Demon Bound

Demon Bound

by Chris Cannon

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Overview

When a summoning goes awry, suddenly booknerd Meena’s summer job becomes something drastically different. Instead of cleaning eccentric Carol’s house, she’s bound to a demon as his soul-collector. Soon Meena discovers that the boring, pageant-obsessed, bonfire-loving town that she’s never fit in to is a hotbed for soul-sucking demons, demon-hunting witches, and vampires who just wanna have fun… And then she comes into her own powers.

Could things get any stranger? Good thing she meets new guy Jake—who gets her and still hangs around.

When Jake’s mom sends him off to his Aunt Zelda’s for the summer, he thought he’d be bored. But nothing is what it seems in this town. His aunt isn’t just odd, she’s a witch who fights demons and tries to maintain the magical balance of the town. Jake should get the hell out of there and, he would leave, except for bad-ass newbie witch Meena, who looks at him like he matters.

He never counted on sticking around, but Meena’s bound to a demon who wants to destroy her soul—and Jake’s finally found someone worth fighting for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682815274
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 01/06/2020
Series: Crossroads Chronicles , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 312,694
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Boyfriend Chronicles and the Dating Dilemmas series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures, urban fantasies, or romantic comedies. You can find her online at www.chriscannonauthor.com.

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Demon Bound 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lenorewastaken 19 days ago
3 stars — Hmmm…there were a lot of very intriguing elements to this story, some seriously unique stuff that has me curious where the series is going. But honestly? There was something missing…I had a hard time connecting with Meena and Jake. I needed something more to really draw me in. I think part of my problem is actually that there was a LOT happening in this story, and it made things feel rushed and I didn’t get a chance to really sink myself into who Meena and Jake were as people outside of all the paranormal shiznit. And since characters are my bag, that was definitely a failing. I was also wary about their relationship with one another, especially with the strange attractions to Bane and Sybil standing in the wings. And since this author has switched up love interests in other series, I was wary about investing in them as a couple. Meena was a bit too impulsive and accepting of all the craziness. I guess Jake was a bit too. And I was unsatisfied with Jake’s wishy washiness at the end, especially since we don’t know why. It just didn’t make him a very swoony hero. I was especially dissatisfied with Meena’s relationships with her Dad and the Mom stuff too…it needed something more. Now, besides the MCs and the jam-packed plot/world, there were a few shining stars. I thought Carol and Zelda were intriguing, and wouldn’t have minded some more with them. I loved the parts where Aunt Zelda and Jake connected and he started to feel like he belonged. I also LOVED the familiars. They were hands down my favourite of this book! Obviously Goblin was awesome, but the star was Sage for me. They amused me, but they also brought heart. Basically this book needed a bit more focus and depth. I’m not likely to read anymore, because I’m just not invested enough.
FizzaYounis 20 days ago
It's a great story and very well-written. The author has built a very interesting world. It has demons, vampires, and most importantly romance. It's a fantasy YA novel told from the point of view of Meena and Jake. Both teens experience a summer they will not forget any time soon. All Meena wants is a summer job but what she gets is so much more than she signed up for. Now, she works for a demon and collects other people's souls. Who knew their small town was infested with so many supernatural beings and none of them nice. In all the mess, the only good thing that happened was meeting Jake. Maybe there is a chance things could go back to normal... if they tried to find a way out of this mess... Jake is spending the summer with his aunt in a small town. Unfortunately, this small town is unlike any other and now he is involved with vampires and demons. He could run away but he would never leave his aunt Zelda or Meena when he knows that there is danger surrounding them. But what could a teenager do when faced with supernatural powers? This is a very interesting and entertaining read. I absolutely loved it, especially the ending. all the characters are well-developed and lovable. The story flows perfectly and has a very nice pace. All in all, this is an amazing fantasy story and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
onemused 20 days ago
