Publisher: Entangled: Teen (January 7, 2014)
Sold by: Macmillan
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Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.
When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find "her" demon. To take back what was stolen.
Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.
Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.
In this book Penelope, or as most people call her, Pen, is a witch. Not the broomsticks and cauldrons kind of witch but the demon fighting kind of witch. Never heard of that? Let me explain her story then. In Pen's world, witches are children of heaven. The first witch was a human given some powers of an angel. They are given these powers to protect humans from demons. Pen and her whole family are witches. But when Pen was nine, she and her parents got attached by a demon. It killed her parents and drained her of her essence, or her power. But she didn't die. Everyone dies when their essence had been drained, well... except Pen. It still works when she is around family members, but doesn't on her own. No one knows this except her sister and her grandparents. One day she forgot her salt, which by the way, can harm demons, and she got chased by a demon into an alley. She managed to trap it on iron, which can also harm a demon. But she was alone. No one to help her expel the demon back to hell. That's when she meets handsome Carter. A boy she has never seen before. Her powers suddenly work. But as soon as he leaves they don't. Can this new boy have something to do with this suddenly found power?
I enjoyed this book. I honestly did. I thought it was well written, the idea of demons are getting more popular, this kind of book could not have had better timing in my opinion. My review is a bit late but here it is at last. The day I read this book I saw I, Frankenstein, the movie, and this book had a lot in common, which is good because I liked both. Maybe the witches and gargoyles should team up. That was fairly off topic. Back on track now...I would like to say that loved the action, the writing, the uniqueness of it all. I've never read anything like it. This was a great read. My favorite character is probably Pen's sister. She's funny, and Pen thinks she has to save her, but she has always been fine and has already killed the demon.
I'd recommend this to anyone who likes paranormal reads!
Thanks for reading!