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Hell Is Coming (The Watchers #1)

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Alternate cover edition for: ISBN 9781502355584


"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."

Foster kid, Leia Swanson is eighteen and just getting her life together after a turbulent past that included losing both her parents when she was seven years old.

Then when people start turning into demons before her eyes and she feels a strange new power grow in her, Leia’s life begi
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Paperback, 2nd Edition, 275 pages
Published October 31st 2014 by Martin Publications (first published October 24th 2014)
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Rae King
Hell is Coming is the first book in a new urban fantasy series. If you are a fan of this genre, you will not be disappointed in this fast-paced trill ride!

Leia is an eighteen year old who grew up in foster care with her twin brother, Josh. They lost their parents when they were seven years old and only Leia knows what truly happened that night. She witnessed her father being killed and her mother taken by a demon. Ever since she turned eighteen, she has been able to see a demon's true form, caus
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Victoria
Dec 23, 2014 Victoria rated it liked it
“You think you’re so smart,” she said to us choking on her own blood. “You know nothing. Soon enough everything you know will be gone.”
“What are you talking about?” I asked her.
“Hell is coming,” she said laughing, still choking on her own blood. “Hell is coming and you can’t stop it.”



I'm always wary of the Paranormal genre, because a lot of plots are just like the tv show Supernatural. And while this book had many those elements, it also had some original stuff enough to make it enjoyable.

Leia
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Abigail Van nuys
I wasn't prepared for how much I would enjoy "Hell Is Coming" by N.P. Martin! Once I started I could not put the book down except once to go to lunch with my sister where all I talked about with the book!

The story centers around 18 year old Leia and her battles to save her brother. Without giving away too much, it seems the ordeals are incredible but Leia is a strong girl when the circumstances require. I could really relate to Leia and I found myself cheering for her as the ending unfolded.

I hi
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Steve H
Not normally my kinda thing but I kinda enjoyed this. I'll take note and maybe catch the next in the series if one appears.
Kristen Burns
4 Stars

Full Review:
I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this book when I started since I don't tend to like books about angel wars (technically they're nephilim, but close enough) as many of them seem to be broad in scope and plot-focused. But the cover of this one drew me in, and, lucky for me, it stayed nicely focused on the personal motivations, goals, lives, and feelings of the main characters and turned out to be a great book!

The main character, Leia, had a unique voice that I had fun reading.
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Hillary M.
Jan 02, 2015 Hillary M. rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books, 2014
This book took me on a ride, indeed. The overall plot was definitely something that interested me-- as a fan of Supernatural, and Constantine, and Sleepy Hollow and the like, the world of demons is something that intrigues me, and I think this book really captured the image of them, giving them a diversity that isn't seen so often, which was nice. It's cool to think of them with their own personalities, their own likes and dislikes and vices. It's fascinating, and that really caught my attention ...more
Taylor Smith
Nov 01, 2014 Taylor Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an exciting book from N.P. Martin. Leia has had a tough childhood in which her family was basically taken away from her. She's already lost her mother and her father, now her brother is missing. Leia is trying to figure out her past while trying to fight off what is haunting her presently. I really enjoyed that the main character was a strong female. Leia was very tough and resilient. She didn't let anything stop her or get in her way. Seeing her go through her journey was awesome. Leia ...more
Debrac2014
Nov 13, 2015 Debrac2014 rated it liked it
This story was ok. It was action packed but I disliked the main character Leia, just couldn't connect with her!
Tia
Nov 05, 2014 Tia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
New series, was pretty whacky but awesome. I enjoyed reading it.
Bruce
Leia Swanson has had it rough, she's been in foster care for 11 years after witnessing her parent's death by demons when she was 7. She and her twin brother Josh have found a dcent foster-mother and are starting to thrive. Then she starts seeing demons enerywhere. To top that off she finds out her mother had a secret life, a life that would impact her in ways she couldn't believe as a Watcher, a demon hunter and she's a Nephilim too. Following clues left for her by an old neighbor, she meet her ...more
Jackie
Nov 01, 2016 Jackie rated it it was amazing
Hell is coming, for everyone and Leia is trying to help. Along the way she may lose her life and her soul. Her twin brother is kidnapped and she has to get her Uncle Frank to help, although she barely knows him. Great reading that keeps you in suspense until the amazing ending
Lisa
Oct 16, 2016 Lisa rated it it was amazing
Hell is Coming by N. P. Martin
Hell is Coming, is a thrill ride into a young woman's journey into her destiny. Leia witnessed the murder of her parents by demons when she was a child. While searching for clues as to why her parents were killed, her former neighbor gives her an envelope containing her mother's journal, a key to a storage facility, and a DVD. The DVD is a goodbye from her mother and information that Leia has an uncle, Frank. When Leia meets Frank, she learn that she is a nephalim,a
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Sheila gullick
Oct 17, 2016 Sheila gullick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great action

