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.
It's tough being a teenage girl in high school, especially when your family has been cursed by the devil himself. For Allison, dressing in black and snapping at anyone who comes near, usually means she's safe from accidentally killing someone. Into a Million Pieces by Angela Cook shows that it isn't really that easy. Add a twin sister who loves the flirtation, the extra energy, and is prone to showing off and it becomes damn near impossible.
Allison is a loner, by choice. She makes up rumors about herself on purpose and dresses like a freak (her words) in order to keep people away from her. But underneath the crafted facade is a teenage girl who wants friends, the chance at love, and any semblance of normalcy. Now that, readers can relate to. Being a succubus on the other hand... makes it a little difficult. Not all of us can relate to the difficult situation Allison has been born into, but readers are, if anything, understanding. Allison is a nervous, uncertain, self-conscious teenager. The basic foundation of her character is something that everyone has been through. Her wit, intelligence, and caring nature will build on the bond initially created with readers. The crazy summer she experiences keeps readers intrigued and entertained, maybe even a little scared and nervous, while getting to know Allie and what it's like being a teenage succubus.
The plot of the novel is quite a roller coaster with a huge twist to finish it off. Allison's twin sister Jade is a very popular girl who is known to toy with more than her fair share of boys. In hopes that she will one day convince her sister to calm down, Allison tries to make Jade understand how potentially bad their lives could become if they gave in to their succubus desires. But Allison is about to meet Ren, a very nice, understanding, sweet boy who knows that there is more to Allie than the rumors and loner status. When Allie realizes that she actually likes a boy, she starts to understand Jade. And then Jade gets into a whole heap of trouble. Don't want to give away too much, but my mouth dropped open in a capital O more than once. Okay, more than twice. And here's to hoping we soon see a sequel on the horizon... not sure Allison's story is complete.
Rating: 3.5/5 Cups
Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts. Her idea of the perfect day involves a quiet house, a good book, and a piece of cheesecake. Or two.
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