Wednesday, March 28

Book Review: The Demon Within by Josh Gagnier

Author: Josh Gagnier
Title: The Demon Within
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Pages: ebook
Published: February 3rd 2015
Where I Got It: My shelf (Given to me by the author/publisher for my honest and unbiased opinion)

Joe grew up listening to the voice in his head. It helped him through school, helped him gain wealth in his career. 

The final temptation of power was too much. He hadn't considered the cost. 

Now he must find a way to defeat The Demon Within. 

Little does he know, his every move is being recorded. Every misstep is being judged. As he gets ever closer to winning over his demon, heavenly eyes watch from above. Some root for his success while others hope he'll fail. 

While Joe fights his demon on the battlefront, the angel Michael fights for his Soul. 

Will Joe win out? Will Michael be able to save Joe's soul? 

Or will the Demon win and thrust Joe into the Abyss.

First…I must say…HOLY CANNOLI. This was not AT all what I was expecting. When I closed this book I was blinking and had to reflect what I had just read. 

The story follows Joe who is battling his demon and his goodness. He stumbles into this world of witches, demons, and so much more. Poor guy has had some tough breaks for sure. It seems like no matter what he does the people he loves either get killed or hurt. The story goes along and you learn things that you do not expect. I had no idea what was going to happen next!

I will admit it took me a little while to really get into the story. Honestly, I feel like I was confused the first few pages. Once I got a grasp on the world and what was going on, I was able to really enjoy the story. Maybe this was done on purpose? Joe is confused too. Sooo it makes sense. 

This was short and I wanted more. There was a cliffhanger, but it was a good one. Not too cliffhanger-ish if you get what I mean. It was done well and I do want to read the next one!!
I felt bad for Joe…hopefully he catches a break in the next one. 

I adored his “monitor” Belath. Hopefully, we learn more about him in the future!! Maybe someday get a short story about his past ;) 

In the end, this was really good. The beginning was a little rocky, but once I got my footing in this world I was able to enjoy the journey. I had NO clue what was going to happen next. I tried to guess, but all my guesses were wrong. It was nice! I’m usually good at guessing. I do recommend this! I’ll stamp this with 4 stars. 


Unknown said...

Thank you for the amazing review!

Teddy Rose said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed 'The Demon Within"! There is a giveaway of the book and a $50 Amazon gift card. Your readers can enter here:

Melliane said...

I confess that I'm superficial and I think I wouldn't have look at it because of the cover but well I should!

Blodeuedd said...

I love when u can not guess right

Carole Rae said...

Josh, thank you so much for stopping by and letting me read it!

Teddy, thank you so much for including me!

Melliane, sometimes you can't judge a book's cover ;)

B, yesss it is my best!

Unknown said...

Blodeuedd: I couldn't even guess as I wrote it. The journey unfolded in front of me as I wrote.

Melliane: I hope you do, and I hope you get pulled into the adventure :)

Carole: Yes, it is convoluted in the beginning to help put the reader in Joe's shoes. He hasn't any real idea what's going on. Even with all of the information provided along the way ;).

Nikolina said...

This is a new author for me so thank you for your honest review!

Carole Rae said...

I always try to be 100% honest. :) Thanks for stopping by Nikolina!