August 2020

Review

A Demon’s Game- A Paranormal Fantasy: A Maliciously Wicked Short Story.

by S.M. Nevermore

A Demon's Game

This story was quite a whirlwind, a fun little bite-sized adventure that definitely left me wanting more. I thoroughly enjoyed the expressive and charming writing style that made me smile more than once. My only complaint is: I wish it was longer!

A fast and fun read.

★★★★☆

Elements

A short story. Literally.

Characters

The relationship dynamics in the story were thoroughly enjoyable to read about and I loved the playful banter between the characters. I’d be interested in seeing how the character relationships might develop and evolve over time.

Writing Style

S. M. Nevermore’s writing style is amusing and on several occasions made me smile. The voice within this writing is full of personality and spirit, contributing greatly to the enjoyability of this read. There were a few places that could have used some refinement, but this wasn’t major enough to interfere with the story in any great way.

Plot

Short and simple, this little tale left me wanting so much more.

I wish the story had been a little longer since it was such a quick read, but it was fun and absorbed me almost immediately. There was no time to get bored or lose interest since everything happened so fast.

World Building

Despite how quickly this story started, A Demon’s Game was perfectly easy to understand. I don’t read many stories involving witching or demons, but I didn’t feel lost or confused at any point. A Demon’s Game easily brought me up to speed.

Thoughts

First Impression

I’ve never been an anime fan (I know, I’m so sorry) but even I loved this cover. There is something very striking about the demon’s outline against a black background and it made this book cover so eye catching.

The Bad

I wanted more.

I didn’t feel like the story world or characters were too lacking in any way and I really think there was the start of something great here, I just wish that this short story had been a bit less short. Maybe, I just haven’t read enough short stories yet, but I felt like there could have been more of a story arc here. This felt, to me, almost like the opening chapter of a novel, and left me wanting so much more. Now, I have to read the second one because I’m intrigued…

The Good

In my opinion, this short story read a lot like fan fiction and you know what? I love fan fiction. The voice within the text was so free and expressive, making the whole read fast, fun, and light.

Short stories are really starting to grow on me. It’s a quick and easy way to continue doing something I love, without feeling the stress or commitment of trying to undertake a massive novel or series. This story was a perfect example of why I love short little tales, it was a fast and fun read. I got pulled into the story immediately and was quite entertained from beginning to end.

The last word

Fun, amusing, and certainly an enjoyable read.

It’s a short, entertaining story, why not give it a try…

Rating: ★★★★☆

Age Group: YA and Adult

Recommendation: Yes

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Summary: Don’t forget: he’s still a demon.

Series: #1 Demon Games Series

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.