Novel: Demon Kissed
I love demons. As strange as that sounds, I do love demons. Not the smelly I want to eat your brains type of demons. Those are just plain disgusting. I like demons that don't want to be demons. Like Kresley Cole's demons. Gena Showalter's demons. Sherrilyn Kenyon's demons.
The demons in this novel are interesting and well worth the read, let me tell you why.
Synopsis: The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss- he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortals has rage for millennia without distraction. Until now. Ivy is an anomaly- she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old. Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before. This time it does. And if she misplaces her trust, she's dead. To her horror, she starts falling in love at the worst possible time-with the enemy. He appears to be protecting her. But she can't be certain if he is trying to help her, or help himself to power. For Ivy, trusting the right person is the difference between love and survival, or a deadly demon kiss.
My Take: Ivy is an emotionally drained girl who is suffering from a terrible loss and is trying to lose herself in mindless indulgences. After a terrible night with her boyfriend, she is left near death on the ground of the forest and she wakes as a different person. Ivy is thrust into a war between angels and demons, and she is the only one caught in between. Now as her emotions are forced into the impending battle, she must figure out who to trust and how to survive after the demon kiss.
My Review: Ivy is absolutely amusing. No matter what she's forced to deal with, she finds a way to endure that doesn't give you the impression that it's forced or fake. The relationships around her are intriguing, especially the friends w/ benefits Collin. I enjoy those two together. She's his good to his bad(wink wink).
I found myself sucked into the novel from the beginning and it was even better that I finished this book in four hours (a record even for me). The characters came to life for me which considering how many books I've read, it seemed like I'd lost that connection. I was screaming at the screen of my Mac at moments or crying towards the end. I remember saying, "no, that's my guy. Not my guy. Come on."
I find myself at a loss for words on this one. I back this novel and would love for anyone to read it because to me, it was just that good. If I had to rate it, I'd give it an 8.9/10.