Body and Soul - Jamie Loeak

This book gave me a different review of human/demon interaction. It was like it took old age 'possession' and mixed it with a modern day life. In this book, Jamie Loek, makes her demons the kind that can possess people.


Kate is a teenager who moves to a small seaside town with her parents after they get a new job. On one of the first days she's there she meets Rico and Adriana and is thrown into a world where any moment she could lose her body and soul to a demon who would kill her when he gave it up.I have to admit that when I first started reading this book, I had to wonder if I was going to finish it.


The writing just seemed...awkward and didn't flow as well as I thought it should have. The story line was alright though, and I wanted to find out more about what was going to happen. I think what kept me going was that it did seem to improve as I continued on. I won't say it was the most brilliant writing I have ever seen because, if I did, I'd be lying.


The characters were okay. Kate suffered from her mother never really having anything to do with her. Added to that was the fact that her mother was in denial over her actions as well. Donovan was the best character in the book, I think, although Adriana was a close second. I thought Donovan struggled the most with what he was. What he did at the end of the book was unexpected, but it was the part I loved most about the book.Kate and Rico didn't stand out in the book for me.


There was a lot more that could have been done with those characters to make me connect more with them. Their back story could have been developed better. I only got glimpses into their past lives. I was told that Rico and the others had done terrible things, but I didn't feel like they had. I've read some books that have made me feel the character's pain and this book didn't do that.


Well, actually, I take some of that back. There was a part at the end of the book that touched me more than the whole book did. It was just sad that there wasn't that level of emotion throughout the whole book.And, I really liked the way Jamie represented Light and Darkness. It was a really unique twist on it and it gains extra points from me.Even though this book had some really good parts - the writing style, the lack of character development, and the feeling that I was being told the same thing over and over again spoiled the book for me.


I don't know who I would recommend this book to. I guess anyone who likes Angels/Demons would like to give it a shot.For the first time in a long time, I'm really torn on how to rate this. I didn't really like this book, but I am curious about whether the second book would be better. I'll have to think about whether to read it or not. For this book, though, I have to go with my honest feelings.And that is :- one out of five stars.