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The Book of Demons

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I’m going to admit, The Book of Demons isn’t a great book but isn’t a terrible book either. It starts out with a description of how the villain of the story came by his powers and then moved into the story proper. I found the story boring at times and exciting at others.

To be honest, I was hoping for a much bigger ending than what happened. I actually called the ending in my head as soon as the actual ending started. To be honest, the book isn’t scary or even unsettling, it’s just… there.

I gave the book 3.5 stars because as I said, it’s not great but it’s not terrible either. This one would be good for those who aren’t regular horror readers but who want to try their hand at reading horror without the full-on terrifying aspect you might find from Dean Koontz, Stephen King, or John Saul.
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Talk about a creepy supernatural read! Much shorter than the first book, this was very fast paced and a thrilling novella. The story was well executed and I was pleased by the ending.
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Did not finish @ 21%. The cover of this book is better than the book itself. I did not realize this was a continuation of an ongoing story, so I need to go back and read the rest to understand fully what's going on, but from what I've read so far, I'm not itching to do so.
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A year ago, Jack Kelly woke up from a coma with a special set of abilities.  With those abilities, he was able to spiritually battle an enraged ghost in his friend's apartment complex.  The battle took a toll on everyone involved and Jack's friend, Peter, ended up in a psychiatric unit.   After returning, Peter decided he could no longer stay in the apartment, especially with the painting the ghost had completed in life.  While Jack knows that the ghost is no longer around, the painting still seems to have a strong pull and is receiving a lot of attention from a mysterious Mr. Phillips who insists on having the painting as his own.  Fifteen year old Jack knows that Mr. Phillips is not human and will use the painting for nefarious means.  Now, Jack must try to keep the painting safe and away from Mr. Phillips.  

The Book of Demons is a fast-paced sequel to The Book of Souls. I would definitely recommend reading The Book of Souls first in order to understand Jack's history, his abilities and his connection and the history of the painting. I was immediately pulled into the story from Mr. Phillips point of view and how he came to receive his strange powers.  I was excited to get back to Jack's story and see how he was dealing with life after the spiritual battle.  It was interesting to see him dealing with everyday high schooler issues alongside battling a necromancer and protecting the painting.  I actually would have liked to read more from Mr. Phillips point of view to know more about his powers and what he wanted in the painting. The ending wrapped up pretty quickly, and while I was happy for Jack, I wanted to know how he was able to return. 

This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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Seymour is in love with Alice and she is in to the psychical and mystical while the plague is running a muck in Europe they go out to the caves Alice has heard eating the heart of a live bat will prolong her life by years. When the guy sees an albino bat Alice is already showing signs of being stricken by the plague by the time they catch the white rodent she is breathing her last breath in so Seymour eats the heart of the bat instead. When he wakes he is in the Phillips home in Scotland with the insatiable appetite to eat everything but food. He becomes obsessed with Casper Greenfield‘s painting. When the book starts Jack Kelly’s good friend Peter is just getting out of Bellevue after suffering a demon attacked by the ghost of Casper Greenfield but the only one who knows this is Jack and he also knows about the paining and eventually Jack will have to up his spiritual game when the new Mr. Phillips sets his mind on owning it. It is a true battle of good and evil and I can only hope that the author writes a book 3. I would really love to see Jack Kelly get his wife and three kids back… Somehow? This was a great book and one I enjoyed reading on my birthday although it wasn’t as long as the first one it was just as good. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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I was drawn to this book by the book cover. So much so that I really did not read the premise of this book. Thus, I did not realize that it was the conclusion in a duology. If I had read the first book it might have helped a little with my reading experience of this book. I only say a little as I went into this book thinking it was a standalone and still, I don’t think it would have changed my mind much.

What I personally struggled with is how slow this story was. It seemed like for about sixty percent of the story, there was not a lot of “big” moments happening. Just a lot of dialect. This is where if I had read the first book, I think my interest would have peaked. 

