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Boyfriend from Hell (Saturn's Daughter #1)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  623 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
They say justice is blind. But Justine isn’t.

Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioactive Zone, and a family secret so bizarre even she doesn’t believe it. That is, until in a fit of fury she damns her boyfriend to hell—and it’s exactly where he ends up.

Much to her surprise, Tina is apparently
Kindle Edition, 404 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Pocket Books
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Nikki Brandyberry
Sep 21, 2012 Nikki Brandyberry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, that chick on the cover is way to thin….she needs a hamburger and a large milk shake b/c I’m pretty sure she has a Barbie waistline and that just ain’t cool. Having said that she looks pretty fierce and they did a decent job matching the girl to the book….though later in the book. You’ll understand in a minute, hold on.

Tina is your average woman with a limp, weird teeth and mousey brown hair who no one ever notices. She is working toward a law degree she’ll never get because of a sket
Amanda The Book Slayer
Oct 10, 2012 Amanda The Book Slayer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: urban-fantasy
1.5 Stars

Recommendation : Do you really want me to go there? Nope, I did not think so.

This cover screams Kickass Heroine, so I quickly snatched up an ARC. There really is nothing like a great Kickass Heroine especially if there is a Hunky Hero to go with her.

Sadly, I am here to report that my expectations were shattered. I really wanted this one to succeed for me, but it just did not.

I can sum this book up with one phrase: A Series of Unfortunate Events!


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Jul 09, 2014 Sandra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very quirky, hard edged novel. I was quite intrigued with this book but I never felt entirely comfortable and that could have been the intention of Ms Quaid. Nothing is as it seems at first glance in the Zone.

Tina Clancy's boyfriend Max has been flaking off lately and when he comes screaming down the hill straight at Clancy in her car, she thinks he is trying to kill her. She damns him to hell and that's where he ends up.

The book is set in Baltimore's radio-active Zone, which reminds
Sep 25, 2012 Bookmom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tina Clancy is a 26 year-old law student with a crippled leg who lives near the Zone in Baltimore, an area affected by a chemical spill many years ago. She’s just a week away from taking her final exams and works in the Zone collecting deposits from different businesses that belong to Andre Legrande, making one bank run for him every day. The Zone is an area most people stay away from, except for those who can’t afford to leave. At least that’s Tina’s belief. And she likes living her life under ...more
Sep 12, 2012 Kara-karina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is bonkers in quite a unique way :D

First of all there are no your average monsters, no vamps or werewolves, no magic... Instead there is a chemical spill once upon a time, and a certain area called The Zone is quarantined and forgotten.

Strange things are happening in the Zone, statues stalk you and posters on the walls have a mind of their own, and if you really really want something, Zone will grant you your wish. Literally. So be careful what you wish for if you've lived in the Zone
3.5 stars
“Other people just told their boyfriends to go to hell and could take back the words and make up. Me, I actually had to send mine there.”
Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid is an entertaining read. Set in the slums of Baltimore in an environmentally damaged area called The Zone, Boyfriend from Hell has a different take on environmental pollution. The Zone is an area where electronics don’t work; buildings have a blue glow at night (without electricity) and inanimate objects such as sta
Paula  Phillips
Aug 31, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imagine one day you are trying to get on with your life , trying to pass law school so that you can find a way to expunge your record for a minor mistake and then the next thing you know, you are a witness to a limo that runs down a couple of children and your boyfriend is trying to kill you with your car of all things. Then the next thing she realises is that she whispers out the words damn you to hell and the car blows up with her boyfriend Max inside. For Justina aka Tina/ Justy life is about ...more
Jun 07, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-arcs
Boyfriend from Hell by Jamie Quaid

Do you think you would like to live your life knowing that, if you wished someone to go to Hell hard enough, they would really go? Maybe you would like to dispense justice in its more violent form. Well maybe if you lived some of your life in the section of radioactive Baltimore known as the Zone, you might be able to. But really… how would you feel if you saw your no-good boyfriend sitting behind the wheel of your car burning to death because you wished him to
Aug 29, 2012 Melliane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Mon avis en Français

My English review

As soon as I saw the cover of this new novel I knew that I absolutely had to read it. And after this synopsis, it did not take long for me to jump on this little gem. Well I must say that I am always ready for a good urban fantasy book, and I really liked this one. I loved the characters, I loved the story, what more can I ask for?

