no memory of their romantic history.
Ansgar wiped away Evie's memory of her death, her resurrection, and the fact that she is now part Delvanhi.

Evie's lack of confidence and her battered self-image stems from the baddy in this book--Meredith aka The Death Starr--who makes Evie's life a living hell with her jealous rages and bitchy name calling. So when Evie finds her stabbed repeatedly and dead in her office, and the murder weapon in her car--YEP--she becomes the number one suspect.

The snarky Southern humor however, fails to hit the mark at times like it did in the first book--at least for me. And I didn't feel the connection so much with Evie's character as I did previously with Addy.

Also, Ansgar who is supposedly the Alpha hero in the book, came across as a weak-second to Brand--who still makes my toes curl. 

Overall, I didn't feel the connection so much with Evie and Ansgar, which made it more difficult to really enjoy the story.


  1. Interesting. Another new series to check out. I need so many more hours in the day to get through all the books I want to read ;)

    I just added book one to my list though. That toe curling for Brand totally snagged me. And love that southern humor when it's done right :)

  2. Herding Cats,
    I Loved the first book--maybe I was just in a funky mood when I read the second? I dunno. I just didn't feel it for the H/h...Let me know what you think if you get to them.


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