This is one of those books that as I was reading, I kept comparing to today’s socio-economic-political situations.
RUNNING FROM DEMONS is the first book I’ve read by this author and while it is the second book in a series, I did not realize it until I read the comments at the end of the book.
This book was a tale that involves lots of characters, some well developed and important – others are background players to move the story forward. It is well plotted and has a very clear beginning, middle and end. The world building was fantastic and yet it seemed so familiar. Although this book is set in a “made up” land and time, there are familiar themes to the story. For example:
“Time to go to the restrooms before the bus takes off.” … “I don’t have to go.” … “Well, squeeze your drips. I’ll smack you up the head if you start whining on the bus.”
This book almost reads like an RPG story. It is written with such detail that I felt and the MC’s were able to make decisions based on limited facts.
I am going to be adding this to my TBRA (to be read again) pile because I will revisit it when the next installment comes out.
I would recommend this to readers from YA to my mom’s book club.
Review by @mauraharper