Title: Demons at Deadnight
Author: A&E Kirk
Series: Divinicus Nex Chronicles #1
Release Date: January 7, 2012
Rating: Break the Bank!
For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.
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
I found out about this book because I happen to stumble upon one of the authors book review blog (Teens Read and Write). Alyssa had posted her Book Boyfriend and "Team Buttons" for the Hex boys in addition to the first round of reviews for Demons at Deadnight. I read the first round of reviews that were linked up on the that post and I checked out the "Team Buttons" and I decided that I NEEDED to download this book onto my Barnes and Noble Tablet.
I really enjoyed our main character Aurora very much. She has a wicked sense of humor, sometimes under the worst circumstances . She's smart. She's pretty dang brave too. She's also got a gift or possibly a curse, she can see demons. I'll even forgive her for having legs that go on forever (I'm 5' 5"), curly auburn hair and pretty blue eyes. And ALL of her problems seem to begin and end with a demon. Dang those demons! It sucks that they feel the need to try and kill her. Aurora doesn't have many allies to begin with and is thrust into the world of the Hex Boys. So now on top of all her demon issues she has to figure out what their intentions really are as well. There were times that I was so exhausted for Aurora while I was reading this book. All of the non-stop action and all that thinking had to equal out to one heck of a headache?!
Then there were the Hex boys. I'll fight Melissa and Missie for them any day. The closest group of fictional characters that I can come up with to compare these FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC guys to are the BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood)...Minus the whole being a vampire thing. They've got the good looks, the bad boy attitude and as an added bonus there are 6 of them, one for each day of the week plus a day of rest.
What I really enjoyed about Demons at Deadnight was that it wasn't full of some many of the cliches' that I've been seeing in current Young Adult novels. It's starting to get old and Demons at Deadnight was breath of fresh air for me personally. There was also a TON of action and humor throughout this book. If you make me laugh out loud while reading your book that wins you a TON of cool points. Another thing that I really liked about Demons at Deadnight was that there was a hint at a romance but the way it was written didn't have me wanting to rip my hair out. Now for the Blaspheme...There are involved parents! Woulda thunk it!? For the record...LOVED IT.
Overall, I LOVED this book. It's full of action, humor with a touch of romance thrown in too. Personally, I think this book was a great start to this series and I can hardly wait to see how Aurora grows through out. If Alyssa and Eileen are reading this I would LOVE to read the next book in the series when it comes out.