Monday, April 29, 2013

DNF Review: Demonic Dora


Title: Demonic Dora
Author: Claire Chilton
Publisher: Ragz Books
Publication Date: June 30, 2013
Source: I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.



Dora Carridine is trying to summon a demon, but she's not very good at Latin and nothing ever works out the way she plans.

Her life is fraught with weekly exorcisms and having to watch her father’s fire and brimstone TV show every Sunday. So, when Dora finally succeeds in summoning an incompetent demon lord, she’s absolutely delighted when all hell breaks loose.

She thought summoning a sexy demon lord would be the answer to all of her problems, but her problems are only just beginning when her zealot parents try to burn her at the stake, and Dora is left with only one option—to escape and follow her demon straight into Hell.


In the interest of being honest, I did not finish this book. I gave up around the 20% mark. I usually save up my DNF books for DNF Files, but since this was my demon read this month for Paranormal Reading Challenge, it gets it's own post. Isn't that lucky!

I had non-stop issues with this one. First is some of the descriptions. Namely "ample bosom", followed by describing them as bouncy. This kind of language reminds me of crappy fantasy novels with scantily clad women wearing completely useless armour.

Next was the part where Dora and Kieron looked at each other's butt every second page for an entire chapter. Yeah, there's sexual tension. We get it.

Also, terrible parents! Where are the normal parents in YA?

The last straw was the poop. A crowd of people getting covered in bird poo is not something I'm intrested in reading.

I may have enjoyed this book if I was an immature horny teenage boy. But I'm not.



  1. bouncy ample bosoms? *dies*

    You don't care about bird poo? Bahahah this has so much fail!!

  2. Oooh this sounds bad. The name too LOL I keep picturing a Demonic Dora the Explorer. Maybe that would have worked better than what is actually in the book?

  3. Umm, okay this sounds pretty bad... but also sort of hilarious? Bouncy bosoms and bird poo - how random and silly. I doubt I would be able to finish this one either.

  4. Oh my goodness! I think I'll steer clear of this one. Ample bosom, lolol!
    At least you gave a demon novel an attempt, I didn't even get to start mine! April slipped away so fast I didn't even realize it was over until it was already May 1st! Eeep!