REVIEW by Laurie: A Demon Made Me Do It by Penelope King (@_wendybird_ , @urbanfantasyrev)
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.
I received a copy of this through the Read it and Reap program on Goodreads, so again thanks to the author and the mods for making this available. This is the second book I have had the opportunity to review from Penelope King and I really enjoyed the first one so I was really looking forward to this one. Truthfully, I found it painfully hard to get into. Liora/Lucky used to be one person and a curse has split them into two people sharing on body, Liora by day and Lucky by night with neither really aware of what the other is doing. Liora is your typical teen full of angst and Lucky was the opposite she kicked ass and hung out in a demon bar.
The problem I had with the book was each chapter alternated between Lucky and Liora and honestly I couldn’t stand either character after awhile. Liora had way too much teenage angst for my taste she only wore black, didn’t really have any friends until Kieron came along, and I will get to that in a minute that’s a whole other level of creepy, for all her lack of friends and solitude she really didn’t do anything interesting but whine “why can’t I just be normal”. Lucky was just as irritating only in the completely opposite way. Someone hurt her friends so she was going to
kill them and kick the ass of everything between her and her goal. Again kinda cliche.
Now we have Kieron whose presence gives us not one but two love triangles…sigh. First Kieron is attracted to both Lucky and Liora and manages to spend all day with one and all night with the other…does this guy ever sleep? Then there is Lucky/Bones/Kieron, where Lucky and Bones have been friends forever and she loves him but they can’t be together because of his nature. There is also this murder mystery running in the background of both Lucky and Liora that should have gotten more focus in the book and would have made it far more interesting to read, but hey that’s just my opinion.
The book wasn’t exactly badly written no glaring grammar or spelling issues it just didn’t work for me. It has been highly rated on GR and Amazon. So if you think it might be your cup of tea give it a try it just wasn’t mine. I highly doubt I will pick up any others in the series though.
2/5 Not really my thing.