DEMON BOUND is an engaging YA fantasy that follows two teens, Meena and Jake, over an unforgettable summer. Meena is a booknerd in a family of pageant princesses. She has been looking for a summer job that does not involve fast food. When she sees an ad to work for an eccentric woman and do cleaning, Meena is willing to do it. However, after signing the contract, the things the woman has been ranting about come true and a demon has now forced her to work for him. At the same time, she met Jake, somewhat related to Zelda, a woman who has an occult shop that Meena's new boss sent her to. Meena's new job is about to get a lot more difficult when she finds out that she has to help collect souls for the demon Bane, who also seems to have a lot of interest in her and playing with her hair. Welcome to Crossroads- a place where the supernatural hides in plain sight. With demons, vampires, ghosts, and more, this summer is anything but boring. The romance was super fast and not well-developed, but it was likely faster because of the intensity of scenarios they are in. I did not mind it much overall, as they aren't so serious and it felt very teenaged (so appropriate for character age). There is also a love square that seems to be developing, and I definitely want to see where that goes. The book feels a lot like Cannon's GOING DOWN IN FLAMES series, so this will definitely fill the gap that the series ending left. However, the world and characters are all new, and the world-building is good. It felt like a fast read because it was hard to put down, and it was overall really enjoyable. Would highly recommend for fans of Cannon's work. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
SchizanthusNerd 21 days ago
As a long term romantiphobe it makes zero sense that I eagerly await the next book by an author who writes romance novels, but that’s the voodoo Chris Cannon has somehow managed to place upon me. After laughing at myself because of my accidental enjoyment of my first few Chris Cannon reads, I now get smiley when I realise there’s a new book on the horizon. See? Voodoo! I don’t have to work to get into Chris’ books. I’m sucked in right about the time the main character is described as a bookworm. So, about page 1. Meena lives in Crossroads, a small town in Southern Illinois with farmhouses and cornfields, a place she describes as “boring with a huge helping of judgmental”. Entertainment in Crossroads consists of the diner, library, pageants and bonfires. Meena isn’t a pageant kind of girl, unlike her older sister, so she spends a good portion of her time hiding out in the library. She lives in books and can’t wait to go away to college. All of the trouble that follows Meena applying for a summer cleaning job with Carol can be traced back to her need to feed her addiction to books, but as a fellow hopeless book addict I understand the pain of the money to book ratio only too well. “One of the reasons I liked to live in books is that real life mostly let me down.” Meena’s new job also requires she collects Carol’s orders from Madame Zelda, a fortune teller, whose nephew (sort of) is staying with her for the summer. I say ‘sort of’ because Zelda is actually Jake’s mother’s second husband’s aunt. Naturally Meena and Jake cross paths and then they’re practically insta-kissing, followed soon after by some insecurity and jealousy, then more kissing. “I was kind of afraid he’d forget about me as soon as another girl came along.” Previous Chris Cannon books I’ve read have been fun, bantery smooch-fests. This book also features some lip locking but a tad less banter than I’ve come to expect from Chris’ books. However, this one also includes some entertaining supernatural elements. Witches, demons, spirits and vampires also make Crossroads their home, which makes for some interesting dynamics. Along with the good ol’ faithfuls like spells, wards and salt lines, there are also imaginative additions like Super Soakers fuelled with holy water! I chuckled whenever a vampire said something “sucked”. “Is it just me, or do you have a sense of impending doom?” My favourite characters were Sybil, the vampire, and the familiars, Goblin and Sage. Bane, the crossroads demon, was an early contender but some of his behaviour creeped me out. “You’re reading about demons? I’m flattered.” Carol and Zelda, who seemed quite powerful in the lead up to the events in this book, disappointed me by seeming to accept the hands they were dealt without the fight that I expected from them. If there’s a sequel I’d love to see what they’re truly capable of. It’s not a Chris Cannon book if I don’t get to drool over the food. I craved apple pie, pizza, hamburgers, chocolate shakes, cake, donuts, cinnamon rolls, bacon, and ice cream during this book. “Remember our family motto,” my dad said. “With ice cream, everything is possible.” Content warnings are included in my Goodreads review. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read this book.