The Good Demon

The Good Demon

True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl?s exorcism?and her desperate quest to reunite with her demon Clare has been miserable since her exorcism. The preacher that rid her of evil didn?t understand that her demon?simply known as Her?was like a sister to Clare. Now, Clare will do almost anything to get Her back. After a chance encou True Detective meets The Exorcist in this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl?s exorcism?and her d...

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Title:The Good Demon
Author:Jimmy Cajoleas
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1419731270
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

The Good Demon Reviews

  • Kelly
    Aug 09, 2018
    What happens when you have been part of an exorcism but you want your demon back? The answer is you enlist the help of the son of the preacher who did the exorcism to help you find her and get her back. The voice in this book is what makes it stand out, though (view spoiler)[ in the...
  • Taschima
    May 14, 2018
    I was sort of hoping this would be a weird romance where the demon exercised was a him, and they sort of fell in love, and she must go through hell to get him back... Too weird? ...
  • Nikki "The Crazie Betty" V.
    Sep 26, 2018
    I won this book through a goodreads giveaway and was extremely excited to pick it up. We?ve all read books and heard stories about possession, but a story about the exorcised trying to get their demon back? That was new to me and sounded extremely intriguing. The novel opens up w...
  • Rachel
    Nov 04, 2018
    I adored this book. I actually wanted to cry at the end. Such a refreshing take on the possession trope. I love Clare, and while I can't identify with being possessed and wanting my demon back, I CAN identify with coping with family trauma, and coping with loss, and first love, and all...
  • Julia
    Oct 24, 2018
    3.5 stars. This was definitely a book outside my usual genre. I ended up liking the plot, but I think I could have easily gone the other way. It gets off to a really slow start, and then picks up a lot about halfway through, but there were several things that I wished had been develope...
  • Kelsey
    Sep 09, 2018
    ***Big thank you to the publisher for sending me an early finished copy in exchange for a honest review*** (Trigger Warning: Attempted rape scene (very brief) and drug abuse) I REALLY enjoyed this book. A lot. I was pulled in immediately and couldn't put it down. I loved the take...
  • Allison
    Jul 01, 2018
    This was dark, and strange, and... gritty? awful? Neither of those last two are correct, but whatever the proper adjective is, it was all in a really good way. I mean, imagine a book about a girl who has gone through an exorcism, but will do absolutely anything to get her demon back, a...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Jun 25, 2018
    I was able to read more than 30% of The Good Demon and realized that it wasn't for me, despite the interesting premise and fascinating illustrations that accompanied the story. The main character, Clare, felt so alone and only the comfort of her own demon made her feel complete. Aft...
  • Alyssa (Books Take You Places)
    Jul 13, 2018
    Well, this was a very good book. The Good Demon is a tale about a girl and the demon that was taken from her. She?s willing to do anything to get Her back and this is the story of how she does just that. Dark, but not horrific, The Good Demon is one of the most unique novels I?ve e...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jul 10, 2018
    Clare hasn't been the same since her exorcism. Her demon wasn't evil; she protected Clare from all the things that have hurt her: her father's death by overdose, her stepdad's drunken belligerence, and even the guy from school who wouldn't take no for an answer. Her unnamed demo...
  • Jackie
    May 29, 2018
    Love and faith are put into question as the struggle to reunite with a demon leads to serious consequences. ?The Good Demon? follows Clare a young woman who recently became the subject of an exorcism and is grieving the loss of the demon known simply as Her when she reconnects ...
  • Adam Sockel
    Jun 14, 2018
    This book reminded me of And the trees crept in or Wintersong in the way that it leads you wandering down dark, circular paths of horror and evil. A few strings felt a little untied at the end but my goodness is it captivating. Side note: the main ?villain? speaks in creepy rhe...
  • Virginia McGee Butler
    Sep 03, 2018
    The title of the book itself is a contradiction in terms. I read The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas in an advance copy furnished by Net Galley. I moved it up in my reading queue after seeing him do an excellent job as a panelist at the Mississippi Book Festival in August. It goes on sale...
  • Kerri
    Sep 02, 2018
    2.5 stars - I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. I was intrigued by the concept for this story when I first read the synopsis. It is a clever and creative idea and I had high hopes for the finished product. While I wasn't totally disappointed, the story didn't quite live up to...
