Stephanie Beerden was born on Friday the 13th (no joke) in a small city called Genk and has always been fascinated with the occult, magic and books.
Her childhood and teen years were filled with reading whatever she could get her hands on.
One day, she decided she wanted to try her hand at writing her own stories and that was the beginning of her writing adventure.
Stephanie’s biggest dream is to keep writing for as long as she can and finishing all the works-in-progress, she has stashed on her laptop and written in her favourite notebook.
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Smashwords book reviews by Stephanie Beerden
- Priestess Under Fire: A Bridget Feblood novel
on May 08, 2014
I bought a copy of this ebook months ago and now I finally found the time to read it.
Now first off, I liked the story. It’s about Bridget, who’s an orphan and lives on her own. Her best friend plays as a guitarist in a band (which I found awesome), she works in a little café owned by the most temperamental man you’ll ever meet and she has no clue that a lot of those around her, are not what they seem. And after a run on with a demon named Larry. Bridget discovers that her boss is a demon, she’s hunted by the Demon King and everyone has been keeping secrets from her, from the start.
The story is very intense and fast paced, and you really need to pay attention when you read otherwise you could get confused. I really loved the descriptions of the demons transforming to their true forms. But I did have some trouble with the fact that in my opinion, there’s some information missing which would have made the story read a lot smoother.
As for the character, I did not really connect with Bridget, despite the fact that she’s a really nice main character if a little naive and sometimes impulsive. But all in all she’s really likeable and I’m sure a lot of readers will love her, I’m just sorry I didn’t feel the connection.
Then there are Conlan and Felix, Bridget’s best friend slash band member and her boss, respectively. I liked both of them, eventhough they were both so secretive, mostly Felix though. And I know this is gonna sound crazy but I really enjoyed Felix’ temper, it’s so damn explosive that it makes me grin each time he blows up at someone. It’s mean, but I don’t care. And Conlan, gosh, I like him but I wish I had known more about him, even now I still don’t really quite understand who are what he is (in the supernatural department, that is) and it frustrates me.
As for Ansil (The Demon King and our resident evil villain) and Evander, younger brother to both Ansila and Felix. They were both amazing in their own way. I can at times really enjoy the evilness and general cruelty of a well-thought villain. But I still loved Evander the most out of those two, because he’s so cunning, smart and would have been a magnificent main villain, if given the chance to evolve to that stage.
With all that said, I really liked the story but I still felt there were pieces missing that would have made it great, so I’m giving it 3 stars, which I think it wholeheartedly deserves! Just like I believe that people will really enjoy this book. It’s a fine debut novel, that’s definitely worth a read!