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Book Review: Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul by H.A. Goodman

Logic of DemonsWhat would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the spiritual consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition. Whether you are God fearing individual or an atheist, LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds. - from Goodreads.com

Devin has become a demon. After his wife was raped and murdered, he became depressed, and all he could think about was avenging his wife's death, by killing her murderer. As a result,  he ends up in Hell, as a demon. He's been recruited by Satan to help sell 'The Company's Formula'. In order to see his wife again, he is told that he must sell this Formula to a teenage girl called Nadine. Of course, he accepts. But, this being Hell, accepting the job of selling the Formula was the wrong choice, and now he has to face the consequences.

I have to admit, the beginning was very slow for me. It took me about 3 days to read the first 30 pages, and I was close to giving up. I didn't feel the need to keep reading about what would happen to Devin after he killed his wife's murderer, but I kept going, because, you never know, it might get better.

And it did. About a third of the way through, I couldn't stop reading. Although some of the characters are a little be unrealistic, and the plot's a little bit too complex, it was very exciting, and the pages kept turning. The writing was very detailed, and the storyline unique, so hats off to the author for thinking up a completely new story. At times I felt it was a little hard to keep up with everything that kept happening, but after a while, you get used to the style of writing, and it just gets better and better. I found myself, more than once, feeling the characters emotions, and the whole book was just an emotional roller-coaster. I was happy for Devin, angry at Devin, annoyed at Satan, depressed for Nadine, but I was especially sad for Jamshidt, when he tells Devin his story, and about his sister. That was, although it was very sad and not a very nice story, one of my favourite parts of the book, purely because the writing was awesome, and I really thought I was there, even though I didn't want to be. 

There were quite a few plot twists in Logic of Demons, and while some people may think that there are too many, I think they kept the story interesting and the twists keep the reader hooked. They encourage you to read on, and you can't stop.  

My one complaint is that it took me so long to read. I took me about a week and a half to read, which is a long time for me. Especially as it was only a 262 page book. I'm not sure why it took me so long to read, only I think it was me, and not the book that made me read it so slowly.

Overall, I was very impressed by H.A. Goodman's debut novel, and I would definitely recommend it!


I give it 4 Feet!

I'd just like to say a massive *THANK YOU* to H.A. Goodman for sending me the book all the way from America for me to review. It was much appreciated!

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  1. Wow, awesome! It's great that you liked it! :D I got this book for request too, and I can't wait to get to reading it - I've heard such great things about it. :) Thank you for the review! <3

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