  • Ichigos
    Sep 18, 2018
    This is a great book. From the engaging characters to the conflicts this book brings up. The dark atmosphere was beautifully combined with the splendid illustrations. The plot twists were amazing and the main character was absolutely lovely. I can sympathise with her and fully comprehe...
  • Emily Craven
    Oct 05, 2018
    This book was fabulous. I have not read anything like it. It's got a gothic/horror kind of vibe. Considering that it's contemporary but fantasy I'd probably say closest comparable title is Holly Black's Curse Worker series, or maybe her Darkest Part of the Forest novel. I found it ...
  • Tasya Dita
    Sep 02, 2018
    I received an e-ARC through Edelweiss Plus in exchange for an honest review This.... was a strange book, in a bad way. The story was hard to get into until 48% and by then I think it was kinda too late for me to change my opinion. It was not creepy at all, and the main characters re...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    Sep 15, 2018
    As a life-long horror fan, possession stories have always been some of my favorites. There?s just something so classic and iconic about the idea of a child or teen being taken over by some sort of dark entity, and even though the trope is typically filled to the brim with religious o...
  • Max Baker
    Jun 05, 2018
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review Holy. Motherloving. Shirtballs. I loved this book. Like full on, no holds bar loved it. A black, gothic tale of possession and power that just oozes a dark sort of charm from start to finish. Ca...
  • Felicia Allen
    Jun 06, 2018
    This was a very unique storyline. Normally when demons are involved it is the demon that is the horror aspect. In this case, it was a human! Clare becomes possessed by a demon and befriends it. Her stepfather finds out about it and has it excised out of her. From then on, Clare does an...
  • Laura
    Aug 23, 2018
    3.5 stars After Clare gets an exorcism, she's desperate to get the demon (referred to as Her) back because she was her only friend. Clare has a complicated life. Her mom and stepdad drink and are belligerent. Her dad passed away and she's still coping. Clare finds herself on an advent...
  • Jennifer Gaarder
    Oct 15, 2018
    Read my reviews at http://www.jenchaosreviews.com The Good DemonBy Jimmy Cajoleas Amulet Books, September 18, 2018 320 Pages, Hardcover Edition Teen Fiction "True DetectivemeetsThe Exorcistin this gripping YA mystery debut about one girl?s exorcism?and he...
  • Kelly Gunderman
    Oct 01, 2018
    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings! You know, I love books that give me the unexpected when I read them. I love books that are completely unlike anything else I've read, books that completely bend my mind i...
  • Kota Jones
    Jun 26, 2018
    Clare has been recently exorcised and unprepared to deal with the world alone, she sets off to get her demon back. Along the way we see the origin story and past stories with Clare and her demon and we also see Clare's developing friendship with the son of the Reverend who took the dem...
  • Elle Maruska
    Nov 06, 2018
    This was so good. Southern gothic YA with demonic possession, arcane languages, secret societies, and ritualistic sacrifice. The MC is incredibly relatable and well written; her relationships with her parents, the demon that's been with her for years, and various townspeople she encoun...
  • Lena
    Sep 08, 2018
    "Like I said, passing through on a sunny afternoon, you wouldn?t see anything was wrong with this place. You have to live here to know it. You have to have spent your whole life drinking its water and breathing its air, taking all the badness and rottenness into yourself, making it a...
  • Mindy Rose
    Oct 02, 2018
    61 of 2018. after being possessed by a demon for most of her life, an exorcism leaves clare desolate and desperate to have her demon - the only real friend she's ever had - returned to her, and as she begins trying to fix her own situation she finds out that her town is a whole mess of...
  • The Library Ladies
    Sep 13, 2018
    (originally reviewed at thelibraryladies.com ) I want to extend a special thank you to both NetGalley and Amulet books for sending me an eARC and a print ARC of this book. I know that Halloween Season isn?t QUITE here yet (though honestly, once Labor Day hits I?m thinking ab...
  • Malanie
    Sep 05, 2018
    This was one of the strangest books I've ever read. I was expecting it to be scary, because it's marketed as being similar to The Exorcism, but really the story was just lovable. THE SMALL TOWN AESTHETIC WAS TREMENDOUS. It takes place in a minuscule Southern town, and Clare, our MC,...
  • Estibaliz79
    Oct 09, 2018
    Thanks to St Martin's Press and Goodreads for the opportunity to win, read and review an ARC of "The Good Demon", by Jimmy Cajoleas... ...it could have been worse. It could have been better. Middle ground, overall. My main complain about this book has to do with the treatment of ...