Divine Dora by Claire Chilton


Divine Dora

By: Claire Chilton
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Humor/Comedy, Paranormal
Pages: 256
Series: The Demon Diaries #3
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Published on: June 28th 2015
Divine Dora by Claire Chilton

Heaven just turned out to be worse than Hell!

After being killed, Dora Carridine was shipped off to Heaven. But she’s not ready to give up her life just yet, especially not when it means spending eternity in angel boot camp.

She does everything in her power to try to get home, but nothing works. Even if she manages to escape Camp Angel and survive the sadistic drill sergeant, she still doesn’t know how to get her body back.

Powerless and alone, she decides that there is only one thing she can do. Dora has to find God and hope he’s not a sanctimonious dick.

Also by this author: A Hint of Hell (Paranormal Comedy), Detention, A Hint of Magic

I received this book for free from Author Gifted in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Andi's Review

 

And we get to the final book in the Demon Diaries series as it sits right now.  Yes I am a little sad, but this one opened a lot of new avenues so I am excited.

 

Okay so in Deceased Dora you met Lucian, the fallen one, who trips on everything.  You learned more about Dora, Kieron, and Pooey.  Well in this one it picks up right as Deceased Dora ends and it starts with Kieron, Lucian, and Pooey taking Dora’s empty shell of a body through the door in the basement of her father’s church.  The door is a back way tunnel to Heaven and that is where they hope to find Dora.  Although Lucian is already bitching about having to go, Kieron thinks he is up to no good, and I am inclined to believe him with how shady he gets the closer they get to heaven.

 

Meanwhile Dora is first in Limbo, which is a glorified waiting room, and then she is removed to Angel Boot Camp.  Now this is where the snarky and comedy comes in.  The Drill Sergeant’s name is Fluffers.  Get it, white wings, fluffy, and with how pissy he is, the name is oddly fitting.  But, honestly would else would you want running Camp Angel.

 

So while Dora is learning the ins, outs, and nasty bits of Heaven, Lucian, Pooey, and Kieron are running around, trying not to get killed while searching for Dora.  Sometimes it feels like a three stooges skit.  I run here, you run here, but I just ran there.

 

This book is like the rest with some humor, some seriousness, and a good bit of crass, snarky behavior.  I mean you are in Heaven questioning angels, that has to have some snark to it.  If religious, this book actually has some very thoughtful phrases and ideas thrown in with the language and overall comedic nature.  The big questions that people have been asking for centuries are talked about in this book, and it does have a more serious tone than the other ones, but I liked that about this one.  It added that touch of seriousness among the rest of the antics.

 

Overall you learn more about some of the characters than the other books allowed, you see the strength and weaknesses that they have and how they overcome those.  It is a good book and boy does Divine Dora fit the title.  She goes from a witchy teen, to a hellish demon, to a dead humanish, to the Divine Dora that we all hate to love and love to hate, okay who am I kidding, no one hates her.

 

4.5 stars

 

 

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About Claire Chilton

A prolific writer with wide-ranging interests, Claire Chilton specialises in new adult fiction and speculative fiction, which includes genres such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, comedy and romance. Hustle, her Harlequin debut, won the publisher’s So You Think You Can Write contest on Wattpad. Her previous books include a humorous young adult science-fiction series called The Squishies Series and a paranormal comedy series, The Demon Diaries.

Claire Chilton is a web designer with an honours degree in English Literature and a passion for great stories. She’s done just about every job on the planet at least once, and she’s won an award for being ‘the most likely to trip over the red carpet and flash her arse at the cameras’.

After exploring the world in her misspent youth, travelling across Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean, she now lives in an ancient Roman city in Yorkshire with her Californian fiancé and a fluffy kitten called Shadow, who is convinced she is a bigger cat than she is.

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