Jump to ratings and reviews
Rate this book

Demon Kissed #5

The 13th Prophecy

Rate this book
The time has come for Ivy to face her dark fate. There are no other options—she must destroy Kreterus. Failure to destroy him will result in the annihilation of the world we know and Ivy being doomed to reside in the Underworld for eternity.

336 pages, ebook

First published March 6, 2012

Loading interface...
Loading interface...

About the author

H.M. Ward

140 books6,561 followers
H.M. Ward continues to reign as a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author who surpassed more than 23 million books sold, placing her among the literary titans. Ward has been featured in articles in the NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES, and USA TODAY to name a few.

You can interact with this bestselling author at: www.facebook.com/AuthorHMWard.

Ratings & Reviews

What do you think?
Rate this book

Friends & Following

Create a free account to discover what your friends think of this book!

Community Reviews

5 stars
479 (46%)
4 stars
348 (33%)
3 stars
154 (15%)
2 stars
25 (2%)
1 star
18 (1%)
Displaying 1 - 30 of 64 reviews
Profile Image for Brie.
70 reviews4 followers
April 10, 2017
Before I begin my review here are a few random thoughts...
-Holy shit.
-Oh Eric. Stop being so demented and come find me. I'll love you forever...just don't love me back you sick bastard.
-I want the new guardian of the pool of lost souls as a pet.
-Yay for happy(?) endings.
-Lol. Nakey.
Ok. Review time.
Morals, self respect, and dignity are telling me to hate this book. To not only shun but condemn it to the lowest of the low ranking....but....I....can't.
Some twisted suppressed masochistic part of me likes it. I want to be perfectly clear.
The writing. The plot. The characters. Everything that's important in a good book is all here. You can not tell me a single character is dull or flat. They all have "dark" and "light" aspects. In other words. They frickin rock.
The plot flows seamlessly. I wasn't bored once. Even when there's no action (or action;) enough of the story is being revealed that I'm still on edge about what's going to happen.
I had tingly feelings during every sentence. It felt like my emotions were ripped away shredded and then returned with a shrug and "Opsies. Have fun putting yourself back together:)" You don't even know what you did to me book!

Back to the dark side. The violence between Ivy and Eric and how they felt about it is just..ugh. No matter what was said it couldn't be explained away. Allowing it was horrible and degrading...... But I understood... I felt like it added to the story like it couldn't be as powerful with out it.. I am so fucked up. 

Yeah.. I'm off to therapy. Bye. 
3 reviews
March 7, 2012
OH MY GOSH!!!! What an amazing end!!! I'd LOVE to read a novella on what happened next! Can't wait for the spin offs either!
Profile Image for Mike J.
40 reviews1 follower
March 18, 2012

This series started out as solid Young Adult reading. I devoured them alongside my daughter... But, with this concluding volume the series has really graduated into a full-fledged adult paranormal romance - and it's stronger for it.

All along we've seen Ivy Taylor struggle with the reality of who she believes herself to be versus who she is fated to become. With this book, the underlying theme that has been alluded to all along becomes much clearer - life comes in shades of gray. Good and evil, right and wrong, aren't always clear cut. That's what made me appreciate this series so much for younger readers. Can a likable, lovable, relatable character really by damned? Can true love be deeper than mere swooning, and complicated by less admirable feelings? Does someone always have to win?

This was a really great, satisfying, conclusion that avoided the typical Disneyification that we expect in modern stories. And, that's also why my twelve year old won't be reading this last book for a while... The sexual tension in the past books is ratcheted way up and allowed to play out more than it has before. The relationships are more complex - and at times twisted - than a young kid could be expected to follow. And, the ending leaves readers feeling as though the author was true to the story and characters, even if it meant taking us all on a wild ride and a very dark roller coaster.

If you're an adult reader who hasn't picked up this series yet, the Ivy-Eric relationship alone will be enough to keep you turning pages.

This is an excellent series for a book club due to the nature of the novels.
Profile Image for Grecekia.
121 reviews
March 8, 2012
Damn...I just had to read the whole book! It was just to good to put down. I happy sad and feeling a strong need for more Ivy and Collin. They are too cute. I hate to say it but so much more could happen with this ending. Ivy is so powerful in this book it was hard to believe that she was so young. Without saying to much I did like the hurting going on between the two. I know it played into bigger things but it was painful at times to read and not be turned off. Overall...this is a great series and one of my faves.
Profile Image for Rita Torkelson.
37 reviews8 followers
October 3, 2012
I love this series. I mean, really love it, so it was especially sad to feel so let down by the final book. Don't get me wrong - it was a good book. It just didn't have the satisfying bang I was hoping for. I could list all the things that bothered me, but I won't - I'll just stick to the 3 that really got me tweaked.


