Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King Review
A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Description: Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has never been a "normal" girl. Born of a demon father and a human mother, she's what's known in the underworlds as a "demion".
Liora just wants to survive her senior year of high school, her dark secret intact. But the walls she's carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron Ambrose. The more she falls for him, the more worried she becomes. She can't let him find out she transforms into demon named Lucky at dusk...a demon with an entirely separate personality who spends her nights drinking, tormenting humans, slaying unsuspecting demons, and lusting after her gorgeous and unattainable incubus/hellhound BFF.
But it turns out Kieron has a few dark secrets of his own. Secrets that will either save Liora...or completely destroy her.
Fighting your demons is one thing. Having one who fights back, messes with your guy, and leaves you with nasty hangovers is total hell.
The good: This book is unlike any demon book I have ever read. The concept of it is amazing. Not only did King create a whole other world she created unique characters and creatures. Who would have ever thought the concept of angels and demons could be so complicated. Liora the main character is unique all on her own. She's already half human and half demon by birth but something happens to make her even more different. Her soul is split in two for reasons I will not mention but this causes her to have two whole different lives. Her human life and her Demon life. The feelings that each side have towards each other give for an interesting take on her character as a whole. On top of that throw in a whole other world that gives a whole different way to view demons and beings of light. Not to mention the two sexy guys thrown into the drama of Liora having two different personalities and lives; gives a whole different spin on the story. This book is like a roller coaster ride and not a bad one either.
The Bad The only bad thing I can say about this book is I felt it was a bit slow at the beginning and hard to get into. Other than that I had no problems with it.
Overall opinion This book was amazing. It's hard to find a book that doesn't play off of other concepts that have been used before. I received this book as a R2R and I was kind of skeptical about reading it. I honestly felt like every type of demon story has been covered but boy was I wrong. I honestly want to go out and buy this book and the second one (Which I have yet to read but I can't wait to!). I highly recommend this book. I love a good book that can use the regular world and then create a whole different world within the same story. It has all the good things of a fantasy novel with the mixture of a modern YA romance novel. If you like Twilight, Vampire Academy, The Iron Fey, any novel on that line; then you will like this book.