I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Title: The Demon Girl’s Song
Author: Susan Jane Bigelow
Published: September 26, 2016 by Dreaming Robot Press
More than anything, Andín dal Rovi wants to escape her small town life, helping her father in the store, watching her younger brother prepare to take the place at University she’d longed for.
Instead of escape, she gets a thousand-year-old demon stuck in her head, and she loses everything – her home, her family and her country.
In the quest to regain her identity, she finds herself racing against time to uncover the secrets of her world – and save it from utter annihilation.
So I was excited to read what sounded like a great fantasy book but was instead given a story about an annoying teenager who acted selfish and instead of an awesome ending it fell flat.
Here you follow Andin dal Rovi who wants to get a higher education but girls never go to school and so her father instead sends her younger brother. Andin is smart but daydreams a lot and is a little scatterbrained. Her world changes when a strange women comes out of nowhere and says she is sorry and Andin wakes up with a demon in her head. The demon is thousands of years old and has lived in the bodies of kings and princes and passes on his knowledge to each one. Until he is forced out of the kings line and into Andin’s body. Andin now has to deal with an angry demon who wants revenge but soon her world is coming apart at the seams and it’s up to Andin to figure out how to put it back together.
The beginning of the story took a really long time and both the demon and Andin got on my nerves very quickly. Andin for me was not a very strong character and although the author tried a different route with Andin on her sexuality it fell flat. The imagery the author used was great and I loved that Andin got to travel around her world and we got to see the different countries. That ending though…..I don’t know. I felt like it was a cop-out. It was weird and I didn’t think it really worked with this story.