I loved this book. It was funny scary and just great. I can't wait to read the rest of the series
Linda Todd
Dec 04, 2016 Linda Todd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-fab
Amazing story I loved the way the characters went with the groove. Amazing & strong willed characters the story takes you on the ride of your life a well developed story you can sink your teeth into. This series I do so hope to read all of in the future as I enjoyed reading this first book so so very much I would be so delighted to recommend this wonderful book to my friends also who else love these books my thanks to the amazing author Neal Martin for the privilege and pleasure of reading ...more
Alisha Tarran
Foster kid, Leia Swanson is eighteen and just getting her life together after a turbulent past that included losing both her parents when she was seven years old.
Then when people start turning into demons before her eyes and she feels a strange new power grow in her, Leia’s life begins to unravel, prompting her to visit her childhood home for answers.
Convinced a demon took her mother and killed her father, Leia soon uncovers her mothers secret past as a Watcher—a Nephilim demon hunter—and that s
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Sage
Aug 30, 2015 Sage rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ffr
*I received a digital copy from the author from a giveaway.
Rating: 4.5/5


Leia and her twin brother Josh grew up in foster homes due to their mother and father being killed by demons. No one believed Leia as she made her statement as a little seven year old though, and so she learned to keep her mouth shut. However, ever since turning eighteen, she sees things: the demons and their true faces even when they're walking around in human bodies (which are called meat suits). She thinks she's gone cra
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Kim Dyer
Jun 09, 2016 Kim Dyer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
First of all, a word of caution. Perhaps I was misinformed but I picked up this book because I was told it was suitable for young adult readers. I disagree strongly with this evaluation. This novel is clearly targeted at new adult (18+) readers. There's gore, drug use, lots of swearing and one particularly graphic sex scene (one that the author really went out of his way to shoehorn into the story and was so brutally explicit that I personally felt it lost any kind of appeal that my have had).

Wi
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J C Mitchinson
Feb 06, 2015 J C Mitchinson rated it liked it
This is the story of an 18 year old girl who finds out she's a Nephilim with a family legacy of hunting demons.

It's clear that a large amount of thought and effort has gone into this book, and it doesn't slack off at any point in terms of trying to deliver and keeping up a good pace. The protag is a strong-willed, know-it-all, and I found her very annoying but also thought her reactions pretty accurate in terms of 18 year olds (I teach them, I know!).

To be honest, I don't know exactly why I didn
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Julie Hall
Jun 22, 2015 Julie Hall rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Hell is Coming by N.P. Martin, through Library Thing.

First I would like to say that I am currently staring a picture of Neal and ummm…this is exactly what I thought Frank would look like. I swear this is the face my mind’s eye conjured up while reading this book.

Well, now that I have finished this book, I am very sad. I have nothing notable to read until the copy of book 2 arrives. I got this copy in exchange for a review, but I was about through it when I went to Amazon a
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Bree Martin
Oct 27, 2014 Bree Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a new urban fantasy series that I picked up and I'm glad I did because it turned out to be my kind of read.

The book tells the story of Leia Swanson, and 18 year old foster kid who finds out she is able to see demons in their true form, demons who masquerade as humans in Mercy City, the fictional setting of the novel.

