3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanistas: I'm Crazy about Possess

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bookanistas: I'm Crazy about Possess

Gretchen McNeil's Possess:

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the hunky son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons--the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind--and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them.

San Francisco's senior exorcist and his newly assigned partner from the Vatican enlist Bridget's help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. But when one of Bridget's oldest friends turns up dead in a ritualistic sacrifice that mirrors her father's murder, Bridget realizes she can't trust anyone. An interview with her father's murderer reveals a link between Bridget and the
Emim: a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form.
Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim's plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse--the human vessel for a Demon King.
5 Reasons why I love this book:
1) Characters -
Bridget was a kick-butt protagonist and I loved her! She is snarky yet loveable.
her friend Hector made me snort out loud.
The demons were extra creepy!
2) Setting/History - I felt like I was there in San Francisco. I have gone there once but I could totally picture it as I read. i also loved all of the information about demons and fallen angels.
3) Writing style - The way she writes in 3rd person POV still allowed me to get inside the MCs head. I was shocked when i found out it wasnt first. 

4) Hello? the Cover was amazing!
5) Plot - I must admit - I did not see some of the twists and turns coming. The ending was action and a  total wrap up.
Go get this book, I'm clearly Possessed - you will be too!

Other Bookanista Posts:

WE INTERRUPT THIS BOOKANISTA BROADCAST…to celebrate WRITE ON CON! For some fun writer insights and pep talks, click along to…
And, we know you MUST have your Thursday Bookanista reviews so here you go!
Veronica Rossi loves Legend
Shana Silver serves up a Maureen Johnson double feature of The Last Little Blue Envelope & The Name of the Star
Scott Tracey is awed by Anna Dressed in Blood
Bethany Wiggins howls over How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
Carrie Harris is in a frenzy over Stupid Fast
Gretchen McNeil is spellbound by Witch Eyes
Carolina Valdez Miller is passionate about Possess
Matt Blackstone blogs From Bedside


Dorothy Dreyer said...

It's on my list!

Hope you had a nice summer, Shelli! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, man, I can't even tell you how eager I am to read this one! :-)

Hilary Wagner said...

Gooooo Gretchen!!!! I'm so happy for this girl! :)

xoxo -- Hilary

Jemi Fraser said...

I can't wait for this one either!! :)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Sounds fascinating, wish I had the time to read everything recommended... sigh...

Susan R. Mills said...

Yep, already on my list. Thanks for the review!

Tabatha said...

Sounds interesting (and original). I hadn't heard of this before -- thanks for the heads-up!

Rachel Brooks said...

I am in love with this cover! It' so beautiful and creepy!

Also, I’m a new follower—wonderful blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

Christina Farley said...

I need to read this book. It looks intriguing and I love books with plot twists. Not easy to do!

Mrs. Jones said...

I just read this book and FELL IN LOVE with it- after I was completely freaked out by it!!
Thats how i came across your blog!
However, as I was looking at your bio, I realized that I just got your book ordered, Untraceable, and now i see you have the second book coming out soon!
So exciting!
Great luck with all your endeavors!