Daemons in the Mist by Alicia Kat Dillman

Posted by Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews on September 19, 2011 in Reviews |



Title: Daemons in the Mist: The Marked Ones (Volume 1)

Author: Alicia Kat Dillman

Publisher: Korat Publishing

Release: June 15, 2011

Length: 466 pages

Age Group: Young Adult

Recommend: Jennifer says, “This book offers a variety of wonderful characters, an intriguing story line, action/adventure, romance, and page turning fun.”


She could have been a perfectly normal, albeit a breathtakingly beautiful girl, but she wasn’t, for I knew there were secrets hidden behind her eyes.

Seventeen year old Patrick Connolly has been drawn to Nualla ever since he first saw her, but as the years pass she seems to take absolutely no notice of him. Until, that is, he rescues her from a confrontation in the school hallway. Little does he know that he’s about to be thrust into a world of life altering secrets and things that shouldn’t exist, because the fog and mist of San Francisco is concealing more than just buildings.

Deliriously captivating and extraordinarily soulful, Daemons in the Mist beautifully weaves together two voices to tell the story of what happens when life leads you down a not so normal path. ~ Goodreads


Review by Jennifer


Alicia Kat Dillman is an author and illustrator. Daemons in the Mist is Alicia’s debut YA novel. She has created a story that is engrossing from start to finish. The detail she uses in her descriptions are like the strokes of an artist’s brush bringing to life images on canvas. Her words create a wonderful mind movie.


Likes: I loved the two main characters, Patrick and Nualla. The story is told from the perspective of both characters. Patrick is an ordinary 17 year old senior in high school. He is insecure when it comes to Nualla Galathea. How could she possibly want to be with Patrick? Patrick is so believable because he reacts the way a teenager would to situations he is involved in. His thoughts are humorous which make the reading fun. Nualla does impulsive things but she doesn’t come across as an average teen, possibly because she comes from behind the mist. She’s a daemon. I liked the aspect of daemons. The author gives some background but I was intrigued so I looked up more info. The idea of daemons was new to me which made this book all the more interesting. I love the descriptive writing that the author uses to build the setting and background knowledge. I could picture everything as the author was unraveling the story.

Dislikes: The only thing I disliked is that the story ended with an unresolved issue. I suppose it needed to since there will be a second book. I just have questions burning in my mind that I now have to wait to resolve. I guess that is just part of the life of a reader.

Overall: This book offers a variety of wonderful characters, an intriguing story line, action/adventure, romance, and page turning fun. It was my pleasure to read this well written book. Any fan of the YA genre will not be disappointed. I recommend it for anyone who wants to be swept away into the mist for awhile. You won’t be able to put it down until the very end. Daemons in the Mist is enticing.



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