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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Girl Who Heard Demons By Janette Rallison-YA Paranormal Book Review

The Girl Who Heard Demons by Janette Rallison
{Product Description}
Title:The Girl Who Heard Demons
Author: Janette Rallison
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Format: eBookPages: 248
Published: March 29, 2016
Publisher: Kindle Press
FTC,FYI: Kindle Scout

{Book Details}
Shy Adelle Hansen hears demons, but she’s determined to make friends at her new high school by keeping her ability secret.
When she overhears supernatural voices celebrating the impending death of the school quarterback, Levi Anderson, she knows she has to do something to prevent it. However, the demons aren’t the ones plotting; they’re just celebrating the chaos, and Adelle must contend with earthly forces as well if she wants to preserve Levi’s life.
Handsome, popular Levi doesn't appreciate Adelle’s self-appointed role of guardian angel. As Adelle battles to keep him safe, she’ll have to protect her heart, too. Can she do both?

{My Review} 
I need to start this review by saying this is not a horror book, despite the title on the front cover. The main character, Adelle, can literally hear demons and sense their cold, dark presence as they surround other humans. She hears the demons say negative things to people about their looks or brains and this is what causes great depression and unhappiness in people. 

Adelle has moved to a new state to get away from bullies that made fun of her and her "gift". As she tries to be a loner and stay out of other's way she meets a good looking jock named Levi. One night she hears demons talking about how Levi is going to die and from there she jumps right back into using her gift. This one action leads to all kind of trouble for her and Levi. 

The suspense in this story is incredible. I was fascinated with this paranormal YA story and how Adelle didn't actually interact with the demons, but could still help others. I also liked how there was a strong Christian theme with lessons to learn from the story. Some people may be put off by this, but this is something I want my teens reading. This genre of story is so different from Rallison's other stories, but is so well-written and engages you throughout. The romance progresses at a realistic pace and I truly loved both of the main characters. As a warning,there is mild violence, underage drinking and drug use, and mention of previous murders.  

The final conflict at the end of the story is so shocking I couldn't believe what I was reading. It was so explosive and full of angst. It was one of those books I was reading while sitting on the edge of the sofa and reading as fast as I could. I was so glad I nominated this book on Kindlescout. It was a great find. 

{Meet Author Janette Rallison} 

Janette Rallison/CJ Hill writes books because writing is much more fun than cleaning bathrooms. Her avoidance of housework has led her to writing 24 novels that have sold over 1,000,000 print copies and have been on many reading and state lists. Her books are fantasy, sci-fi, and romantic comedy because hey, there is enough angst in real life, but there’s a drastic shortage of humor, romance and hot guys who fight dragons. She lives in Arizona with her husband, kids, and enough cats to classify her as eccentric.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This book sounds amazing! Loved your review and all the excitement you had for the story. The cover is awesome too. :)