Book Review: My Demonic Ghost by Jacinta Maree

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Book Review: My Demonic Ghost by Jacinta Maree

Book Review: My Demonic Ghost by Jacinta MareeMy Demonic Ghost by Jacinta Maree
Series: My Demonic Ghost #1
Published by Darkest Night Publishing on July 23rd 2012
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 273
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Rachael has traveled to Whitehaven to visit her father, a trek she can not help but dread given his recent descent into madness. Upon her arrival she realizes his deterioration has not only been mental, it’s been physical as well. His death comes as no surprise, but what she discovers soon after, is shocking when his burden becomes hers.

Lock is a banished spirit who must attach himself to a human host in order to hide from those who would drag him back to hell to be destroyed. When he meets Rachael he finds more than a host, he finds an ally.

Together they must defeat each of the seven sins in order to guarantee Lock's safe passage into the Third Realm, a loophole in creation that would allow him to escape hell and have peace at long last. Through their unlikely friendship, other banished spirits flock to them in hopes of a peace they hadn't dreamt possible.

My Thoughts

So… this took me a bit to get into. I’m not sure why because the beginning of the storyline was really interesting but I just couldn’t connect with the characters. And it seemed a little slow even with everything happening. The actual storyline is what kept me wanting to read because it is really out of the ordinary. I mean, it’s one thing for ghosts to talk but for a spirit that is invading your body? That’s just weird.

I think also, I didn’t like Lock at first. He acts like a petulant child and throws tantrums that are really serious to Rachael. I mean seriously, he reminded me of my three year old nephew but finally he starts acting like a normal person (uhh sorta at least) and I was finally able to get into the story. The only weird thing was their relationship. I just couldn’t mesh with it completely so I think even though I was fully committed to this plot, which is really cool, I just wasn’t totally sure about their relationship. I did wind up liking Lock in the end though 😀

My fav character was Betrayal. What a cool freaking name! I loved every part with her in it and sort of hoped that Rachael would learn from Betrayal’s strength. Rachael always seems like a damsel in distress to me, which I really do not like in a main character, but then again Rachael has been through some seriously whacked out stuff!

Overall really interesting story. Slow to get into but once it started moving I really enjoyed it. And as a horror fan I thought it lived up to that genre, may not have been the most horrific thing I’ve read but it was good.



The Author

Self confessed chocaholic, Jacinta was born and raised in Melbourne Australia with her loving family of five. Even as a child Jacinta had an itch to write. Writing was the one constant hobby she clung to, also trying her hand at piano, flute, tennis, horseback riding and drama.

Jacinta works full time in the family business and spends her afternoons either playing basketball, reading, writing or hanging out with friends. She is always happy to try something new; getting her real estate license, practicing ninjitshu, Zumba and parkour to name a few.

For her future, Jacinta sees herself writing. It is a large part of her identity and something she hopes to continue. Aside from her love of stories she loves Japan and its unique and beautiful culture and history. From their delicious sushi dishes right down to their wooden sandals and kimonos. She is also a huge cat person and loves to snuggle up in front of the fire for a good movie or book. Her favorite genres are paranormal and fantasy but she also loves anything written by thriller writer, Stephen King.

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8 Responses to “Book Review: My Demonic Ghost by Jacinta Maree”

    • Christina

      It was tough in the beginning. I just didn’t like Lock at all! Petulant seems to be my word of the week, I’ve been using it since I read about him!

    • Christina

      It is! I think I enjoyed book two more but they are definitely both interesting.

  1. Jacinta Maree

    Hi Christina,

    Thank you SO much for your time and effort in reading my books, I really appreciate your honesty and helpful pointers. ^_^ Petulant is actually a pretty spot on word for him, originally he was going to be roughly ten years old so his childish behaviour stemmed from that. Being fourteen should have changed his reactions and behaviour a bit more, I see. 😀 Even though it may not have been your cup of tea I really love you support and kindness in your review.

    warm regards,
    Jacinta Maree.

    • Christina

      Thank you so much! I always worry when I have to write a review where someone or something doesn’t hit me right but I also try to weigh that with my likes as well! For sure it was an interesting read and I’m looking forward to more of your work. I love your writing!

      • Jacinta Maree

        No need to worry with me! ^_^ And thank you, that’s so sweet of you to say. I hope to improve more and more with each new release, and how else will I improve without constructive criticism? Sometimes it’s just easier to say only the good things, but it’s the bad that really helps someone out.

        You’ve done me a huge favour! Thank you <3

        Jacinta Maree.

        • Christina

          Awesome! That’s also why I love constructive criticism but it can be hard to take sometimes. I know it’s hard for me!