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When life gives you lemons, just be grateful it didn't give you demons instead. Unless we're talking about Jennifer Honeybourn's humorous and irreverent second novel, When Life Gives You Demons, in which case be very grateful that it's finally Pub Day so you can finally take home a copy of your own!

Some people have school spirit. Shelby Black has real ones.

Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.

High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.

What people are saying about When Life Gives You Demons:

"A quick, enjoyable romance with an entertaining side portion of monster. Readers who like their high-school drama with apocalyptic stakes will eat this up." —Booklist

"Despite the dark topic, the tone is light and Shelby’s first-person narration is comical. ... A rapid-paced read with plenty of action." —School Library Journal

"A cute, fast, easy read that will have you smiling and rooting for the good guy. Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans will enjoy this demon hunter tale, as much as anyone who enjoys—a fun version of—The Exorcism of Emily Rose. ... If you're looking for a book that is fun and uplifting, with a tickle of a teenage romance, then this is a good pick!" —Dani the Bookaholic

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