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Fire With Fire (Demonblood #2)

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2) Fire With Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King.  Published Dec 28, 2013 by Ascension Press.  CDN $1.99 Kindle edition.

It’s been over two months since Lucky and Liora decided their fate outside the cave. Over two months since Kieron left to finish his mission. So why hasn’t he returned? Crushed and confused, Liora finds comfort with a mysterious stranger, a guy whose motives include more than just healing Liora’s broken heart. Meanwhile, Lucky finds herself in the arms of an old friend…the one who has always laid claim to her true soul. When the reason for Kieron’s disappearance becomes known, loyalties will be tested, friends will be betrayed, loves will be lost, and hope will be found. Once and for all, Lucky and Liora will have to chose their destiny. And not everyone will survive their choice.  (Goodreads Excerpt)

Well this one is hard to comment on without giving away too much.  I really enjoyed learning more about Liora/Lucky and how they manage to live their alternate lives the way they do.  It is a very interesting concept that is explored very well.  It amazes me how the author has created two alternate realities that coexist side by side and only occasionally interact.  I thought it would get boring or annoying but it is so interesting and well done that it works.

The love story triangle gets really messy here and I am not normally a fan of this but in this case it works.  What is intriguing is that with Kieron missing, both girls have an opportunity to explore other interests that are separate from each other.   I have a soft spot for Bones which really crushed me to see what happens ( I don’t’ want to spoil it so that is all I will say. ) He is so sweet and caring and full of awesomeness (is that a word?)  Anyway he is my favorite. ..sigh…

The story is action packed and full of adventure from beginning to end with a huge cliff-hanger at the end that makes you want to run out and get the next one.  I am dying to find out how Liora/Lucky deal with their little problem especially now that….oh wait I can’t tell you…sorry you will have to read it to know what I mean. 

5 stars for me!


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WWW Wednesdays (Feb 19)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2) Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Recently Finished:  Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth.  and Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King.  I finished both on vacation and loved them.  I will post a review soon.

Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)Currently Reading Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi.  I have barely started this so no comments yet.

Up Next?

These are what I have my eye on but I’m not really sure.

   Legend (Legend, #1) Curse of Shadows and Light (Demonblood, #3) Secret (Elemental, #4)

Legend by Marie Lu

Curse of Shadows and Light (Demonblood#3) by Penelope King

Secret (Elemental #4) by Brigid Kemmerer.

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (Feb 5)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)Recently Finished Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth.  This is a fantastic series.  I don’t want it to end! Here is a link to my review:

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/30/insurgent-divergent-2-by-veronica-roth/

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2)Currently Reading Fire with Fire (demonblood #2) by Penelope King.

Up Next?

I am dying to read Allegiant (Divergent #3)!  I am going on vacation this week so I also have Ignite Me (shatter Me #3) on my kindle.   Yayyy!!! Lots of awesome reading to do.

 Allegiant (Divergent, #3) Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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WWW Wednesdays (Jan 15)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)Recently Finished: A demon made me do it by Penelope King.  Really enjoyed this book.  Review here: https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/10/a-demon-made-me-do-it-by-penelope-king/

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/02/unravel-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

Stir Me UpCurrently Reading: Stir me up by Sabrina Elkins.  I was looking for a break from the supernatural and therefore decided to read this.  I am almost finished.  Loved it.  review posted soon.

I still have Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King on my kindle and Divergent by Veronica Roth.  I think Divergent is going to win out!

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2) Divergent (Divergent, #1)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

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A Demon Made me do it by Penelope King

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1) A Demon Made me do it by Penelope King.  Published May 27, 20111 by Ascension Press.  FREE on Amazon.

Some girls share clothes, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has to share, too. Only she shares her body–with a demon.

Liora just wants to survive her final year of high school unscathed, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron, and he lights her world on fire. She can’t let him know she transforms into a demon named “Lucky” at nightfall—a demon with an entirely separate personality who passes out Torment, Justice, and Revenge like Halloween candy.

Turns out Kieron is the one who should be afraid once Lucky discovers his true identity and motivations. Liora wants to love him, but Lucky thinks he’s public enemy number one. And having a demon with a vendetta show up during a romantic date puts a serious crimp in any relationship.

Fighting your demons is one thing. Having one that fights back, messes with your guy, and leaves you with nasty hangovers is quite another.

Being bad has never been so good.. (Goodreads Excerpt)

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I read this book.  I’m not normally into Demons and Angels, but this book was original and easy to get into.  I loved the concept of two personalities in the one body, a human and a demon.  Both sides of Liora’s personality are very distinct…and very unique.  I really enjoyed getting to know both characters.

I liked Kieron right from the start.  He is far from perfect and does some stupid things but overall he comes off as a nice guy, and gorgeous doesn’t hurt either.  It is interesting how he ends up loving both Liora and Lucky.

SPOILER ALERT* I get how he explains that he sees them as one person, but don’t we all dislike something about our partners?  Kieron likes everything about Liora/Lucky.  She is sweet, fragile, gentle and loyal…and bad ass and can kick your butt from here to eternity.  Both characters are so different that it is hard to imagine that he is in love with both.  I mean if they were one person I can see that he loves her in spite of her flaws (whatever he perceives her flaws to be).  To each his own I guess.  Lucky says it right at one point it is like getting to have two different girls?  Must be a guy thing…lol

Back on track.  I have to say I love the character of Bones.  I am interested to see how he is developed in the next book.

I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoiling it (sorry for the spoiler alert earlier) but the story is very interesting and well thought out.  The different worlds that Liora/Lucky live in are very well thought out and I really enjoy how both characters are developed throughout the story.  I find myself unsure of whether or not I want them to reunite as one or stay as two separate beings.  I guess I will have to read the next one to see what happens.

5 stars for me.

WWW Wednesdays (Jan 8)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)Recently Finished: Unravel Me (shatter me #2) by Tahereh Mafi.  Really great sequal to Shatter Me.  Review is here

https://cynthiastacey.com/2014/01/02/unravel-me-by-tahereh-mafi/

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)Currently Reading:  A Demon Made Me Do it. (Demonblood #1).  I took a break for Christmas and put off reading this until two days ago.  I absolutely LOVE it!  I am almost finished and will post a review as soon as I finish. 🙂

Next for me? 

Since I am enjoying A Demon Made Me Do it so much, I downloaded the second book Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King.

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2)

And of course I am dying to get to Divergent by Veronica Roth and Stir Me UP by Sabrina Elkins since they keep staring at me on my kindle and whispering read me first, read me first!

Stir Me Up Divergent (Divergent, #1)

And as always you never know what little treasure will show up and DEMAND to be read.  Happy reading everyone.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post, or share your answers in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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Teaser Tuesday (Jan 7)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

It’s cliche to say it’s always darkest before the dawn, but in my case it’s true,  There is a brief window of time, just before I wake, when I am not Me, and she is not Her.  We are together as one, unified in our blissful state of unconsciousness.

Opening paragraph.

Fire with Fire (Demonblood, #2) Fire with Fire (Demonblood #2) by Penelope King

The first book in the series was phenomenal.  I am hoping this is just as good. 🙂

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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