Sunday, October 20, 2013

Short Story Weekly #4: The Secret Eater by Ros Jackson+ A Giveaway

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Accepted Readers,
I am back again today with another SSW! I'm really starting to love doing these! I posted a long time ago about falling behind in my reviews, something that has been extremely difficult for me to admit. I feel like I have let down a lot of authors and by doing so, I've also tarnished my reputation. I'm afraid that it will take a great deal of time for me to make an amends, but no matter what it takes I'm determined to make things right. The story I'm featuring this week is The Secret Eater by

Book Info
Title: The Secret Eater
Author: Ros Jackson

Pages: 80
Release Date:  July 15th, 2013
Source Of Copy/Format: From the author/e-book
Buy Links: | Amazon | Smashwords |
My Rating: 3/5
Kenssie is a demon who feeds from secrets. Lately pickings have been slim, and she has grown so weak that her shield of invisibility is slipping. As the servant of a demon who eats embarrassment she already feels like she's the laughing stock of the demonic world. But the scorn of someone who thinks that Hawaiian shirts are the height of cool is the least of her worries. 

A powerful fear demon is dead set on making her his slave, a position that carries seriously short life expectancy.

She has no friends.

No powers.

No clue.

Her only hope of escaping a life of terror lies in stealing a grimoire she's never seen from the clutches of a vindictive group of master demons.
My Review

My First Impression:
I secretly have a thing for demons, so the moment I read the summary I wanted to read it! The idea of the demons feeding on human emotions drawled me in just that much more!

Writing Style:
This book is well-written but has a few grammatical errors. I think this book should be aimed towards younger readers, possibly children in middle school.  The story progresses quickly and is a fast read. The plot is a bit thin but has potential. It is humorous and silly at times, making it an entertaining read. The Secret Eater would be a great book to read to younger teenagers, I'm positive it would be a wonderful experience!

My Opinion:
I was expecting something a little different, something more aimed towards adults. I normally don't read books geared towards the younger crowd but this one wasn't terrible. The humor presented in this book was its saving grace. I found myself giggling out-loud often. The concept behind The Secret Eater is amazing, but needs to be elaborated more. I hope that a sequel is written going more into details about the various demons and the emotions they feed on. I'm interested in seeing what kind of trouble Kenssie will get herself into next time! 
The Giveaway
One of you will win:
An E-book copy of The Secret Eater
(gifted through Amazon or Smashwords, winner's choice)

About the Author

Rock singer, xenobiologist and ninja are just some of the jobs Ros wishes she could put on her CV. She has been a book blogger for over a decade, and has done a wide range of different jobs whilst dreaming of the written word. She lives in Lincolnshire under the iron rule of a grumpy black cat.

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  1. I always love a book that makes me giggle. :)
    Nice review, Helena!

    1. Thanks Ashley :) I had a difficult time with this review and I can't for the love of me figure out why. But your input always makes me feel so much better! :)