Clency Tina is a young woman who works in the Zone, this place that most people avoid. Well, a lot of strange things happen t
Review originally posted here:

I’m always on the lookout for new urban fantasy books. It’s one of my favorite genres, with some of my favorite authors. While a lot of people have criticised the cover of the first Saturn’s Daughter book, it actually caught my eye. Not just the uncomfortable positioning of the woman’s body, but the fact that she is holding a tire iron next to a Harley, instead of a sword or gun in some faraway land. It’s something I’d never
Radioactive Baltimore has to be one of the best settings I've read in a long long time. The place was alive, upbeat, and extremely unique. With statues that moved, building that glowed flourescent at night, and a population that couldn't help but "change" in such creative ways while living there, each page had a new surprise for me, but somehow still managed not to overdo it.

Tina is surrounded by characters - in every sense of the word. They bring the neighborhood to life (well, the moving statu
Feb 24, 2015 Jenne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
The plot was promising and it had all of the ingredients for a promising UF book. I never connected with the characters which is a deal breaker for me. I never became engaged and never cared what happened to Tina. The Zone had a very Kate Daniels feel so I kept hoping somewhere along the way I'd have one of those I'm glad I kept reading moments....that moment never came! I typically don't notice or care too much about a flaw in the writing (i.e. We're eating dinner and all of the sudden were
harlequin {Stephanie}
Turned out better than I was expecting. I was impressed with the lead characterization of Tina. She was fierce.

The writing was very detailed. World plot not bad, some originality meets oldschool comic geek. The plot I have some mixed feelings about.

didn't like any of the men in this book. For a romance that is bad for business. Max was better drawn, but there was so little information in the beginning scenes you end up feeling no empathy for his character when he gets sent to hell.
Nov 20, 2014 Isis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Goodreads Teaser:
They say justice is blind. But Justine isn’t.

Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioactive Zone, and a family secret so bizarre even she doesn’t believe it. That is, until in a fit of fury she damns her boyfriend to hell—and it’s exactly where he ends up.

Much to her surprise, Tina is apparently one of Saturn’s daughters, with the power to wield vigilante justice. But poor Max didn’t deserve to go up
Aug 09, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Original Post appears at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust with the Title Boyfriend from Hell by Jaime Quaid

The Saturn's Daughters Series: One
Jamie Quaid
Sept. 25, 2012
Pocket/Simon and Schuster
Mass Market Paperback/E-Book 400 pages

Disclosure: E-Galley loaned by publisher via Edelweiss. No remuneration exchanged and all opinions herein are my own except as noted.

Justine (Tina) Clancy is just an ordinary law student with a faulty arrest record, a part-time job in Baltimore’s radioac
Aug 15, 2012 Tynga rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life has been hard on Justine Clancy. Her mom moved her around all the time then ditched her to move to Europe, she’s been physically crippled by a police officer and spent months in the hospital afterward and kept a limp as a reminder and has to work in The Zone to survive while finishing law school. Let’s say she had enough on her plate, but everything got worst when her boyfriend tried to kill her then died, right after she witnessed a couple of students being run over and her cash deposit ha ...more
Sep 20, 2012 LilyElement rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justine Clancy (aka Justy/Tina) works part time doing accounting in The Zone, and is a college student working towards becoming a lawyer. The story starts out with a bang (literally) when her boyfriend crashes her car into a bank and almost kills her. Not sure who or what to blame for his death she wonders if she had anything to do with it. Her words directly before the crash were damning her boyfriend Max to hell.

Tina never really thought of all the weird things that happen in The Zone, caused
Oct 11, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Series Opener Finishes Strong

The only thing that scarred, limping, and mousy Justine Clancy wants to do is pass her law school finals and get her degree. Maybe then she can quit her part-time job in the radioactive area of Baltimore known as the Zone. Not that the Zone, altered by a series of chemical spills a decade ago, doesn't have its inherent charms. I does. It's just...those charms tend to seem more like freaky mutations or flat-out oddities to the uninitiated.

For two years
Nov 18, 2012 Jana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: absent-parent
Boyfriend from Hell

Even though I didn’t quite figure out the actual layout of the Baltimore area in relation to the Zone most of the action takes place in, I really liked the world building.

The whole “Saturn’s daughter” business seemed a bit unnecessary to me as I would have been totally happy with explaining mutations due to chemical (or whatever!) spills.

