-Guest review by Amidst the Pages-
Title: Our Demons, Best Friends
Author/s: Diana T. Scott
Publication Date: May 100, 2015
Publisher: Diana T. Scott
Number of Pages: 326
“Ava and Sebastian are two medical residents who in a perfect world, would really like each other. But both of them are closely watched by their demons. Their baggage is not light – Ava has hers carefully folded in vacuum bags to occupy as little room as possible; Sebastian wears his like a lead armor that makes him slouch sometimes. They like each other, but how are their demons going to get along?”
First things first, the cover is stunning, and the blurb’s truly promising. Thus, I expected a lot.
OUR DEMONS, BEST FRIENDS is a simple book that contains deep messages. There were too many insights. Sensitive issues were tackled that even after several hours of reading it, of closing the book, I cannot stop thinking about it.
It was fast-paced. Seems like the author squeezed the story at 308 pages, where in fact, it could be prolonged.
The writing is forthright and pleasing enough, Ms. Scott could do better.The writing style used in this book was plain-vanilla.
The story line is not unique, neither cliché. Scott made it different in terms of the complexity of her characters and the situations they’re in. She managed to make it too addictive for her readers mainly because all emotions were poured and it was overflowing.
Like most girls I know, Ava is one who’s charming, bubbly, humorous, and sweet outside. Hiding- are her demons. No one will even suspect that they exist within her. Like Sebastian, she has her dark, broken parts. Unlike Ava, Sebastian is actually not a good person when it comes to interacting with people. He has this cold demeanor which some might hate. Underneath those, are pain and struggles from his past. As their souls being united, they grew in, developed, and became better persons.
Though I liked the main characters, there are issues; like Ava who tends to always mention things that has already happened. Full of hindsights. And most of it are irrelevant.
Whilst the book screams pure drama, I liked how Scott maneuvered humor and entertainment in this supposed to be too-heart-wrenching-story.
Still, the story of this book is perfect for fans of Cynthia Hand, Tabitha Suzuma, and Jay Asher.
Guest review contributed by Amidst the Pages. Imogene reviews almost any genre from both indie and traditionally published authors.