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34 out of 36 people found this review helpful.
I loved this book!!!
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Posted May 30, 2012
This book was really great. Nothing that I expected. This is my
This book was really great. Nothing that I expected. This is my first reading strictly based on demons.
Lucky and Liora are two parts of a whole. Lucky is the demon side whereas Liora is the human side. Because of a tragic indecent, their soul was split in half and they have been living this way for 5 years. Liora remains human during the day, while Lucky comes out at night.
I really love how the book is written from the two different points of view. We get Liora's side: the caring, loving human who knows she will never live a normal life. The human who hates demons because of what they did to her friends years ago. The human who wants nothing to do with her demon half. Then we see Lucky's side: the frisky demon who believes nothing can harm her or stop her from her mission of finding the demons who killed her friends. She feisty and sexy, all the things Liora is not. And she dislikes Liora because due to her human side, Lucky still feels pain, sorrow and love while she wishes she could just be down with emotions completely. The differences between them are drastic.
They both fall for the same guy, Kieron, who turns out to also be a demon. He's a gorgeous mixture of sex and love. He's a bounty hunter after the same demons Lucky hunts. But, while she wants to slay these demons, he must bring them back alive to receive his freedom. Kieron falls for both Lucky and Liora and they, in turn, fall for him. In the end, he helps them both face their own "demons" and make choices they would not normally have made.
We also meet a few of Liora and Lucky's friends. There's Corrine, the shy, overweight girl that has befriended Liora and never questioned her strange need to always be home by dark. There's Bones, who is Lucky's best friend but also has feelings for her. Corrine kind of annoys me. She's very filled with self-doubt, but we don't see much more of her than that. Bones is easily the most lovable character in this book. He's that guy who is always your best friend but wishes he was more. Gorgeous and seductive, due to him being an inccubus, he's hard for anyone to resist.
Then there's Tatiana, Liora and Lucky's guardian. She is a witch who tries her hardest to steer the girls in the right direction. To help them find peace, love and happiness by showing them they must look inside themselves to see what is really there.
I like that you really see both Lucky and Liora grow during this book. They change and become accepting of their certain fate as two distinct beings living in one body. They learn to love and to open themselves up to the possibility that they can be whole, even while living the two separate lives.
The only issue I had with this book was that I really cannot picture Lucky/Liora in my mind. Aside from the cover picture, I can't see her in my mind. To me she is not described in enough detail. This is something I really like to see in a book. I want to be able to picture the characters in my mind so I know exactly what they look like.
I give this book a strong 3.5, maybe even a 4 out of 5. It was a very enjoyable read and I look forward to the next book in the series.
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Posted August 22, 2011
I love this sooo much!!!!!
I must say that i reslly loved this book and couldnt put it down. Once u read u want be able to stop!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted August 15, 2011
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Posted January 29, 2014
Really good but I hate Kieron and it just makes me so mad what he is doing with Lucky and Liera ( is that how its spelled?) It just annoys me and stuff because when I read books I connect with the characters an this whole shinnanigan is nonsense. I hate that Liera doesnt know and he is cheating on her with her Demon half, Lucky and ughWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2014
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Lucky and Liora we
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Lucky and Liora were two completely different characters sharing the same body, and oh, boy, did they dislike one another. Liora, the human half, just wanted to be a perfectly normal girl, while Lucky, the demon, wanted to kick butt and paint the town red. The switch between the two halves was well done, an the conflict between them was also believable. After all ... who wants to share?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I adored Bones, Lucky's (and it turns out Liora's) half-hellhound, half-incubus friend. I felt sorry for him, though, because he really did love Lucky and his Incubus half made that love impossible. After all, who wants a boyfriend who needs to seduce nubile young virgins every single night to keep that half dominant or he'll turn into a pure hellhound forever?
[*talk about your relationship going to the dogs! *]
The only person I didn't like was Kieron. He was too goody-two-shoes, too patient, too unbelievable, and too perfect. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, to find out he was evil, or had some redeeming character flaw, or something. It never came. All along, it felt as though he was using Lucky/Liora for his own purpose and even the big climax at the end ... meh ... it was almost anti-climatic.
So ... fascinating story ... looking forward to reading the next book in the series ... more Bones! But if I never see Kieron again with the Lucky/Liora shift, I'll be perfectly content.
Posted January 27, 2014
Love this book.
I saw this and had to get it. And now that I read it, im glad i got it. I read books like this all the time, but iloved this one. Itwas diferent and so good. I have to read more like it.pWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2014
really 4.5 stars. Okay, the writing was super, the plot was sup
really 4.5 stars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Okay, the writing was super, the plot was super, the pacing was super, the voice was super. This was a super read!
The great part about this book is that Liora's human and demon halves really want nothing to do with the other. They despise each
other. When one's awake, the other sleeps. And they piss each other off to the extent that they really try to stay asleep while the other
one's awake, because what the other one does grosses out the other half. Twisted, right? Right! And so awesome!
Seriously, there were times when one half or the other would really put the screws to the other, and I'd be like, come on, give the girl
a break. But that's good, because it means I was invested in the character(s).
