Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini-Review: Summer Demons by Mia Hoddell

21518013Rating: ★★★1/2 stars
Date published: March 
Publisher: Self published
Synopsis: Jenna Shaw ran away to escape her past. In fact, she jumped on a plane and flew to Portugal to try and forget it. However, it turns out leaving everything behind isn't as easy as it sounds. 

She thought she could move on and break free of her fears--that if she had some space the pain would stop. But as memories resurface due to an ill-timed joke, the past crashes into her present once more and she didn't see it coming. 

Jenna's plans for normality are derailed by the charismatic Ethan Brooks. She sees him as an annoyance; he sees her as a challenge. But as he tries every trick known to him to impress her, they only serve to push her further away. He's never faced this problem before and Ethan has to work harder than he ever has if he wants to win over and help his mysterious girl. 

A young adult romance, this novella would be a great book for teenagers or as a feel-good summer read.

What I Thought:

I love the cover.  It's colorful and and slightly haunting, meaning it matches its title, a little.  Of course there is nothing eerie or creepy about the story at all.  I know it's a novella, however I felt like this concept would have been much better as a full length novel.  As it is, the whole story felt rushed. I was initially sympathetic to Jenna, but then felt like she and Ethan took things a little too fast. I also didn't feel like there was a complete resolution and things were left open-ended. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the second installment.  

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About the Author
Mia HoddellMia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

With three poems published before the age of sixteen, Mia moved on to short stories but finding she had too much to tell with too little space, Mia progressed to novels. She started her first series (The Wanderer Trilogy) at the age of fourteen and since then hasn’t stopped writing. Elemental Killers is her second series and with an ever growing list of ideas, Mia is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.

*A copy was provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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