Yet, the latter part of this story Is where I got pulled in and very intrigued. The dark events that transpired is the reason that I wanted to read this book. I just wished that it had happened sooner, but I do understand why it did not. While, I may not have loved this book I would try another one from this author.
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Jack finds out he owns a powerful painting that has magical powers within it, but Mr. Philips also wants to posses the painting for his own personal use and will stop at nothing to own it.  With the help of a dead nun and an autistic boy, Jack is in for battle in which he must win so he can carry on his life as a father to his young son and as a husband to Katherine. Who will win the powerful tug of war?
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This is Kevin Moore's second book in the Jack Kelly series and like the first book, I read it in one sitting!!. I love Kevin's style of writing, how he manages to pull you in and actually have shivers running down your spine with his descriptive words!!. 
   As with the first book, Jack is coming to terms with his abilities and also having a mystery to solve when a very strange and creepy man comes looking for a possessed, evil painting that Jack thought was safe and secure after his fight with the super natural in the first book. He knows he has a big fight ahead to stop this man from taking the painting for his own evil intentions.
  This book is perfect for the upcoming Halloween month. You will love it as much as I do!!.
  Many thanks to Netgalley for the free ARC book for an honest review.
#Netgalley, #kevinmoorepublishing,
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I enjoyed the continuation of Jack's story. Definitely dived a little deeper into what Jack can do with his abilities. This was a solid finish for the duology. It was interesting and full of the supernatural. I wish we had a little more Mr. Philips in the book and for me it was a little anticlimactic, which is really the only complaint I have. It was still enjoyable overall.
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A great start to the spooky season. I did not expect this book to effect me the way it did. Thank you so freaking much for letting me read this ARC. I loved it so much. I will be reading more from this author in the future.
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Jack Kelly is in a fight for his life.  He has the ability to see ghosts.  However, he has found a shape-shifting necromancer — Mr. Philips.  He can live in the world of the living and the world of the dead.  Mr. Phillips has found a cursed painting that has magic he can use for his own personal gain.  When Mr. Philips goes to purchase the painting, he finds it is not available and the artist is dead.  Angry, he is determined to find the painting.  Jack has found the cursed painting first and has it.  He gets help from a non-verbal autistic child and the spirit of a dead nun while keeping Mr. Phillips away from the painting.  Jack wonders if he will ever get back to his former life.  Fighting Mr. Phillips may cost Jack everyone he loves.  What will happen?  

The author has written an eerie tone that pervades the entire novel.  It’s one of my favorite things about the novel.  I like the creepiness and the fight for good versus evil.  It’s the sequel to the author’s novel “The book of souls.” If you like horror and intrigue, this is a book for you!
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Thank you, NetGalley, Kevin Moore, and the publishers for providing me with an ARC for the second book in The Book of Souls series. 

The Book of Demons is the second book in The Book of Souls by Kevin Moore. The story was intriguing and had mayhem throughout the whole story. There was a wonderful transition from the Book of souls to The Book of Demons. The world-building was impeccable as always and the writing allowed for the world-building to be spot on.
Mr. Moore's writing style weaves a wonder tale into a complex story very effortlessly. I am sad that this is Duology and this is the final book in The Book of Souls series but I am excited for what might be next. 

I hope this story gets turned into an audiobook to make it more easily accessible.
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Intriguing, descriptive, otherworldly, and  non-stop mayhem throughout, with a seamless transition from book #1! “The Book of Demons” is a phenomenal read! 

Kevin Moore has an effortless writing style, continues to weave complexity into his tale(s), and has a way of making each and every page come alive! 

I anxiously await what author, Kevin Moore has in store for us next……

A sincere thank you to NetGalley and Books Fluent for providing me an advanced readers copy (ARC) of “The Book of Demons” in exchange for an honest review. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to read this story and leave my review voluntarily.
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I’m pretty mind blown. 
This was nothing like I expected based on the summary. It was way better than I expected. The character development was phenomenal, the storyline was interesting, and the book in general just catches your attention and sucks you in from the start. Could not put this book down.
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I really enjoyed this story. It was interesting and I couldn't put it down. Great world building. Going into it based on the book summary, this was a bit of a different story than I expected- and better for it. Interesting characters and dynamic.
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