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Reign Check (Demon Princess #2)

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Nikki Donovan, Demon Princess, is back - and stuck in a love triangle that's straight out of hell!

Fresh from finding out that she is a demon princess, fighting her aunt for her life, and rescuing her father from being poisoned, Nikki Donovan is looking forward to getting back to her regular high school life. But when Rhys, the handsome king of the faery realm, decides to s

Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 25th 2010 by Walker Childrens
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Nov 02, 2010 Nafiza rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
If you remember, I was not too pleased with the first installment in this series but babycakes, it’s all about the sequels because I totally loved this one. Often (in particular with Richelle Mead) I find that authors usually hit their stride in the second novel in a series because by that time they are done building the world in which their story is set to occur. This means that they can focus more on the plot details rather than structure and situating the mythos. Am I making sense so far? Yea ...more
Oct 12, 2010 BOOK BUTTERFLY rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wish-list, demons
Quick & Dirty Book Review:
The first book in this delightful series, Demon Princess: Reign or Shine was a light-hearted, hilarious novel with an intriguing storyline, compelling protagonist and a whole of demon butt-kicking action. In my opinion, Demon Princess: Reign Check surpassed its predecessor. With an exciting romantic triangle and profound writing dealing with deep issues of death, choices and the consequences of our actions, Reign Check has become my favorite book within the series.
Jun 19, 2010 Tynga rated it liked it
After saving her father from death, Nikki gets to return to her almost-normal-life in Ontario, Canada. Peace won’t last more than a week end though, because Rhys, the faery king, enrolled in her high school to study the possibility of Nikki being a treat to his people. Everyone, demons and faeries alike are determined to shed the light on a prophecy saying Nikki will destroy them all, or end the princess’ life to prevent it.

I’ll start by saying that if you liked the first book, you will also lik
nancy (The Ravenous Reader)
What happens when you combine faeries, demons, the shadow lands and a wicked scary prophecy? You get Nikki Donovan and her non-stop adventures of navigating life as a high school student while also being a demon princess.

With Demon Princess: Reign Check, Michelle Rowen continues her fabulous skills at keeping us glued to our books as we delve deeper into Nikki's role as a demon Princess and all of it's perks and downfalls.

Demon Princess: Reign Check continues shortly after Demon Princess: Reign
Jun 07, 2010 Kelsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
After finishing the first novel in the series, Reign or Shine, I've been really looking forward to reading this one. Picking up almost immediately after Reign or Shine ended, Reign Check was another exciting and well done addition to the series.

To begin with, readers got to know Nikki even better, and she really matured in this book. I could understand her actions more and she was an overall more believable and likable character. I like Nikki's personality and it makes her narration way more enj
Princess Bookie
May 10, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: I have been on such a kick of reading Young Adult books! And amazing ones at that! In the first book Demon Princess Reign or Shine. We meet Nikki Donovan who moved to a new town two months because her mom got remarried, for the fourth time! Her father left her and her mom before she was even born. She is just trying to fit it and becomes friends with the popular girl. She snags a super cute popular guy and her life can't get any better. Until, she gets herself a bit of a stalker and ...more
Princess Bookie
May 25, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts: I have been on such a kick of reading Young Adult books! And amazing ones at that! In the first book Demon Princess Reign or Shine. We meet Nikki Donovan who moved to a new town two months because her mom got remarried, for the fourth time! Her father left her and her mom before she was even born. She is just trying to fit it and becomes friends with the popular girl. She snags a super cute popular guy and her life can't get any better. Until, she gets herself a bit of a stalker and ...more
Jun 29, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
I loved it

I need to start off with saying, I can't believe that there may not be any more books to this series!! Please correct me if I'm wrong because I'll be so excited if I am. There is so much more left to explore in Nikki's world and I really, really don't want it to be over. It finished so open-ended, I want more now! Ok, time to calm down now. I hope I made my point clear. :D As you can probably tell by now I loved Reign Check. I may even dare to say that I liked it more that Reign or Sh
Aug 02, 2011 Kailia rated it really liked it
After all the surprises in Demon Princess: Reign or Shine, Nikki Donovan I still trying to get used to being a Demon Princess. She’s attending school now and while things are going okay, Jason is still acting weird and worse yet, a new boy has captured everyone attention. But this new boy is none other than Rhys, the king of the faery realm who also happens to be in her class. And then of course, Michael shows up, she meets the Queen whose brother wanted to kill her father, and things get a litt ...more
Fera Flies Free
Di buku kedua ini lumayan penuh kejutan karena tiba-tiba Nikki mendapati Rhys jadi murid baru di sekolahnya. Parahnya lagi, sobatnya Nikki, Melinda, malah sepertinya jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama sama Rhys dan pingin dia jadi pacarnya.

