Monday, January 16, 2012

Demons at Deadnight by A and E Kirk with Giveaway!


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.

CHARISMATIC KILLERS
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.

LETHAL ALLIES
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.
The book opens introducing us to the heroine, Aurora. She is described as having long auburn curly hair, blue eyes and impossibly long legs. I admit that last description made me jelly so I was looking forward to hating Aurora. But, no. In the first chapter I see that she is funny, snarky, and a bit goofy. Shoot. I was going to like her. *looks down at short legs* Oh well... ;D

We find that Aurora has a gift... or a curse. She can see demons and they know about her. Why? The purpose? Well, that is part of her adventure. She has at least a couple of allies in which she can confide, but unfortunately, one is a cat and the other is an angel who she cannot get a hold of to answer even a few of her questions. She is thrown into the "protection" of the Hex Boys who have an odd reputation at her new school. Now she just has to figure out if they really want to protect her or kill her. Talk about an exhausting few weeks! This virtual non-stop action turns out to be quite a fun ride.

Now about those Hex Boys. All of them gorgeous ('nuff said... *giggles*)! And this is how I met them in my mind: These boys are jerks! Then: These boys have a reason to be jerks, but still... To my final analysis: Oh yea, I would have totally hung out with these guys in high school. Yep, I'm a believer! There is also a possible romance going on with one of the boys, so those that insist on having your swooning in your adventure will not be disappointed. 

This book was refreshing. One main reason? No clichés I've seen around the blogoverse that annoy many of us in the YA genre. No love triangles (and one good joke about them). There is a dance around the romance, but it isn't that hair pulling out kind, but it was fun. The heroine is smart, intelligent, snarky and willing to learn. Aurora also has a family who cares about her. It feels genuine and I swear I'm going to move into that family unit. You will love the INVOLVED parents! Oh and one last cliché I personally hate with a vengeance... no cliffie! Whee! There is a thread that opens up at the end to make you want that next book, but the main adventure in this book feels complete.

I give this book 5 stars. I just loved the fact that it proves you can have a fun book that does not have to bow to cliché. I have been wanting a book like this for a while and I can't wait to see how Aurora grows in the coming series. I also can't wait to get to know the Hex Boys even better. 
I received this book from the author and no compensation for my review was given.




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Oh and for everyone else, Missie is also having a giveaway of the book HERE. I did get a swag box when I got this book. It was made of awesome! It really enhanced the book for me and if you would like a chance at the swag, the authors are having an international giveaway HERE


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30 comments:

  1. Everyone is loving those hex boys, I am very intrigued by that fact ;)

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  2. Sounds like a fun read made even better by the lack of any love triangles.

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  3. *shakes head* Mel...you've been misinformed. The Hexy Knights are MINE! Well, at least Ayden is. He's seriously *smokin* and I think it's because he's *smokin* for my hotness! *purr*

    One of my favorite parts is where they discuss Team Ayden and Team Blake and the necessity of buttons and such. I thought I was going to pee my pants. AWESOME!

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  4. AWESOME! I just got this one in the mail last week and I'm so excited to read it, all the initial reviews have been glowing:) Love that there's no love triangle despite the fact that there are several Hex Boys, and I of course love a girl with snark so I think Aurora and I are going to be fictional friends:)

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  5. Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway, I'm adding this to my wish list.

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  6. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  7. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting.

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  8. great cover :D
    *sugar* there u go :)

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  9. I'm so glad you loved this one, it sounds awesome!With all the Hex Boys gorgeous how can I resist lol? You're right it's so nice to not have some clichés because it begins to be very common in books...

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  10. What a beautiful eye catching cover! I would love to win a copy! Thanks so much for the giveaway:)

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  11. I would love "impossibly long legs" too! If it only it were possible to elongate my short limbs :)

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  12. Sounds like an awesome book! I think the cover is fantastic. Thanks for the chance!

    Mary

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  13. I'm reading this one right now and enjoying it so far! I'm only about 150 pages or so in at the moment, but I'm curious to see how things are going to turn out!

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  14. Ooooo, lovely! Sounds like a wonderful read. :) Thank you! It's now on the want list. :)

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  15. Omgsh! 5 stars from Melissa?! *Faints* So happy you liked the joke! It gave us a good giggle. And the Laheys would be honored to take you in, provided you can find Gossamer Falls.

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  16. Are you adding more men to the harem???? I'm hearing awesome things about this book dude!! I can't wait to read it!

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  17. Melissa, did you trip on your short little legs and hit your head? You must have because the HEX BOYS are mine! In fact, we are hanging out right now watching BtVS. Can you believe they were like 6 years old when it came out and so they hadn't seen a single episode before...well all except Blake. Strangely, he already knew all about, and I quote, "hot Buffy chick".

    Anyhoo, yes, I was prepared to hate Aurora, too. But now I want her as my BFF! And I'm so happy that the cliches were avoided, too. But now my fear is that one is coming up in the next book! *bites nails* Maybe it's for the best, then you know who can forget about Aurora and concentrate on me. Yay!

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  18. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway! I was just looking @ this book on amazon this afternoon too :)

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  19. The cover is really eye-catching. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  20. Don't have a Kindle of my own, but loved this review. The book sounds both humorous, aaaand exciting! TY :D

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  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway. I already have Demons on Deadnight on my TBR list from another great review I read.

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  23. I want to read more about the Hex Boys :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  24. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :))

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  26. Great review! I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I linked to your review of Demons at Deadnight in my review. Have a great day!

    http://notyourmothersbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/demons-at-deadnight-by-kirk.html

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