Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie – A Book Review

Posted October 26, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 4 Comments

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Taming Demons for Beginners

(The Guild Codex: Demonized – Book1)

by Annette Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A great Urban Fantasy that ventures back into the Guild Codex world, showcasing new characters and amazing action. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Rule one: Don’t look at the demon.

When I arrived at my uncle’s house, I expected my relatives to be like me—outcast sorcerers who don’t practice magic. I was right about the sorcery, but wrong about everything else.

Rule two: Don’t listen to the demon.

My uncle chose a far deadlier power. He calls creatures of darkness into our world, binds them into service contracts, and sells them to the highest bidder. And I’m supposed to act like I don’t know how illegal and dangerous it is.

Rule three: Don’t talk to the demon.

All I had to do was keep my nose out of it. Pretend I didn’t find the summoning circle in the basement. Pretend I didn’t notice the shadowy being trapped inside it. Pretend I didn’t break the rules.

But I did, and now it’s too late.

Thoughts on Taming Demons For Beginners


When we first saw Robin in the other codex series, she was introduced from the perspective of the other characters, but the tiny demon contractor was fascinating! This novel, from her perspective, widens that lens and shows us the other side- and what she thinks of the original quartet! It’s great and I can’t wait to see what this group gets into next!


  • Well written.
  • Blends well with the first series while standing alone.
  • Zylas….. can I have a crush on a demon? I have a crush on a demon.


  • I thought Robin would be stronger, actually, from seeing her previously. But she’s not. It’s jarring, but it truly works much better this way.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type



R for violence, PG-13 for everything else.

Romantic Dynamic

Not really sure yet? If anything, M/F – but this is a strict Urban Fantasy atm.

Character Age Range


Final Verdict on Taming Demons For Beginners

5 out of 5 Stars

Thoroughly enjoyable and well written, this is Urban Fantasy at its most distilled. Free on KU!

Published September 13th, 2019
296 Pages

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