This book starts with Mia, possessed by a demon, destroying her house and beating up her family. She is rescued by relatives from Italy who remove the demon and then convince Mia and her family that she needs to go back to Milan with them. In Milan, Mia learns about her family legacy (the fight demons)and about the family’s place in Milanese history. Mia learns the language and the culture and how to fight demons. We are introduced to her wonderful extended family, all of whom are involved in the family business in one way or another. Mia also learns that her demon has been terrorizing the family for a long time and will come for her again. She must be strong enough to fight the demon or she will not survive.
This is definitely the first in a series because nothing is really resolved at the end of this book. I have a feeling this series is one I am going to wish I could read all at once instead of waiting between books. However, I did enjoy Mia’s story. I loved the look into Milanese life. And this book definitely made me hungry…the food described throughout sounded wonderful. More than anything this book made me want to go to Italy, to explore the cities and the culture and the food. I can’t wait for the next book.