Book Review: “X Returns” (Exorsistah #2) by Claudia Mair Burney


“X Returns” (Exorsistah #2) by Claudia Mair Burney (2010)

Genre: Fiction, YA

Page Length: 288 pages (paperback edition)


In the second novel of a three-book series, Emme Vaughn, also known as Exorsistah, returns for a family reunion in this sassy, fun, multicultural, spiritual warfare tale. Now that Emme Vaughn is finally eighteen, she’s ready to strut her devil-whooping diva boots into Saint Dymphna’s Psychiatric Hospital and spring her mama out. Only problem is a lady named Jane Doe beat her to it…two years ago. Jane is as mysterious as her name, but she holds the key to saving Emme’s mama and revealing exactly how Emme got into this evil-fighting business–if Emme can find her. With a lot of prayer, a couple of archangels, and the help of some new soul-friends, X is armed for battle against a malicious force that will do anything to destroy her. But when she needs His Word the most, will she know where to find it? (description from Goodreads)

*Haven’t started the series yet? Check out my review of the first book here.


Emme Vaughn is back and ready to kick some demon butt in the second installment of the Exorsistah series! In this book we see Emme grow a lot as a character. While searching for her mother, she is forced to face her demons (literally) and overcome new obstacles. Through new and old friends she becomes a more trusting person and slowly break down her barriers of shutting others out. Emme also gains and discovers newfound powers in order to defeat her enemies!

The action picks up from the first book as well. Readers will find themselves constantly entertained by the second novel as it is filled with more fight scenes, the supernatural powers intensify, and the drama comes within Emme’s life as she battles her inner emotions and fear.

Final Verdict:

The book ends at a climatic, but somewhat of a cliffhanger point, which leads me to wonder how Emme’s next journey will go. I can’t wait to read the final book! 4 out of 5 stars! 🙂

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