Paperback, 266 pgs.
Published Dec. 6th, 2011 by Entangled
Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don’t kill him first, that is.
I wanted to read this one purely because of the rave reviews. I had a vague idea of what it was about but I'm not sure I ever read the actual description. And if I had I might not have read the book. The reason: infuriating hot guy who is so not nice. That right there tells me this will be a constant back and forth of 'I love him/her, I hate him/her'. And it was. But guess what?! I didn't hate it! I was shocked. Like seriously, that is one thing I normally hate. But it was pulled off in this one. Not that I loved that aspect of it, but it worked.
I'm sure many of you (most of you) are aware that Katy is a book blogger. She loves books and she loves to blog about them. It's not an important aspect of the story but it's neat to hear when she's writing up an In My Mailbox or has to get her Waiting on Wednesday post done. It's kind of like Jennifer's little shout out to us bloggers or something. Plus it gives us another level to connect with Katy. And I did like Katy. She rarely made me angry and frustrated and she likes books! Okay, so she's loyal, brave and totally a great person as well ;)
Now Daemon... well, I guess I'll use the same saying that many others have and it's getting kind of old but really-- Holy Hotness! He is one droolworthy dude! I know that half (or more) is the mannerisms as well that make him oh-so-yummy, but he won me over! Oh, until he was a total jerkwad! But then he'd do something accidentally sweet and well... drooling may have commenced. I should have hated him. I really should have. But I just couldn't. Sorry.
The story itself was fast paced, the other characters were perfect, whether we loved them or hated them they played their roles great. I love Dee, Daemons sister and Katy's best friend. Such an amazing person and perfect friend. I wish she was my next door neighbor... I thought the story itself wasn't terribly unique in many aspects, but she threw in aliens instead. But it was such an engrossing read that I guess I didn't care.
So in conclusion- this isn't a book I should have liked. It had too many things I normally hate. But I loved it! So I guess give it a try even if you don't think it's your thing. You may be surprised!