The Demoness of Waking Dreams

The Demoness of Waking Dreams (The Company of Angels)

By: Stephanie Chong

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review. As is my policy with books that I receive for review, if I don’t like it, I don’t review it.

I don’t normally read romance novels.  Technically, this novel qualifies as a paranormal romance.  What you probably won’t get in this review is much of a review of the romantic qualities of the story.  Sorry, it’s just not my genre.  I do like paranormal stories though, so I should be able to handle that half of it. 🙂

Of course, the parts that make the novel a romance novel are hard to miss.  But, at the same time, they weren’t as “romance”-ey as I expected them to be.  Well integrated into the story, and the flow of the book.  I found the book easy to read, and as a result, it ended up being a pretty quick read.  I think I also expected for the characters to be thin, and hard to relate to, but Chong has done an incredible job making sure that isn’t true.  They all have interesting back stories from the start.

The plot of the novel flows along nicely, quickly moving along from one scene to the next without lots of info dumps that slow it down.  The writing is tight, without the awkward changes in tempo or the grammatical errors that you sometimes see.  The angels/demons is well done and put into a relatively fresh setting and set of rules.  In short, it doesn’t feel like you’re reading another overdone paranormal plot.  That’s good.

It’s a good book, that does a really good job of not appearing to be one in a series.  If you’re into paranormal books, I think you’ll like this.  I thought the romance part of it didn’t stick out like a sort thumb, so even if you don’t do romance novels, you should still like it.