By Stephanie Chong
Mira, $7.99, 340 pages
Julian Ascher is a demon, and a very good one at that, but after corrupting souls for centuries he has become bored. Interestingly he finds a delightful challenge in the stunningly beautiful and wonderfully innocent Serena St.Claire. Determined to protect her charge, a rising Hollywood star, Serena enters into a bargain with Julian, one that puts her own soul in danger. While resolving to save her charge, Serena fears she may lose her own soul to the devastatingly handsome and devilishly charming Julian.
Where Demons Fear to Tread by Stephanie Chong looks to be the first in her new “The Company of Angels” series. While Where Demons Fear to Tread is enjoyable it is also very forgettable. The story is alright, the idea, unique, but the characters are not memorable and not easy to relate to. Author Chong shows promise though and while Where Demons Fear to Tread is not all you wish it would be, readers would do well to keep an eye out for her future works.
Reviewed by Rebecca Feuerbacher