In a culture ripe with the love of all things vampire, fairy, witch, or otherwise supernatural, Juliet Dark has created a plausible world in which these, and other, creatures come alive. Not being a fan of other popular vampire books, I found myself drawn into this story probably because of the more mature themes. Demon Lover is not a silly fantasy book for teenagers. This novel has real literary merit, and it kept me enthralled until the very last page.
Callie McFay is the newest professor at Fairwick College, in upstate New York, and from her first arrival she knows something is different in the small college town. In the pages that follow you are introduced to several creatures that Callie, until now, thought were mystical, but in fact are living amongst the humans. Callie is led on several adventures and mysteries, and by the end of the book you’re presented with a surprise so sudden that you’re left on the edge of your seat.
I liked this book; it had an unusual premise that kept me interested and made me feel as though I wanted to be a character in the book, too. I wanted to walk the snowy campus, live in the adorable old Victorian house, visit the bed and breakfast across the main street. To me, that is the mark of a good book. The Demon Lover is the first in a series, and I look forward to more books chronicling the life of Callie and the rest of Fairwick College.