An ancient myth + a mean girl + a reluctant warrior = a lively take on good vs. evil
The Black Rose--a powerful ancient force--has been let loose and has taken up residence in Celeste Gibson, popular girl at Cassidy Carter-Lewis' high school. Thomas Delacroix is the spirit of a fourteenth-century knight who is devoted to protecting the Black Rose, but he needs a contemporary living being to take on the challenge. That's where Cassidy comes in. She's a quirky high school junior who just wants to dress in her vintage clothes, hang out with her best friend, and take care of her father, who is recovering from surgery. She's the last person who would ever volunteer for such a task, but no one actually asked her. Now, like it or not, she finds herself training before dawn and battling demons at parties, the mall, and even at school. But hey, no one ever said high school was going to be easy. . .
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Amanda Ashby (www.amandaashby.com) was born in Australia and after sixteen years splitting her time between England and New Zealand, she has finally returned home. When she's not moving between countries, she likes to write books (okay, she also likes to watch television and eat chocolate, but let's just keep that between ourselves, shall we?). She has a degree in English and journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children.Review:
"With interesting characters and a fresh plot, this absorbing read addresses everything from peer pressure to intelligent guy pals to self-reliance, with just enough paranormal activity to maintain an edge. The message never overwhelms the fun in this frothy paranormal romp." Kirkus Reviews for Demonosity
"Ashby's frothy romp percolates with lighthearted humor and droll dialogue, while an involving plot and themes exploring friendship and self-reliance add satisfying substance." School Library Journal review of Demonosity
"I love reading a new Amanda Ashby book. I know to expect a fun, quirky paranormal read and it's always what I get. It's a nice break from all the serious paranormal reads, always focused on the battle between good and evil. Ashby's books do deal with that battle, but she infuses them with humor and a fun-loving protagonist." Book Chic on Demonosity
“Laced with humor, danger, and romance, this book will have readers smiling all the way to the last page.”—Publishers Weekly review of Fairy Bad Day
“Light, fast-paced, and not particularly scary . . . will quench the thirst of the Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine set.”—School Library Journal review of Zombie Queen of Newbury High
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