Review – Taming Demons for Beginners

Taming Demons for Beginners book cover


Taming Demons for Beginners


The Guild Codex: Demonized #1


Annette Marie


Urban Fantasy


Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.
When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.
Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.
My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.
Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.
All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.
But I did, and now it’s too late.


5stars rating

*happy sigh* that’s pretty much all I can say about that book… oh, and I have a serious craving for cookies!


Rewind the time from Demon Magic and a Martini and we see how events unfolded that led to the demon chase. We learned quite a bit of Demonica and the different demons, though much is still shrouded in mystery.

Character development:

I can honestly say, I relate soooo much with Robin (in her bookish ways that is, unfortunately, I don’t have magic *sniff*). She’s an introvert and painfully shy, though has a great sense of what is right and wrong. I cannot wait to read more about her and see her opening up more!
Zylas… I must admit I read his name the whole time like he told Robin how to pronounce it. Zuh-yee-las. My brain has a hard time with that for some reason, so I’m just gonna stick to Zylas thank you very much 😀
He is still a delightful mystery, not only cause he’s so different from his brethren but how he treats Robin. They were a pleasure to read about!

Pacing & Flow:

Cookies, cookies, conversation, action and more cookies to tie it all together… mmm cookies…
This book started off a lot slower than we’re used to, but it felt right. There were some overlapping scenes with Demon Magic and a Martini with made me so damn happy 😀
I love how the series are intertwined!

The book itself:

The book itself was well written with no (noticeable) errors. There is no sex described (if that is important to you).
The book is 360 pages long, spread over 29 chapters and told from Robin’s point of view.

Final Thoughts:

I honestly, so freaking love these books! They have become my go-to when I need a good book, filled with action and that will entertain me and leave me with a big grin on my face. I cannot recommend this series enough… seriously, go read it! 😉
For me… The Alchemist and an Amaretto is next in line (yay)