1) Is it just me, or did Ivy get pretty slutty in this? It seems like every guy in the story got to feel her up at least once. And then she's walking around naked and half-naked all the time (yes, I know the last one couldn't be helped).
2) The ending with Lococia was very anti-climactic. I kind of figured out what kind of angel she would get as payment, but I would have actually liked to have witnessed the ass-kicking. It was disappointing that they just walked in the mirror and that was the last we heard of it.
3) The final showdown with Kreterus was also VERY anti-climactic, especially since that's what the first 4 books were leading up to. It was clever how she pulled it off (I didn't see that coming at all and was actually getting mad at her for being such a quitter), but it was literally over in one paragraph. One! I was hoping for a little more description, maybe watch him writhe and suffer for a bit, hear about blood pouring out of his eyes, or his head exploding, or something - not just a lou cracking sound, and a silent scream. Very disappointing.

As I said at the beginning, I really did like the book, it just seemed to have a different flavor than the others. It's a good book, but to me, not a good ending to such an amazing series.
85 reviews
September 5, 2013
IT CAME OUT ON MY NOOK LAST NIGHT (march 4)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OK TO MUCH EXCLAMATION POINTS SORRY BUT THERE ARE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111
it was good the ending was all OMG!!!!!! poor eric loves ivy but can't touch her cuz shes a soul with no body and poor poor ivy always gonna be and poor colin no body only a soul on the brightside they can only be touched by each other
Profile Image for Swati.
59 reviews
March 7, 2012
I got in on my Kindle last night!!! It's great so far (not that i expected any different)! :D

I've just finished the book and I think it is every bit as brilliant as the others. I couldn't stop reading until I found out exactly how Ivy would extract herself from this elaborate plot without damning herself or anyone innocent in the process. The story had plenty of twists and turns -I honestly couldn't tell what would happen next, a rare quality in a book. The end to this gripping series is perfect. I like that everything doesn't just magically resolve itself all of a sudden, but it ends sadly but realistically (well as realistic as you can call paranormal fiction!) and at the same time with a sense of future happiness for our incredible, brave, butt-kicking protangonist. I admit there were parts I had to reread to understand properly, but it was worth it.
If you have been following Ivy thus far, I strongly recommend that you discover what happens next in this unmissable finale -or you'll regret it! I'm serious!
Profile Image for Yovana.
141 reviews2 followers
March 19, 2012
Before I say anything detailing
1. Oh Em Gee!!!!!!!
2. all hell no!!!

Ok so from the first book I was hooked! I couldn't wait for it to come out and when i got it I couldn't believe it. From start to finish I didn't want to put it down. I finished it in two days and all I kept thinking was I should have read it slower. But I just couldn't wait. Now that I'm done I wanted more! She never seems to let us down when it comes to her writing. Loved the suspense, so many twists and turns that I loved it. Loved the fact that when i read i could feel like i could feel what they were experienceing. Love, hate, confusion, pain, everything so detailed that i could picture it happening. Couldn't believe what happened from beginning to end. Especially towads the end with Ivy and Collin. Can't wait for more. :D
Profile Image for Bree.
20 reviews
March 8, 2012
This book is AMAZING! All I have to say is AWESOME JOB H.M. Ward!!!It is the perfect book to end this thrill riding paranormal romance! I was never sure which guy Ivy was going to end up with. Not only did we get to keep up with Ivy, Collin, and Eric, we also learned a little more about a few of the secondary characters. I must say that if The Evil Demon King really did look as good as what i pictured in my head I'm not sure I would be able to resist! This book picks up right where Satan's Stone left off so you must read all of the books to get an understanding. I will be waiting to read the spin off series!!!
Profile Image for Sara.
944 reviews18 followers
June 26, 2017
This was a great final book to Demon Kissed. Right from the beginning the action started and it drew me in until the end. A few parts were a little hard to figure out so I had to read them again, which is why it got 4stars instead of 5. The end really was heartbreaking and not very happy. But the very end left us with a good happy note. Love Collin, Eric and Ivy! Can't wait for the spinoff series.
Profile Image for Ana.
1,247 reviews35 followers
March 30, 2012
Wow!! Finished reading it last night and it's absolutely amazing! So many things happening at the end I just couldn't stop reading and go to bed. I kinda looked like a zombie this morning at work but it was so worth it!! Brilliant ending!!
You can tell if a series is good when you just can't stop reading it over and over...very few grabbed me this way. Congrats Holly! You're a wonderful writer! Now...I guess I'll just have to get the other books about Eric and Collin!
Profile Image for Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions).
764 reviews222 followers
March 30, 2012
OMG i really didn't expected that kind of happy or twisted ending but anyway Really Loved this series it was epic m totally gonna miss this series so so bad but m looking forward for ur new series Bane (Vampire Apocalypse #1) another new kick ass girl hope it's gonna be as awesome as Demon kissed series really can't wait.
Profile Image for Michele.
530 reviews12 followers
April 25, 2012
WOW....what a great ending to the series. Ward took us into a world of good versus evil, with many twists and turns, some you wouldn't even think of. I absolutely loved it!!
Profile Image for Jagged.
742 reviews31 followers
June 12, 2013
"Well, what the fuck does that mean?"