Tapi fokus di buku ini lebih ke petualangannya Nikki pertama kali ke Underworld. Di sana dia bakal ketemu semacam petinggi-petinggi Underworld yang diantaranya Queen Sephina, Ratu dari Underworld itu sendiri. Banyak kejadian menarik sekaligus menegangkan yang
Jun 28, 2010 P.J. rated it it was amazing
Book 40 for 2010.
I love the fun attitude this series takes on. The first book DEMON PRINCESS was one of my favorite reads in the past, and REIGN CHECK didn't disappoint at all. Highly recommended for 7th grade and up fans of paranormal or fantasy and anyone who loves great humor and a fun story.
Dec 30, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen, contempft
Quick read involving oracles, forbidden love, and a demon princess that won't settle. Cute, and even better than the previous book. In this novel, Nikki spends less time wondering at the new world she's fallen into, and more time getting things done. Mostly.
Aug 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Love triangle with Rhys (the fairy king) and her loyal servant/friend Michael (descendent of shadow King from long ago) Is everyone Nikki meets royalty? I can't wait to read the third book!
Aug 22, 2011 Shyshy rated it really liked it
I think this book was way more insane than the first... That's why I loved it. I like the way the author can create cheekiness into very serious situations. One word..... Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oct 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
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Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

"A week ago. I was a normal, boring teenager.

Then I met my father for the first time and found out he was a demon. And not just any demon: he was also the king of another dimension, called the Shadowlands.

Which made me a princess--a demon princess.

So very not normal."

After saving her dad and his kingdom, Nikki goes back to the human world, knowing that the Shadowlands are now safe once again. What Nikki doesn't expect is to find the faerie king, Rhys, enroll
Jan 18, 2011 natercopia rated it liked it
If you're thinking that you need to read the first one before getting to the second book, don't bother. This second book is good on it's own. Reign Check is a teenage romance between demons, shadows, human and king faery. Not quite your typical high school only human love story. Part chick lit and part paranormal, Reign Check is a lovable story to start off with. When you think about demons and shadows, evil and dangerous would first come to mind. Obviously, they are the dark creatures of the un ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Christine rated it really liked it
Review: Nikki Donovan just found out she is a Demon Princess and her best friend could possibly be a demon slayer. She is looking forward going back to high school and acting like a regular human for awhile, when Rhys, the young king of faery, enrolls in her school as an 'exchange student.' He tells Nikki there is a dark prophecy about her and he is there to observe her for himself. Nikki starts to have conflicting feelings for Rhys as she spends time with him, which complicates her (forbidden) ...more
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Aug 18, 2011 Miranda Polanía Vélez rated it it was amazing
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Apr 14, 2011 Cascata Nerina rated it it was amazing
Is the sequel that directly follows it, and continues to build onto the world she's built. She adds in more half breeds and more species that we were not necessarily aware of the first time. The hierarchy within the various groups becoming more apparent. It's easy to see how she is growing the world.

We're introduced to more characters of most species as well, all without ignoring characters (good, bad, or indifferent) from the first book. She has a really good basis to continue the series and ma
May 25, 2010 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Nikki Donovan, reluctant royalty of the demonic Shadowlands, is back for her second book -- and what a book it is! This is a series that is thought-provoking, plot-driven, and filled with world-building goodies that keep the pages turning. Accessible to younger readers but carrying darker themes that will still resonate with adults, Reign Check is high-quality.

When the king of the faery realm shows up at Nikki's (very human) high-school to spy on her and her half-demon motives, her life becomes
Heather Pearson
Apr 18, 2011 Heather Pearson rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Shannon
My daughter had received this as a review copy. I borrowed it from her shelf. This is definitely a YA novel, but it has enough depth to the main characters to keep an older reader involved.

