Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Length: 202 pages
Released Date: January 27, 2015
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)
Age Group: Young Adults
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
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Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life. When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.
I’ve been finding a book about succubus for such a long time since I stumbled upon a manga called Rosario + Vampire and fell in love with it (sorry, side info). And oh, just imagine how exciting I was when I finally found this book.
Meet Allison, our one and only protagonist of Into a Million Pieces. Every woman born into her family is cursed to become a succubus with dazzling beauty and deadly ability to drain energy from men with a kiss…and more *cough*. So of course, Allison and her twin sister, Jade, are not exceptions, either.
Totally different from her twin, Allison tried her best to hide her appearance, what she considers ” a curse”, and pushed everyone away from her. This is quite strange for me, actually, since this is the first book ever that I like the book but dislike its main character. Yes, for some reasons, Allison annoyed me. Well, she is a very responsible girl with a love for library and books, and I give her that, but she is also a very hot temper person. She acts and speaks without thinking and get mad easily, which is a very good thing consider she wants to separate herself from others. I know she has a reason to do so, but whenever it happened, I just felt…itchy and wanted to jump into the story and tell her to chill down. I think that runs in the family, since her sister has the same thing with temper too. I guess I have that weird love/hate relationship with Allison.
Throughout the book, Allison developed a feeling for Ren, and it was so sweet that my heart was kinda melted a little bit. Ren is an intelligent, cheerful, and caring guy, and despite how hard Allison tried to push him away at first, he still can see through her dark makeup and love her for who she is. The plot twist of Into a Million Pieces is like a true roller coaster. It was so quick and unexpected, full of unanswered questions. This is why I really need this book to become a series.
Angela V. Cook has created such a wonderful story with a little supernatural, a little love, and a little family relationship. I love love love the strange closeness between Allison and her twin, Jade. Although their personalities are different, they love and stay loyal to each other more than anything. This is the best thing about this book. I enjoy reading this book a lot and can’t wait to see if the author decide to write more about Allison or not. Having the second book in my hand next year would be such a great 2016-look-ahead!
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