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A Demon Made Me Do It

(Demonblood #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  2,240 ratings  ·  274 reviews
Some girls share clothes, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has to share, too. Only she shares her body--with a demon.

Liora just wants to survive her final year of high school unscathed, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron, and he lights
Paperback, 315 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Ascension Press (first published May 27th 2011)
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Megs ♥
Jan 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I received this book to review for the Read2Review program in the Paranormal Romance/Fantasy Addicts group. Thanks to the mods and the author for providing this book for us to read.

A Demon Made Me Do it was a book that I simply did not want to put down. It captured my attention from start to finish.

Liora is a true introvert who wants to keep to herself, live a normal life, and not be bothered. Her body hosts a demon named Lucky who is the complete opposite of that. Lucky wants to have fun, and
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
A demon Made Me Do It was an engaging read that I found hard to put down. The story starts with Liora. During the day Liora is a high school senior, a loner with only one real friend. During the night, while Liora is sleeping, Lucky comes out to play. Lucky is a rough and tumble demon who lives for hunting and killing other demons, especially the ones who killed her best friends. Liora and Lucky share a body but are two completely separate individuals. Then Kieron shows up and falls for Liora…or ...more
Midu Hadi
I got this book to read and review from the Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! So here goes:
the book is based on an interesting topic and what makes it even better is that Liora's two personalities are two actually different people. I think that's why I found it weird when both of them fall for the same guy. Its like two girls sharing the same boyfriend. Also, wouldn't we call a guy like Kieron a player, if he was dating two women who aren't even compatible?
Another classic example
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Demon Made Me Do It – by Penelope King

This is one awesome read, Penelope King’s writing style was so easy to read her words flowed off the pages and had me hooked from the very first chapter. I found this novel very unique, you have two character’s with different personalities who share one body. The concept is different than a regular demon possession, the way the story is delivered you get to know the characters as individuals and see how opposite they both are. Penelope King is a fantastic
Karla(Book Addict)
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Karla(Book Addict) by: R2R Event at PNR & UF Fanatics
Shelves: romantic, favorites
deleting reviews if you want to take a look at them you can do so on my blog, link on my profile
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
She's Liora Greyson by day, Lucky the Demon by night. When Liora was in her sapie/human form, all she really just wanted was to be left alone. She didn't want to draw attention to herself. But then she met Kieron Ambrose and she suddenly saw herself in a new light. Keiron and Liora both had dark secrets of their own. And she didn't want Lucky to have anything to do with them.

Despite sharing the same body, Liora hated the demon inside her. Actually she hated all the demons because of what they
Roxanne Kade
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW! How do I even put into words how fantastic this book is?

I fell right into the story from the very first page and couldn't put it down. It was an electric charge of emotions from the get go and never once did it fail to impress me. The characters are all amazing, so well written and unique. Normally there is at least one character who gets on my nerves, but it was impossible to dislike any of them.

The story starts with Liora, an average teen with a supernatural secret. She shares her body
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Gin by: ARR via Making Connections
This is not my usual preferred genre, but a great YA Paranormal Romance, nonetheless.

I loved the concept of this book: One person by day....…and the complete opposite by night, and neither of them knowing what is going on with the other. Not to mention, each of them hating everything to do with the other. A great representation of dealing with your own personal demons. The separate chapters used for each persona kept things nice and neat, and allowed the chance to get to know and relate to Lucky
Anna Erishkigal
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Lucky and Liora were two completely different characters sharing the same body, and oh, boy, did they dislike one another. Liora, the human half, just wanted to be a perfectly normal girl, while Lucky, the demon, wanted to kick butt and paint the town red. The switch between the two halves was well done, an the conflict between them was also believable. After all ... who wants to share?

I adored Bones, Lucky's (and it turns out Liora's)
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this as a part of the Read 2 Review program.

Let me just say that this book has the “it” factor. The story was one you want to fall into the pages reading. I laughed, I sighed and I fell in love again. This young adult paranormal romance novel has it all.

