Review: Lethally Blonde by Patrice Lyle

Lethally Blonde by Patrice Lyle
Release Date: February 14, 2012
Publisher:  Leap Books
Pages: 258
Source:  author

If Elle Woods were a teenage demon, her name would be Morgan Skully. Morgan is the world’s only blonde demon girl, and she’s got a brand new, very unusual after school job. Spying for the Devil. She’d much rather use her cloak-and-dagger skills to spy on hottie-licious Derek with her friends, but the Devil won’t take no for an answer. Luckily for Morgan, her new boss is kinda hot. Her assignment is simple: find out who at Pitchfork Prep is funneling secrets to the Siberian Werewolf Council. If she succeeds, pedicures and platinum highlights are just the beginning. But if she fails…there’s more on the line than killer shoes.

 

Review:  This was a young adult paranormal and neither are genres I would normally read. I was pleasantly surprised by the lightness of the story line – even if the Devil and Demon Chicks were involved. The story  had actual laugh out loud and feel good moments. The book was reminiscent to me of several TV shows that were geared to tweens and could be found on Disney or Nick at Night. Shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Zenon movies amongst others.

The characters were well developed and I could feel their angst and worries over normal high school issues even if they were in the demon world. The descriptions were vivid and I felt I was there – smelling the honey and makeup flavors, flying around when in demon mode, and seeing the locations where the story took place – Washington D.C., the high school and Morgan’s apartment. There were the normal teenage moments of rebellion, friendships and family along with lots of girlie things whether in the real or demon world. I liked the way the author showed us the demon world through some of the specific classes that were offered and “potty mouth” words that were used.

There was nice closure to the story although very unexpected. The book took many twists and turns but kept my interest throughout. I would give another book by Lyle a try and may grow to like both young adult books and paranormals that have a lighter bent.

Favorite Quote:  If my throat hadn’t been so desert dry, I would have gulped. Water, I needed water. All my saliva had evaporated. How had I let Derek into my DNA like this? Here I was with a total hottie-licious Greek God (the Devil no less) and all I could think about was whether or not Derek had just zinged me.