Jessica may not have the warmest relationship with her mother, aspiring presidential candidate Margaret Hunsucker, but it still comes as a shock when she discovers that her mother has sold her to the devil. Will she have to spend eternity in hell with one of Satan’s minions, a demon named Brad? Brad takes pains to explain that they live in one of hell’s better neighborhoods, and he seems like a nice enough guy—but still! And things only get worse when Jessica learns the full extent of her mother’s evil plans. Can she and Brad come up with a plan to save the world? These and other pressing questions are all answered in Marilyn Kaye’s delightfully satirical Demon Chick.
Demon Chick definitely had a very clever and pretty original premise. A female presidential candidate sold her daughter to the devil for power? Don't come by that every day! And while it was rather clever and took some good jabs at society here and there it was a little bit off for me.
I liked the character of Jessica but found it strange how drastically she would be willing to change her appearance at a moments notice just because someone told her it was ok, that just never made sense to me. (From kind of plain nerdy girl to who you see on the cover) I also liked Brad the demon in hell that Jessica is assigned to be the mate of. He was really sweet to Jessica and never tried to press her on any issues and was very welcoming trying to find things she would like to do or that reminded her of home. But again, a 16 year old girl being a demon's mate and lover. Not really sure about that. That never really comes to play in the book but it was still odd to me.
When Jessica and Brad find out her mother's evil plan (via television which basically lets you spy on people on earth) for the world they decide Jessica should go back and try and do something about it. She gets back via some loop hole very easily and joins up with some protesters near her old school, one who she had briefly encountered before she had departed for hell, and oh yeah he happens to be really cute. So it's got a bit of a love triangle going on, which is never a bad thing.
So as you can see I had some problems with the book but was still able to have fun with it. Definitely an interesting premise with a clever look at hell that was also lacking in a few areas.
Demon Chick will be released September 15th 2009.
Genre: Young Adult
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