Liora's demon half, Lucky, has a best friend named Bones. Oh, boy, I'd love to meet Bones in real life. Is there any cover art for this
stud muffin? Too bad he's an incubus in search of nubile virgins every night, otherwise he'd be the yummy stuff boyfriends are made
of. But who wants to share? Not Lucky.
Kiernon is cool. I wasn't as attached to him as I was to the other characters. Maybe it was because I kept waiting for the other shoe to
drop. I was never quite sure if he'd be good in the end, or bad. In the end it was interesting... but almost disappointing. I wanted
more... I don't know .... BANG. I'm not explaining myself well, but read the book and form your own opinions.
The only real issue I had was with setting. I got a little confused. The writing led me to think the setting was approaching winter,
gray, leaf-less trees and kind of cold. But then they'd drive an hour into the mountains, and they'd be fishing and having picnics and
I think flowers were mentioned. Huh? I didn't get it.
Other than that, excellent. Definitely put this on your 'to be read' pile.
Posted January 26, 2014
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The book is 653 pages with a sneak peak of the next book making it 717 pages. The book is wrapped with romance, sadness, comedy and a touch of horror. I reccomend the book to people who want to have a bit of an adventure with werewolves, deamons, and killer- like people. It is a good book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 26, 2013
I like the book and the only thibg i think is 2 people that r 1 but hate each other. The curse needs to find someone else to tormt. First kiss dead not long after.
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Posted May 24, 2012
This book will grab your attention and not let it go!! This is m
This book will grab your attention and not let it go!! This is my first time reading anything by Penelope King, and I was not disappointed. She delivers with a vivid, fast paced adventure into the different worlds of humans and demons.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Liora Greyson is not like most other seventeen-year-old girls, because she shares her body with a demon. She is human during the day struggling to finish her last year in high school, and at night, she is a demon driven by the need of vengeance against the Amazea demons who not only killed her two childhood friends, but also forced her to live two separate lives. Her life will never be the same after a new student, Keiron, shows up at school. Will he be the one to bring her two halves together and finally give her a life worth living?
The author was able to create an interesting cast of characters that continued to develop as the story unfolds. The dual nature of Liora/Lucky and their conflict made for an interesting read. I really enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to reading the next one.
Posted May 22, 2012
I try really hard to not rehash the entire story or give a bunch
I try really hard to not rehash the entire story or give a bunch of spoilers when I review a book, but it may be hard not to this time! I'll do my best, though. ;)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I admit it--halfway into the very first chapter I was convinced I was going to hate this book. Liora seemed like the typical, overly-angsty teenager often depicted in paranormal fantasy these days. I initially found her constant whiny and hating herself grating. All I can say is I'm so happy I read chapter 2!
Lucky kicks ass! There's really no other way to describe her. The demon half of Liora who takes over at night, separated from Liora by a curse, she is angry, obviously. And that anger is often turned toward Liora, her fully human side. She is also strong, practical, loyal to her friends, and more willing to look into herself and face the things that make her uncomfortable that she admits. And as time went by, I found Liora to be less annoying as she found her own strength and started to face her own inner "demons".
There are only a couple of things that prevented me from giving this book five stars. The first is that I felt like the romance between Keiran and Liora/Lucky felt too conveniently done to me. There didn't seem to be any build up to it at all. The second issue is that conversations sometimes felt stilted to me. While I appreciate that there was a distinct lack of inappropriate idioms throughout, the almost complete lack of contractions often made discussions feel too formal and unnatural.
This book had everything--romance, fear, growth, drama, excitement, sadness, and victory. It was a great story and I can't wait to read the next one!
Posted May 18, 2012
Wow...a half demon half human cursed so each half is a different
Wow...a half demon half human cursed so each half is a different personality. Total schizo type thing without the crazy. Very interesting story with great character development. The demon half, Lucky, is trying to find the demons that killed her friends and put the curse on her while the human half, Liora, wants nothing to do with demons and is trying to have a normal life. Liora is unable to participate in anything but school since during the day she is the human and during the night she is the demon, makes for a very lonely existence. Lucky is having problems dealing with the human emotions that are leaking through from Liora so she is also feeling very much alone. That is until Kieron shows up (sigh). Lucky cracks me up, she wants to be wanted but be the only one wanted so she seems to get jealous knowing that Liora is getting attention. They are pretty much the same person except their personalities, which is what makes it funny, and they don't like each other very much. It's so easy to relate to since so many of us don't like certain things about ourselves.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2012
A Demon Made Me Do It is a fun fast read that I received through
A Demon Made Me Do It is a fun fast read that I received through the ARR program. Liora or "Lucky" feels that she is damned, damned because she is split into two completely different people; her human side that exists during the day and her demon side that rules her body at night due to a curse that two demons put on her after she witnesses them kill her best friend and first love. The story is original and the characters are engaging. The author establishes the story very well and the plot comes together very nicely. I want to give this book 4.5 stars and thank the author for the opportunity to read this book. I enjoyed and read it in one sitting. I look forward to reading the 2nd part of this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.