It was just one week since sixteen year old Nikki had found out that she was a demon and that her father is the demon king of the Shadowlands. This means that Nikki is a princess. Not the kind of pressure that a high school girl needs. Thankfully she has a wonderful friend Melinda at her side. To complicate m
Feb 26, 2012 Brandi rated it really liked it
Reign Check is the sequel to Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen in the Demon Princess series and after the first one...I was a little leery going into this one. I wasn't really too sure how much I would like it since the first one was just OK for me. That said, I liked Reign Check soooo much better! What was better this time around? Everything was. The plot, the characters, and the love story were all more developed and not as predictable.
Nikki, Michael, Rhys, Melinda, and literally all of the ot
Aug 16, 2012 Bibliojunkies rated it liked it
Nikki Donovan was a demon princess. Now she's a demon princess in love.

Fresh from finding out she is a demon princess and meeting her father for the first time, Nikki Donovan is looking forward to getting back to her regular high school life. But then Rhys, the handsome teenage king of the faery realm, enrolls at her school as a "foreign exchange student." Her conflicted feelings for Rhys and her boyfriend are getting in the way of her new relationship with the Shadow-creature Michael. But this
Aug 26, 2011 Rose rated it really liked it

I think after having such a rough time with Reign or Shine, I was just not motivated to read this one. Though, I do have to say this one impressed me.

Remember that my one major issue with Reign or Shine was our Shadow/Prince/Servant/Thing, Michael. Well, he actually showed he had a backbone in this book! Again, he was kind of stupid (even he admits to it), but he was an idiot with a backbone. I mean, I guess I'd be a bit of a twit if I was stuck in a castle all my life.

So, yeah, respect for Mic
This is a fun series! It's a well-written YA paranormal series about a half-demon, half-human princess who only recently learned of her powers. This installment starts with the 16 year old Fairy king showing up at her high school as an exchange student so he can spy on her. Turns out there's a prophecy that says she will destroy the whole underworld, and he wants to see if he thinks it's true. Nikki is also trying to figure out how to be with her shadow love interest (Michael, the servant assign ...more
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Reign Check is definitely better than the first book in terms of writing and the plot (still fairly predictable but less predictable,especially on Rhys's future Queen it's so obvious it's gonna be Nikki. And from the first book you'd already guessed Melinda is a demon slayer who conveniently had her eyes on the faery king.

This is a fast simple easy read with funny sarcastic moments. The problem I'm having is that there's no depth. It's simply: Oh this is how I feel right now and why is the faery
Sep 07, 2010 Colleen rated it really liked it
I really hope that sales of Reign Check are encouraging to Walker Books because I'm not done with Nikki Donovan, Demon Princess. This series is crying out for resolution. I guess it doesn't help that I read both Reign or Shine and Reign Check back-to-back. Rowen continues to deftly balance witty banter and dark events in a real page turner. I dearly love how sassy Rowen's heroines are and how they always rise to the occasion despite the odds being stacked against them.

Reign Check begins a week a
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review brought to you by OBS staff member Dawn

Nikki is one of my favorite YA characters. She’s surprisingly mature, unafraid to speak her mind.
Case in point: when her father wants to see her, she confronts him about keeping his promise to set Michael free.

Middle books in series tend to suck, but this one is the exception. There’s a lot of action and problems coming at Nikki from all directions. The second book has several intricate plots going on with Michael, Rhys, Melinda (the demon slayer), C
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National bestselling author MICHELLE ROWEN writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy, both light and dark, sexy and sweet, long and short -- it all depends on the story! She's won a Holt Medallion for Best First Book and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Vampire Romance. For more information, please visit Michelle at her website at
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“Well...unfortunately there's a little problem," he said.
He pointed up. "That."
I looked up to see the mistletoe dangling from the ceiling where I'd hung it three hours before.
"Okay, but what does that-?"
Rhys kissed me.
"I really, really, didn't want to like that," he said.
"Rhys-" But before I could say anything else, he kissed me again and pulled me closer.”
“No. As a matter of fact, the dragon oracle tells me the girl I'm supposed to marry, the one destined to someday become the queen of the faery realm, isn't a faery at all."
"She isn't?" I said. "Then who is she?"
"You," he said.”
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