Awake a year-long coma, where he literally spent in hell, Caden Butcher, 17, developed a special power. He can speak to demons in their own language. This new trick helps him take over the family exorcism business, from his broken alcoholic father. Having to take care of the finances, Caden makes a decent income getting rid of demons. He’s known as the young whiz-kid exorcist to the stars, obtaining most of his work in Hollywood. But what others don’t know is the exorcisms are all staged with the help of his best buddy, a demon he met in hell named Dantalion (Dan).
When an exorcism goes wrong, Caden discovers the demon inside a teen girl is not the run of the mill malicious entity but an adversary from down under who is hell bent on Caden’s destruction. The International Order of Exorcists, an organization that tolerates Caden at best because of his respected father, starts their own investigation because of his screw up.
Now with the help of his demon buddy, and Caden’s girlfriend Aspen Spencer, a skilled necromancer, Caden must track down the rogue demon before he can expose Caden as a fraud and destroy everything that matters to him in his life, ending his reign as the one and only Demon Whisperer.
Caden is a excorist with a few secrets. He stages demon-possessions in order to earn easy cash. That premise alone is sure to hook and entertain. Earlier this year I reviewed Static, another book from Tawny Stokes. When I got the opportunity to take part in the tour for Demon Whisperer, I knew I had to read it as well.
Stokes has weaved another demon-filled book (with the occasional zombie) that is fast-paced and filled with fun. I *love* that Stokes has given her demons a human-like quality – even with their physical differences. Granted, they aren’t all friendly, they are demons. Dan was easily my favorite character. Aspen also proved to be a strong, entertaining character – I would love to see a book based on Aspen and her family, the necromancers.
I found myself gasping in horror in the big fight scene – something that never fails to make me happy. I am curious to see where Stokes takes the series. If you are in the mood for action with a bit of romance and lots of creepy monsters, check out Demon Whisperer. If you haven’t already picked up Static, I encourage you to do so as well!