The cover artwork for this book caught my eye first, which is what made me want to read it. Paranormal/YA isn’t a genre I normally read (Jim Butcher’s “Harry Dresden” series being the exception) and I must be one of the few who hasn’t either read the “Twilight” series or watched the movies – so I admit, I did start “Almost Demon” with a bit of trepidation.
I shouldn’t have worried.
There were a couple of sequences where I lost the thread, but it was quickly explained within a few more pages. The interplay between Gemma and the people around her involved very natural dialogue and the descriptions of the malevolent spirits which appear in Gemma’s home town is truly creepy.
It's a quick read, and that's simply because I didn't want to put it down - the last third of the book is excellent.
I’d happily read the next in the series and look forward to its release.