This story is imaginative and well written. It has the romance. It has the action. It has everything you need to be satisfied. The love relationship shirts the edges of believability which seems to be the trend these days, but that is
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Thanks to Penelope King for providing this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

This urban fantasy revolves around Liora Greyson, half-human/half-demon. She's trying to get through high school without her secret getting out, but being a half demon doesn't exactly make her Ms. Popular. The delicate balance between her two worlds are thrown off kilter once she meets the elusive Kieron Ambrose. Can she let go of her past and accept her future, or will her pain and anger seal her
MeMe Belikova First lady Ivashkov
This book is truly AMAZING! It is a twist of good/evil wrapped up in one! Penelope Kings makes a believable world of demons and humans that I would love to live in. I was hooked by page one and couldn't stop turning till the end. This series is something new and original!

Liora Greyson is sort of an outkast at her school, She likes to keep to herself because her life is anything but normal, by night she shares a body with a demon slaying Hot babe named "Lucky." Why? Because Lucky is out for blood
I try really hard to not rehash the entire story or give a bunch of spoilers when I review a book, but it may be hard not to this time! I'll do my best, though. ;)

I received this book to rebiew from the Shut Up & Read group's Read It & Reap event. I have to say, I have been extremely fortunate in the books I've been given to review through them so far. There really haven't been any misses. :)

Anyway, about this book...

I admit it--halfway into the very first chapter I was convinced I was
Nicole Peterson
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Nicole by: R2R via Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics!
I think the story was well written and easy to follow. You got to know the characters well and understand their motives.

The plot is of a girl that is a hybrid of a human and demon. She witness the death of 2 of her human friends when she is 12 and it "splits" her soul in two. During the day she is Liora, the outcast with one friend. During the night she is Lucky, the smoking hot demion that is on the hunt for the two demons that killed her childhood playmates. Keiron "the new boy" shows up and
N.N. Light
I really wanted to like this book but the more I read, the more it sounded like a storyline from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Glory). While there were some differences, the basic premise was the same. Half human/ half demon, living in the same body, vying for control. It had some great action scenes and the angst was well done.

My Rating: 3.5 stars
Faye {Daydreaming_Star}
This book had me captivated from the very first page. Well, actually, it had my attention from the synopsis but upon reading the first page, I almost instantly knew that this was going to be a good read, and boy was I not disappointed! The concept of a girl with “multiple” personalities is such a unique story and the way that it is then executed in the book is just so interesting. I really enjoyed getting to know both Lucky and Liora and loved reading what they got up to and how their lives were ...more
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
My favorite thing about A Demon Made Me Do It was that I couldn't call what was going to happen. Especially with the love triangle ... square ... pentagon (heck, we could throw in a countless number of sides, I suppose)? It was nice to not know precisely who was going to end up with who. I love that readers get a prophecy pretty early on in the novel, but that it doesn't really give away the future, just muddles it and provides possibilities (like a good prophecy should).
OK, actually, my
J. Andersen
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book beyond words! In a way, this surprised me since I don’t normally read fantasy, much less demon oriented books, but King does such a masterful job at creating a world and characters that capture your attention, I couldn’t put it down. Sure, teen angst has been done a million times. But never like this! King’s unusual take on the struggles of navigating the teenage years is absolutely refreshing.

Liora Greyson would like nothing more than to live a normal life, but that seems to
Maghon Thomas
As always I need to thank the R2R guys and the author for giving me a copy of this book to read for review! There are some days when I'm just so happy to be part of this group, for without them I would have never found some of the best books! Like this one!!

I can't say enough how much I LOVED this book! On point, it's got great characters and a wonderful plot, and fantastic names with some of the best writing I've come across! With that said, I'd like to go into discussion of the characters :)

Leanne Maala
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was way better than I expected. I thought it would be a really dark and eerie demon slaying kind of book, but it was actually a tale of acceptance, facing your fears, and coming into terms with who you really are, even the ugly bits that you hate about yourself.

Whenever I read a book with characters with different personalities I always end up loathing at least one of them, but that didn't happen with this book. I loved all the characters, both demons and humans. They all had their own
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
A Solid 4 Stars!

