About the book: Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?
When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child.
Sixteen years later, a teen named James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers, they must fight for their lives, their souls, and each other.
Can they overcome who they were born to be, or will one of them have to make the ultimate sacrifice for the other to survive?
My review: Wow, I finished reading this one last night and it was intense! I've read books by this author before and they are really great middle grade adventure, but this one was really in a league of it's own. I didn't want to stop reading until I figured out just how it ended!
I loved the way we see this story from the beginning, when Kaelis is hiding the baby, until the end - more on the ending later - with multiple viewpoints. We see events from Kaelis' point of view, Tawnya's point of view, as well as the demon Nsark and his host Lobo and later on from both James' and Lucy's point of view. And it was really fun that the reader has no idea during the story just which is the demon and which is the heir to the throne. That made things really fun and interesting.
The plot was interesting, and I loved how it was full of special effects. I thought it was really fun and fitting that the kids were in a high school play, just in view of what the author does for a living. I liked that things weren't really easy for the kids, especially the queen's heir. I really liked the twists and turns the plot took, especially in the ending.
This book was great, make sure to get your own copy!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase link: Amazon
Labels: Braden Bell, Brandon Gray, clean ya