Taming Demons for Beginners (The Guild Codex: Demonized #1) by Annette Marie

Taming Demons for Beginners
Annette Marie
(The Guild Codex: Demonized #1)
Published by: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
Publication date: September 13th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy

Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.

From the author of The Guild Codex: Spellbound comes a new series that will plunge an unprepared young woman into the darkest magic of the mythic world.

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I am going to start with a disclaimer and let you all know that I am a huge fan of the other The Guild Codex series which is to be precise: The Guild Codex: Spellbound.

I would highly recommend starting with that series first and I did post a review about book 1 Three Mages and a Margarita. Honestly, once I got started I continued reading the books and getting my hands on them on my Kindle I also did review Book 2 Dark Arts and a Daiquiri but after I just posted the release announcements though I keep devouring those books as soon as they hit Amazon.

Of the Spellbound series, I just recently finished book 5 and if I am not mistaken Robin (our main girl here) appears in book 4.  I am glad we get to have her story, though in the beginning, I was not so enthusiastic about it.

If you ask me why I honestly still cannot give you a straight answer.

However, after I started reading Taming Demons for Beginners, around chapter 3 or 4 I was hooked!  The book is in the same spirit as the Spellbound series, and at the same time I am looking at the events that brought us Robin and got to see how she became bound to a demon.  I really loved that tie-in and it brought everything together for me.

What I am trying to say is that though there are different series, you can feel the connection for sure and going forward in now the new Demonized series, I am expecting quite a bit of crossover.

So YAY for that!

If you have read the Spellbound books, then this is a no brainer, it is equally as well written, fun, entertaining, great action and lovely characters.

I even liked the Demon…

Who would have thought?

That ought to tell you something!!!

If this is your first time stumbling on this series or Annette work in general, then my best recommendation is for you to start for Book 1 Three Mages and a Margarita and go from there. I would actually say that when you hit book 4, stop read this one and go back to book 5.  But of course, the choice is yours.

It comes as no surprise that I am going to be very highly recommending Taming Demons for Beginners and I wish, I could join my favorite Guild too!!  I know you will love it as much as I did.


Author Bio:

Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it’s not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities.

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