Monday, March 23, 2015

Demon Child By Kylie Chan Book Review & Blog Tour

Title: Demon Child (Celestial Battle #2)
Author: Kylie Chan
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Source: Paperback
Pages: 544
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Australian bestseller Kylie Chan returns with a new, fast-paced adventure of magic, martial arts, and romance. 
This trilogy follows the story of John Chen and Emma Donohoe. They have just found out that Emma has Demon blood. The Sidhe - or Shining folk, who defeated the Western Shen a thousand years ago - are prepared to do battle against the Western Shen to retain their dominance. 
Emma’s allegiance is torn: to fight for her kind, the Western demons she is descended from, or to stand alongside her beloved Xuan Wu.
Cover Thoughts-
I love the incorporation of the turtle because of the legend in the book. The first page even has a little quote about the turtle. It holds a lot of symbolism. I'm not sure what the Chinese characters are. If anyone knows feel free to comment the translation.

First Thought-
I haven't read the first book so I'm going in blind here. This is also the first book by Kylie Chan I have ever read.

I'm glad I read this book. It was a struggle at first because I was so lost. After reading this story I'm about to purchase the rest of the series and other Kylie Chan books and start from the beginning. The legend and story behind the characters is so enticing and vivid. I'll probably dream that I'm part of the series. I get pretty picky about novels that use unequal amounts of romance with action, but this story was perfect.  The character development is spot on. I really felt like I was Emma at times. In the beginning John makes a reference to Emma before she gets all bad ass. I can't wait to start from the beginning and find out how she was before. I believe my favorite part of the book is the symbolism. The different animals or creatures all mean something. There should be a quiz about what our true forms would be. Kylie Chan added a very nice glossary to the end so we could differentiate people and terms. Thank goodness otherwise I would have been more lost. I had to read some pages twice to understand who is who and what is what.

Overall Readability-
I recommend this book for readers who have read the first book. This was very hard for me to get into until I reached the middle. I do, however recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good, legendary, romantic, action packed tale of bad assery.

My Final Thought-
Time to read every book by Kylie Chan.

4 out of 5 Haunted Roses

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Author Information

Kylie Chan is the bestselling author of the Dark Heavens and Journey to Wudang trilogies. She married a Hong Kong national in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony. 

Kylie has studied Kung Fu and Tai Chi and is a senior belt in both forms. She has also made an intensive study of Buddhist and Taoist philosophy and has brought all of these interests together into her storytelling. 

She lived in Hong Kong for many years and now lives in Brisbane, Australia.

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