Monday, January 16, 2012

Demons at Deadnight by A & E Kirk

Demons at Deadnight
A & E Kirk
Released: January 7th, 2012
Pages: 404 (paperback)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Source: Authors + Bought
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.
Aurora Lahey's problems seem to always begin with a demon. And unfortunately, once she moves back to Gossamer Falls with her family, the local demons start showing an above average interest in killing her. Luckily, Aurora has an upbeat, mysterious woman and a secretive group of guys known as the Hex Boys to look out for her and the Lahey's. But, the closer Aurora becomes to Hex Boys, the more secrets she unveils – and Aurora might be closer to danger than she anticipated. 

It was so easy to love this story. Aurora's humorous yet genuine personality jumps off the pages. She's smart, caring, and relatable. The plot itself never ceases to keep building suspense and excitement. At each concluding chapter, I found myself unable to stop reading and instead compelled to continue on. A & E Kirk's debut novel went above and beyond my expectations. Demons at Deadnight will captivate you with its humorous quality, nonstop action, and authentic characters. This story is a must-read. 

Highlights: Great characters, and plenty of fun banter1. Aurora's family actually acts like a family (caring & embarrassing). The Hex Boys have more than just good looks - they have layered personalities. Any scene involving Aurora and the Hex Boys was usually hilariously awesome. I even enjoyed the budding romance, which is high on attraction and annoyance. Despite some lingering questions, I felt satisfied with what was learned in this novel. 

Lowlights: A cliffhanger ending, but it's not too bad. Some clichés2. A few times, the pacing became a bit too fast, and I had to backtrack. 


1. Seriously, it's so fun. I was constantly grinning. ~> 
2. But, there's some joking about it. Team Blake, anyone? ;) ~>


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  1. Nice review! This book has caught my attention for a while now, I think I'll be giving it a try. It really sounds different from the usual YA.

  2. I love when there's a strong family element in a story. So often in YA, the family's "disposed" of in some way (death, dismemberment, you know, that kind of thing). Interesting story premise.

  3. Really excited to get my hands on this one! It seems really interesting!
    - Book Filled Blog.

  4. So glad you loved this one Lea! I have it sitting and waiting for me and I can't wait to get to it. I'm especially excited over the fact that family plays such a large role and we don't just have a teenage protagonist off on her own with only a hot boy to lean on:)

  5. Ooh, this one sounds good! I love funny banter, and I'm glad each of the Hex boys has his own personality. Great review, Lea! :)
    - Lauren

  6. I've not heard of this one. I think the cover is very creative. I like books about demons especially more light hearted ones. This one sounds like it fits the ticket. Nice review.

  7. Aw, I love a book with good banter! I'll check this one out. Thanks for the review!

  8. Ooooo so glad to hear you loved it. I can't wait to get into my copy.

  9. I love the sound of this one, I'm glad it lives up to your expectations - I hope I can read it soon.


  10. Oh my gosh, how amazing does this book sound??? This is one of those books that has a cover you want to stare at all day LOL! I just loooooooove her dress -- green has always been my favourite colour! :) I'm so glad the story lives up to the cover! Aurora sounds like the kind of character I'd absolutely ADORE, and I really want to meet these Hex Boys!! <3

    Awesome review, Lea! I can't wait to pick this book up! :)

  11. I was constantly grinning too! The banter! Fun, fun, fun!

    I'm on pins and needles for the next book. I'm kind of worried at an ugly little love triangle will rear it's head in, but I'm kind of excited about the possibility too! LOL

  12. Ooh, this one sounds so good! The Hex Boys sounds like really interesting characters, and I love good banter, so I'm pretty sure I'm going to give this one a try. Great review! :)

  13. Yay! I'm excited to finish my copy. I"m about 150 pages in or so, and I really like Aurora. I just got to the part where we finally figure out "Perky Penelope"'s name. Lol!

  14. Wow! Can't believe we went beyond your expectations! That means so much to me. :) I'm glad we made you smile. Hope everyone enjoys the Hex Boys as much as you!

  15. I love the sound of this one. So glad you liked it for the most part. :) Also, it helps that I love Alyssa's blog!!!

  16. Ooo. This does sound good. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  17. Oh I'm so glad their book is so good! I bought it on Amazon. I just have to find some time to read it! You've inspired me. Awesome review. Makes me want to shut down the computer and read!!


  18. Oh, any book that makes you grin from the banter gets a thumbs up from me. Glad you liked it!

  19. Wow, this one hadn't been on my radar at all until now. Love banter and fast pacing!