Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie

The Guild Codex: Demonized, Book 1

Synopsis: Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.

Review: I really like the original series and I was curious to get into this spin off. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the two series crossed each other. Besides, this story is happening at the same time as Demon Magic and a Martini.

We no longer follow the characters we have come to know, even if they make appearances, but we discover Zylas and Robin, a young woman and a demon who will bond by chance.

Robin lost everything with the death of her parents. But when she goes to live with her uncle, she discovers what her parents have always forbidden her: magic. But not just any one: illegal magic. This is also how she will meet Zylas, a demon trapped in this house. But can she trust him? Shouldn’t she stay away from him like everyone says?

I really had a great time with this new series and I was delighted to be back in Annette Marie’s world. We can easily read the new characters and I admit that I am very curious to see what will happen to them now. The stories cross to propose even more things and I found that the author had taken up the challenge! I will look forward to the next novels, as always!

19 thoughts on “Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie

  1. I didn’t read the original series, but this spin off got me intrigued! I think it could be a good urban fantasy read for me too, I mean, magic & demons, what’s not to like? 😉 I’ll have to try it and possibly put my hands on the previous series as well!

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