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Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Source: Shannon Dermott (in exchange of an honest review)
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
About the Author:
Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you've waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking.
Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.
But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.
I can’t summarize how much this book got to me for starters I have to say that Shannon Dermott knows what she is doing.
How would you feel if you had a life sucking demonic power trapped inside you that most certainly will kill any boy that dares to kiss you but at the same time compels you to reach for that nearness?
I´ve read a ton of books where the main character is very friendly towards a lot of boys and I always found myself saying, heck I don´t want my niece to read this. That did not happened with this book, I felt sorry for Mercy and her struggle most of the book, being a teenager is hard on itself raging hormones an all, but adding to that she´s half succubus. That screamed disaster in so many levels, that I fell in love with Mercy.
What happens around Mercy and the way boys around her act is perfectly understandable and a huge part of the story.
Luke is an adorable loving and caring boy that is head over hills for Mercy, I won’t say he is perfect far from it, actually all the characters in the book are very believable he has both good and bad quality’s to him, like all of us do.
Flynn is my favorite character in the book, he´s the classic popular, flirty wham bam thank you mam kind of guy, but deep within him you can see he is actually a good friend, with good feelings despite his nature and a person that cares deeply about others; but can´t actually help himself so he just do what needs to be done.
The only character I had a problem with was Mercy´s mom, what an infuriating woman she is; she keeps her daughter completely on the dark on so many levels and there´s no mother daughter bond what so ever. She lives her life without so much of a thought on how Mercy feels or what she needs so much that I actually thought that she doesn´t even cares for her.
The book is told in first person perspective, and even thou she is 16 she has a mature quality to her that I liked, she does make an enormous amount of bad decisions but I find myself blaming her succubus side rather than her.
What I liked the most about the story was that there was no girl meets boy and they are meant to be, soul mates, and can´t live apart, no the story is all about choices and the outcome of those regardless of the paranormal aspect of it.
I enjoyed this book very much that´s why it earned a much deserved