Demons at Deadnight by A & E Kirk
Genre: YA paranormal
$10.99 (US paperback)
What it's about:
For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.DEMONIC DESTINY
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.
The Hex Boys—mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction—have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.
When I was looking at other blogs for the meme My Book Boyfriend, hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, I came upon a blog talking about Demons at Deadnight and how it has not one, or even two hott guys in it, it has five. Yes, five hott guys. So after hopping on Goodreads and reading the plot, I immediately went to Amazon and got an ebook of it (btw it's only $2.99 on both Amazon and Barnes and Nobles, that's a pretty sweet deal right there). Then I stayed up all night and part of the next morning until I had read it all.
I loved it! I loved how yes, it was cheesey and everything was a little too convenient, but that's okay with me. I loved how Aurora's family was very close and the picture perfect family and how the Hex boys little group worked as a whole and how Aurora sneaks her way back into the group. Can't say I blame her, who wouldn't want to be in that group? Now I just have to decide, which Team am I? I'm thinking I'm Team Blake...or Team Tristan...or Logan... Oh, it's just too hard to choose!
Then there is the writing style itself. After I read the first few pages, I knew I was going to love the book just because of the way it was written. I liked how Aurora would say things like "and then I stood my ground and prepared to kick the demons ass. Nah, who am I kidding? I ran." (that is not a direct quote, just an example). I enjoyed how Kirk didn't try to get all fancy with her writing, using words that no real person actually says, instead it was more fun, energetic, and whatever else you can think of for "awesome."
The one problem I did have with the book was how none of the guys or Aurora recognized each other even though they were all childhood friends. That didn't make any sense to me. It had only been 8ish years and and while kids do change in appearance after that long, it's not long enough to not recognize them. So this had me scratching my head in confusion for a good part of the book.
My rating: 9/10
Because this is part of the Demons at Deadnight blog tour, there is a giveaway! One lucky winner will get either a paperback or ebook copy of the book! YAY!
*This is an international giveaway. Anyone can enter.
*I'd love if you follow my blog and also A&E's review blog Teens Read and Write. This isn't mandatory to enter, I'd just love it if you did.
*Comment on this post to enter. Leave your name and email address I can reach you at.
*Giveaway is going from today (Feb. 3rd) through Friday Feb. 10th.
On Saturday Feb. 11th, I will email the winner. If you don't reply in 48 hours, I will pick a new winner.
Guess what? There is yet another giveaway that A&E are doing as well for a Kindle Fire. Pretty sweet I know.
To enter to win the Kindle Fire you need to know the secret phrase given out one word at a time by each blog tour host. Put the words together in sequential order and you'll eventually have the secret phrase! Right now you can Tweet and Follow on the AEKIRK Blog Tour Page to get points but starting March 9 (at the end of the tour) you can enter the complete phrase on the AEKIRK Blog Tour Page and earn BIG entry points! Your Kindle Fire will also include your choice of a DEMONS AT DEADNIGHT Skin. Either from the cover, or a Hex Boy group shot or individual "Team" skin of your favorite Hex Hunk!
My secret word is "WILDLY."
The banner at the top of this post is a direct link to the blog tour site. From there you can learn everything else you need to know about this tour.