Review: The Demon Catchers of Milan by Kat Beyer

Author: Kat Beyer
Publisher: Liza Dawson Associates
Publication Date: July 28th 2015
Source: ebook (given by Netgalley)


Mia’s ordinary life is disrupted for good in the most horrifying way possible when she is possessed by a hungry and powerful demon—and saved only by the arrival of relatives from Italy, the country her grandfather fled many decades ago. Now her cousins, the charming and gorgeous Emilio and stern, elderly Giuliano, say the only way to keep Mia safe is for her to come back with them to Milan, to live, to learn Italian, to fall in and out of love, and to master the family trade: fighting all demons with the ancient lore of bell, book, and candle. Milan is not what Mia expected, but it will change her forever

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Mia is just an ordinary girl living in the USA until she's possessed by an ancient demon and her strange Italian family that she never heard about appears on her doorstep to help her.
Her cousins want to take her back to Milan with them since they're the only ones who can protect her but she's reluctant to leave her family and depart to the country her grandfather left and never spoke about anymore... She was afraid of what she might discover...
She ends up going to Milan with her "Adonis" kind of cousin and with his grandfather and begins a journey learning history, Italian and maybe some demon fighting tricks while she discovers Milan's darkest corners.
I have to start by stating that this book has so many great components that I'm afraid to forget any of them or to say too much that it cracks the mystery in the story and ruins it! So I'm going to do my best!
The fact that this book talks about an ancient Italian family of demon fighters instantly drawn me into this book and it didn't disappoint me! The research for the story is so "on point" that you can really feel that you're in Milan and you can feel like your Mia, and that's my favourite kind of book.
Character wise this book has it all: excellent, nice, good, bad and ugly (I'm talking about their personalities). That diversity allowed the author to create awesome dynamics between characters what turned the book even more real!
All the events have their part of history, fantasy and present-day reality what is very good since you're being educated while having fun.
This book is for all the demon hunters and supernatural fans which means that if you like "The Shadowhunter Chronicles" by Cassandra Clare and/or the "Mediator Series" by Meg Cabot you'll love this book.

Duomo, Milano, Italia

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