Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Review DEMON PRINCESS : REIGN OR SHINE by Michelle Rowan

by Michelle Rowan
Published September 29th 2009 by Walker Books for Young Readers
Hardcover, 288 pages

Placement in the Pile: Middle of the Stack inching towards Reaching New Heights

As if trying to fit in at a new school isn't stressful enough, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands—the world that separates and protects us from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious—and surprisingly cute—messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her gowing feelings for Michael are completely forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew—what's a teenage demon princess to do?

When I got this book I thought it sounded like something fun to read and review in October. I wasn't super excited about it, but I still was interested in reading it.

One night I had finished the current book I was reading and I was up with insomnia. I picked this up off my shelf and really enjoyed the quirky Nikki and how realistic she was. Michelle's writing is smooth and easy to read and the pages flew by as I was immersed in Nikki's world. I laughed out loud, I swooned at the mysterious, dark haired brooding hot guy, and in the end fell in love with the characters.

I enjoyed the demon/fairy lore in this book and look forward to finding out more about this world and its creatures as the series continues. Yes folks it's a series, but don't let that stop you if it normally does. I think Michelle plans on making this one of those many book series and this book really does finish enough in and of itself that it is worth reading now.

I didn't feel like it was a life altering book, but it was a really really fun read and I am excited to delve into Rowan's demon world to see what Nikki does in the future.

If you liked books like Tattoo or Vamped or want just a fun "monster" book to read with good clean fun and a little demon magic thrown in there this is a good book for you!