Megan Chase, Book 1
Synopsis: Megan promises listeners to her new radio call-in show that she’ll “slay their personal demons,” and they believe her. So do the personal demons… although she doesn’t know it, Megan is the only human without a demon on her shoulder! Megan and her allies – a demon lover who both protects and seduces her with devilish intensity, a witch with poor social skills, and three cockney guard demons – have to deal not only with the personal demons, but a soul-sucker, ghosts of Megan’s past, and a reporter who threatens to destroy Megan’s career !
Review: The psychologist, Megan Chase was far from suspecting that by accepting to host a radio show called Personal Demons, it would attract all the personal demons (the real ones), that they would consider her as a threat. All this mess begins this famous night when she returnes at home immediately after the radio show and finds Greyson Dante, a very intriguing man at her front door. Then her quiet and monotonous life will be turned upside down…
I confess I do not know very well what are my thoughts concerning this book. This first volume is pretty nice and well written, but I was a little bit disappointed, I expected something better.
I do not know if it was due to the fact that the novel is written in the third person and not the first but I did not connect with Megan, the heroine who seemed too ordinary. It sure makes a change compared to the kickass heroines we usually see in Urban Fantasy books but I found that she lacked a bit of punch and she was too easy to manipulate. She is an excellent therapist because she has a gift that helps her to better understand her patient’s problems. She is an intelligent and independent woman so I expected her to have a nasty temper but it was not the case.
Greyson Dante is a very interesting character. He is hot, mysterious and seems to have more than one trick up his sleeve but unfortunately he is not sufficiently exploited so I wasn’t really able to appreciate him. As for Brian, the journalist … Well, frankly I found he does not bring much to the story, maybe he will be more important later but for the moment I do not really see the benefit of his presence. Then we also meet briefly Tera, a witch who works for the Vergadering. We do not know much about this organization except that it is a sort of law enforcement agency for the supernatural. I would like to give a special mention to the three cockney guard demons as I loved them! They are much more than just bodyguards and I found them very endearing. The scene of the bathroom was touching and shows how they are devoted and loyal to Megan. It was delightful and I can’t wait to find these three demons in the next books. And concerning the personal demons, they remind me a lot the Gremlins of the movies.
The plot is slow to develop. We know it is about demons here but it remains unclear and throughout the first half of the book, I get bored. Fortunately the second half saves the entire story: there are plenty of surprises and revelations quite amazing especially concerning Megan’s past and this new world that surrounds her.
So in the end it lacked a little something to this first volume to make it a great start of the series but it is still nice and original. I will continue to read the series hoping that the next books will be more dynamic.
Eh I am gonna say no
Yeah, I found it was a bit slow.
Vergadering? They’re Dutch witches? I can’t help but see a bunch of witches stuck in a boring board meeting now :-p
LOL! That’s exactly what I thought! But apparently there are also field agents to arrest the bad guys! lol
I was intrigued by this organization, but this book doesn’t focus so much on it. I hope there will be more information in the next books! (^_^)
Lol I had the same thought Sullivan. A dutch word for meeting.
Oh the gremlins! 😀 Hmmm, sounds like a starter book. This is the first right? Yes, I had to scroll back to the top. 🙂 Maybe the next book will be better. Thanks for your thoughts on this one. I do want to get this series…one day. 🙂
Lol! Yes it’s the first one. I had some difficulties to get into it. But overall it was interesting.
I don’t know how are the other books. Maybe they are better, I hope so. (^_^)
I have never come across this book before, but I still think I want to read it. Thanks for the review Inessa.
I hope you’ll appreciate it more than I did. 🙂
It’s a bit different from what I usually read, less dynamic… I think. But the second half of the book was interesting. Then the three cockney guard demons were really amazing and they made me laugh. So I recommend it anyway. (^_^)
I have a hard time with third person sometimes too. Sorry you were a little disappointed, but glad you liked 2nd half.
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Thanks! I hope the next one will be better 🙂
I still have yet to read Stacia Kane’s books, although I hear her Chess series is great! I’m sorry this one wasn’t quite as good as you’d hoped, but it’s good to know you liked it enough to continue with the next one. 🙂
Wendy @ The Midnight Garden
Yes, it was amazing. But I think the Downside Ghosts series should interest me more. Maybe I’ll try it. 🙂
Hm… I have her other series and haven’t started it and I’ve been curious about this one. Might give it a pass unless it picks up in the rest of the series. Hope it does!
I’m curious to discover her other series. Maybe it’s better.
I hope so too 😉
I’ve had this book on my TBR list for ages now. I love Kane’s Downside Ghosts series, so I need to give this one a try too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I really need to read The Downside Ghosts series then!
It sounds great!
I hope you’ll enjoy this one. It was nice but a little bit slow. 😉
Tu me donnes envie de découvrir Greyson 🙂 Et oui, je comprends l’anglais, mais hors de question que j’écrive ce commentaire en anglais 😉
Lol! Je comprends ! ^^
Moi aussi je suis curieuse d’en savoir un peu plus sur le beau et mystérieux Greyson ! 😀