Title: The Demon Catchers of Milan
Author: Kat Beyer
Pub Date: 5/2012
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: The Demon Catchers of Milan is a throwback to a more serious sub-genre of teen fiction. Mia comes from an Italian family that moved to the USA after a serious of mysterious events that neither parent wants to discuss. After being possessed by a demon, the family comes to the unfortunate conclusion that Mia's safety is in jeopardy and the only haven for her is in Milan with extended family. Mia's extended family happen to be demon catchers. Thrust into a new lifestyle, Mia is forced to embrace Italian culture, language, and people.
Memorable or Forgettable: Kat Beyer has some typical teen novel elements such as love and magic in her novel, but changes them into a new and engaging device that captures the reader's attention. Sprinkled throughout the novel are Italian phrases that make you feel as if you are in the story. The only complaint I had in reading this novel was that it seemed to short. Mia's story is rich and full of detail, begging to have more written about.
Cover: The cover fully reflects some recurring images you find in the novel. The dark tones and rich colors create a sexy mysterious vibe for the book and successfully appeal to the reader.
Age Range: 12 and up
Quality: 5Q Hard to imagine a better book
Popularity: 5P Everyone wants to read it