Leia soon discovers that her mother, taken by demons when Leia was just seven years old, was a demon hunter and a Nephilim (half angel, half human). When Le
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Barbara
Sep 02, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it
Given to me with the expectation of an honest review. I signed up to try a new author and received this free book. I had no idea about the book. I rarely read dark books because I prefer happy or funny (or both) romances and shifter books. I do like thrillers and mysteries but they are hard for me to judge whether I'm going to like them before I read them. After reading a few pages of this book, I wasn't sure that I would like it. But I haven't read or tried to read many books that I did not ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jan 16, 2015 Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Read For Those That Love Urban Fantasy Leia is 18 and has a twin brother named Josh. Even though they are 18, Leia and Josh still live with their last foster parent, Diane. Leia has a unique problem. Since she was a child, she's been able to see demons. A demon killed her dad and took her mom 11 years ago and nobody believes her. Leia used pills and alcohol to try to deal with seeing the demons while everyone else thinks she's crazy. Leia went with her friend Kasey to her old home that ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jan 16, 2015 Angel Hatfield rated it really liked it
**I received an ARC for an honest review

Leia is 18 and has a twin brother named Josh. Even though they are 18, Leia and Josh still live with their last foster parent, Diane. Leia has a unique problem. Since she was a child, she's been able to see demons. A demon killed her dad and took her mom 11 years ago and nobody believes her. Leia used pills and alcohol to try to deal with seeing the demons while everyone else thinks she's crazy. Leia went with her friend Kasey to her old home that everythi
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Christine Rains
Jun 29, 2016 Christine Rains rated it it was ok
Leia Swanson has been seeing demons. She and her twin brother Josh just turned eighteen, and they're getting out of foster care to finally get a home of their own. Yet the good times do not roll. Josh is kidnapped by demons and Leia must find a way to rescue him. She locates an uncle she never knew she had and finds out she is a Nephilim, a naturally born demon hunter. Her uncle agrees to train her as a Watcher, and while she struggles with learning about her family history, she must also deal ...more
Holly
Feb 21, 2015 Holly rated it really liked it
With the market oversaturated with paranormal fiction, it's hard to stand out amongst the others. Taking a teenager and placing them into the middle of Armageddon is one way to do it, but should only be attempted with an original idea.
I want to review this book two ways. The first is that I want to point out the formulaic nature of the plot, from its usual "kidnapped friend/relative leads to the MC's earth-shattering revelation", to the "demon wants Hell everywhere" he plot line. Not very origin
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Georgiann Hennelly
Jun 27, 2015 Georgiann Hennelly rated it it was amazing
Hell is coming is the first book in the Watchers series. Leia Swanson is Eighteen and a Foster child. She soon discovers she can see Demons in their true form. As they masquerade as Humans in Mercy city where she lives. Leia soon discovers that her Mother was taken by Demons when Leia was seven years old, her Mother was a Demon hunter and a Nephilim( half angel half human} Leia's Brother Josh goes missing she goes looking for him to get him back and she meets Frank the Uncle she didn't know she ...more
Bella Doerres
Oct 18, 2015 Bella Doerres rated it it was amazing
Hell is Coming by N. P. Martin

Leia is finding an apartment f or her and her brother as they prepare to leave the foster system and start out on a life of their own. She is haunted by nightmares of how her parents died and is concerned she is losing her mind when she sees hideous creatures on the street. Leia is discovering t hat what she thought might be insanity is actually part of the paranormal world she is meant to be a part of. She is going to find out what she is and what she is meant to
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Samantha Julmisse
Aug 01, 2015 Samantha Julmisse rated it really liked it
A great read that kept me captivated from beginning to end. Sometimes I found myself having go to reread passages because I really wanted to know what happened next and I would accidentally skip ahead. I enjoyed this fresher take on demons coming into our world, as well as just a fresher take on demons themselves since I haven't read a other book where demons are depicted in this manner. The main characters were well developed, my heart pounded with fear for them and felt their pain, sadness and ...more
Deb Diem
Oct 02, 2015 Deb Diem rated it really liked it
Hell is Coming by N.P. Martin is NOT the type of book I would pick for myself. I won a copy of this book at a Facebook party and after putting it off, I finally read it. I was surprised that I actually liked it. Leia's story is fast paced with a high creep out factor...sorry but demons are creepy. Hell is coming is a well written book. You can't help but cheer on young Leia, even if she's a potty mouth, vodka drinking, pot smoking delinquent. This book is packed with action, drama and even a bit ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Watchers (5 books)
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  • Bad Grace: A Watchers Companion Novel
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