When Life Gives You Demons

When Life Gives You Demons

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A smart and funny young adult novel from the author of Wesley James Ruined My Life, Jennifery Honeybourn, about a girl who fights demons for a living.

Some people have school spirit.

Shelby Black has real ones.

Shelby Black has spent the past six months training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy--a Catholic priest--has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent, but ohmygod, he still doesn't trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time.

But Shelby knows how to keep a secret--even a big one. Like the fact that her mom left under mysterious circumstances and it's all her fault. Shelby is hellbent on finding her mom, no matter what it costs her--even if what it ends up costing her is her soul AND a relationship with Spencer.

Praise for When Life Gives You Demons

"Despite the dark topic, the tone is light and Shelby's first-person narration is comical. A rapid-paced read with plenty of action that may appeal to fans of paranormal fiction." --School Library Journal

Praise for Wesley James Ruined My Life

"Everything readers expect and want from a lighthearted summer teen romance. . .Pitch-perfect." --School Library Journal
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137 x 210 x 25mm | 454g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250309158
  • 9781250309150

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Praise for Wesley James Ruined My Life

"The book's even pacing will entice teens from the start and keep them reading . . . . This [is a] pitch-perfect quirky summer romance." --School Library Journal

"This book was adorable! Light, cute, and a quick read--exactly what I needed. . . . I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more books by Honeybourn in the future." --The Eater of Books

"Immensely readable, utterly charming and absolutely un-put-downable. The duality of Quinn longing to forget Wesley while hurting over being forgotten by her Gran was just beautiful. I got a little weepy. I'm not going to lie." --Jennifer McKenzie
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About Jennifer Honeybourn

Jennifer Honeybourn works in corporate communications in Vancouver, British Columbia. She's a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. She lives with her husband, daughter, and cat in a house filled with books. Jennifer is the author of Wesley James Ruined My Life and When Life Gives You Demons.
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473 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 17% (79)
4 27% (127)
3 38% (178)
2 16% (74)
1 3% (15)
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