I love the concept of this book - Liora, who's human, must share her body with Lucky, a demon during the night. It's like she's living a double life. The author is able to portray this idea in a believable and entertaining way, shaping the plot with its own share of peaks and exciting turns.

The relationships between the characters are also quite complex. Take Bones for example - he's clearly romantically interested in Lucky, but acts as an older brother towards Liora. Meanwhile,
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Liora has a secret. She shares her body with a demon, Lucky. During daylight, Liora has her time, but once darkness falls, Lucky takes over. She is a justice demon and travels through the demon portal to hand out that justice. Liora is a sweet, pleasant girl who wouldn't harm a fly while Lucky has a bad attitude and is constantly angry and seeking revenge on the demons who killed her two best friends and split her soul in two. And then they both meet and fall for, the handsome Kieron.

From the
Jan 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Overall I found this novel a slow read – that being said, I still enjoyed it.

Liora is the type of girl that just wants to blend in, sort of be invisible and Lucky is the type of chick that stands out and attracts attention where ever she goes. They are exactly the opposite… even though their actually one person. Yes, that does sound super confusing!

Liora and Lucky went through a great tragedy when they were younger and live with the memories everyday. I can only imagine what it must feel like
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Wow...a half demon half human cursed so each half is a different personality. Total schizo type thing without the crazy. Very interesting story with great character development. The demon half, Lucky, is trying to find the demons that killed her friends and put the curse on her while the human half, Liora, wants nothing to do with demons and is trying to have a normal life. Liora is unable to participate in anything but school since during the day she is the human and during the night she is the ...more
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book will grab your attention and not let it go!! This is my first time reading anything by Penelope King, and I was not disappointed. She delivers with a vivid, fast paced adventure into the different worlds of humans and demons.

Liora Greyson is not like most other seventeen-year-old girls, because she shares her body with a demon. She is human during the day struggling to finish her last year in high school, and at night, she is a demon driven by the need of vengeance against the Amazea
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Liora Greyson is a high school senior at Dove Creek High School. She's not like everyone else because she's part human and part demion. She is human during the day and at night she splits into her demion half Lucky. It's Lucky's job to torment humans and collect payments from demons and demions. Lucky's best friend Bones who is part hellhound and incubus ever since the tragedy five years ago. Liora meets Kieron Ambrose and her world and life are not the same. Kieron rescues Lucky from a pair of ...more
Elsa Carrion
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Goodness!!!!

I am so ready to read the next one. This was an awesome story. In the beginning Lucky was a typical crier but also bad to the bone which I could not understand until later in the story. Everything was explained and the pieces starting fit together. Two great good looking males what more can a girl want. Kieron has it made, has his cake and he gets to eat it too! Bones will never give up his claim and you can’t help but like cute innocent Liora. The plot is very unique and the
Christie Rich
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The concept of Liora/Lucky as the MC was interesting. Even though we see the plot unfold through two distinct points of view, the connection between the alter-ego's is not missed. I found the idea of a split soul fascinating, and I look forward to seeing how Ms. King resolves this conflict. I liked Liora, but I loved Lucky. She was spunky yet Liora still had an effect on her that seemed to be positive. Liora on the other hand didn't seem too interested in ...more
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2012
I really enjoyed this book. I can't wait to read the next one and find out if Lucky/Liora get to merge themselves back together. The girls are existing in two different worlds. Neither one likes the other's world. They are both interested in the same guy and don't want to share! The book leaves you wanting to find out the rest of the story. A very good read!

The author does an excellent job in developing the characters. It's interesting to see things through both Liora's and Lucky's eyes. Of
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate to receive this book to review by the Shut Up & Read Group's, Read it & Reap it, and since it's my first ever through this group, I must say I am not disappointed at all!
I will not give any spoilers as to what goes on or even to things that happen (you will need to read this to find out for yourself). I will however say that the two poems (recited in the middle of the book by Kieron) I thought were perfect! (Once you read it you will understand!).
Anyone who is a fan of YA
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Penelope King is the author of several bestselling Young Adult fantasy-romance novels, including the "Spellbound Trilogy" and the "Demonblood Series."

Penelope graduated from the University of California, Irvine and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina

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