I guess that Tina would be walking a thin line between being pleasantly sassy and annoyingly obnoxious for some people, I was lucky enough
Amanda Ryan
Tina Clancy is trying to finish law school and stay out from underfoot at her job in The Zone, the radioactive area of Baltimore where things...aren't always what they seem. When her boyfriend of several months nearly runs her down, she curses him to hell while diving out of his path. She didn't mean it literally, but it seems she apparently has the power to do that. To curse people to hell. This is news to her. It's also news that each time she commits an act using her "power," she has a physic ...more
The book was perfectly named because that is exactly what Max is, even before he gets cursed to go there. He is a lazy, arrogant rude idiot who spends his days driving her car around but can never be bothered picking her up from work. Why does she stay with the self obsessed moron? Because he's hot. Gag.

Then there is the potential love interest-the sexy boss. Actually he is a rude sexist pig at the start of the book and is hardly the sort of boss you want to deal with. He does show that he gives
Boyfriend from Hell is the first book in Jamie Quaid's urban fantasy, Saturn's Daughter series. It was highly imaginative, incredibly funny at times, and due to the oddities in the Zone, had me sucked in within a few chapters. Though a little slow at times, I really enjoyed the concept of vigilante justice. Tina is a fantastic new addition to urban fantasy. Haven't we all (at one time or another) wanted to curse a bad boyfriend to hell?

I love that there are still many questions left to be answe
Jul 13, 2013 Darcy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, uf, 2013
This one started out slow for me, but I kept reading, the world really drew me in. I wanted to know more about the Zone, wanted to know more about the changes that Andre kept alluding to, so I kept reading. As I kept going, Tina grew on me. I liked her attitude and her sense of morals, something that was quickly becoming super important to her. I though that Tina dealt with all the changes in a good way, she was skeptical until she was forced to face the reality that what was happening was reall ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Natalie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was entertaining as long as I read very quickly. The premise - that in this alternate universe, chemical pollution had caused mutations of the super/supernatural kind in those who live or work in "the Zone," where chemicals had spilled - is interesting and allows for many potential characters and events, exciting and/or funny. The protagonist is a fairly appealing woman in her mid-twenties who is self-reliant and mouthy. If the writing were better - a lot better - I would have happily ...more
Jennifer  (Books That Hook)
Review Courtesy of: Books That Hook

Boyfriend From Hell by Jamie Quaid is an urban fantasy novel about a twenty-six year old woman who accidentally sends her boyfriend to Hell.

There were many things I liked about this book:

-The main character isn’t perfect. Tina’s a character that a lot of people could relate to. She’s temperamental, body-conscious, and stubborn. She has admirable qualities as well–she’s moral and independent.
-The mythology is developed to a satisfactory level.
-There’s a kitty!
Jan 27, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid 3 1/2 Stars!

Story started out a bit slow and I was quite frustrated with Justine's unwillingness to accept the obvious. But, she grows and has developed into a rather interesting character. I loved the 'ZONE', it's inhabitants, and the mysteries still waiting to be revealed from within. I'm anxious to learn more about Andre and his interest in Justine. I will definitely continue this series!
Jan 07, 2014 Natalie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tina Clancy is trying to finish up her law degree while working in the radioactive area of Baltimore - the Zone. Bizarre things happen in the Zone, like statues moving, gargoyles disappearing, and then there are the people who live and work in the Zone. Tina knows she's going to miss the bus taking her out of the Zone, and hopes her boyfriend Max will come to get her.

What she doesn't expect is Max trying to run her over, running into the bank behind her, and dying in a fiery crash. What's worse?
Picked this up on a whim while waiting to go through the checkout at Big W - darned their bargain bins! - and I've seen this floating around for years, but since I have been after some more UF I thought, what the heck?!

While not the most unique and fantastic plot, it was fun and fast paced as we followed Justine (Tina) around as she tries to make her final legal exams, as well as figuring out what the hell is happening to her after she looses her temper and accidentally condemns her lazy boyfrie
Oct 01, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rd-2012, own
good start - a LOT to get your head around, curious to see where it's going to go next now the world has been set up.
Jim Dragon
Mar 11, 2013 Jim Dragon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I could give a book more than 5 stars this one would get it.
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Saturn's Daughter (3 books)
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