"Yeah, fate sucks like that. You spend a couple hundred lifetimes learning stuff only to be martyred--twice."

"It's a fucking dragon, not the Omen! It has scales, breathes fire, and flies like a deranged cow with wings."
As you can see, I am a fan of Eric.

The worst part about this book is that it has the potential to be fucking amazing. It has all the right elements--excitement, action, darkness, heart ache, and the most important one to me: consequences. All of the side characters are, for the most part, integral to the story. It has an amazing plot. It has some interesting obstacles. Even with the complete transparency of what were meant to be twists and turns of the plot, it was an engrossing read. The problem? Ivy! Yes, the fucking protagonist utterly destroys this series. Had she been anyone else, these books would have easily received higher ratings from me...but she is just a massive hideous stain that erodes all the other amazing properties in this story.


The girl is shameless. She is selfish, irresponsible, hypocritical, secretive to the point of harm to others, naive, and just plain stupid. Ivy's character never actually matured or progressed at all during the 5 books to this story. She has remained stubbornly the same. If anything, she lost more brain cells. She does, for the most part, stick to her characterization. It baffles me that Ward would have wanted to write from such a moronic perspective. I don't know any girl who would behave the way she has throughout the series. When Ward slips up with her character, it's not subtle. It's waving a fucking torch so bright you can't read the rest of the paragraph without taking a break. Her whole outburst to Eric was so unlike anything you would expect from this fool, and so wise, it really should have come from someone else. Ivy kept being told how beautiful and strong she was, how intelligent and selfless she was. It was a very lame attempt to get you to see Ivy in a different light, because that light didn't exist. I didn't see anything to prove these words. Ivy was the epitome of everything opposing those words. The fact that she did end up the way I wanted her...oh, yeah. I liked that.


Eric, on the other hand, was something else altogether. He has been my favourite character out of the whole damn series. And he doesn't disappoint in this book. He is "cruel" to Ivy, but I don't really consider brutal honesty cruel. Sure, he did some things that made you question your judgment for liking him, but I honestly felt that Ivy deserved everything he gave her, and then some. The only one I felt sorry for during any of his maliciousness would have been Collin.
Eric was dealt a shitty hand of cards to play. I was really hoping for some redemption for him, but I was satisfied with his outcome, regardless. I did like that Ward wasn't afraid to leave some things broken.


What a waste of his character. He was kind of left on the back burner in this book, which was a shame. I think, with the whole slight triangle going on, he should have been a little more feistier than he was. I've never really been a huge fan of Collin, anyway, I just felt that he could do way better than Ivy and I don't think settling is romantic. He also had a habit of trying to bolster Ivy with bold faced lies. He never really backed up his supposed feelings. He was definitely a character that was just there to keep the romance going, not because he was actually needed in the story. That annoyed me. His ending pissed me off. I was totally happy with the consequences the way they were.

Satan Stone

I loved this sneaky little bastard. I thought the idea behind how the magic worked was very cool. I liked how the consequences worked, but I felt that Ivy got off too lightly considering Lorren and Eric's prices. And hers was supposed to be worse.


Like I mentioned earlier, the over all plot for the series was good. Very good. This book was just very short and spent most of the time dealing with stupid drama. The problem was that not all of the questions that were brought to the surface were answered.
The battle with Kreterus was so fucking lame, I almost pulled my hair out. There wasn't any real action in this book. There needed to be some.
Things between Ivy and the Demon Princess felt unfinished. I didn't like that being left open. Just sending angels into the glass wasn't good enough for me.
Only one thing kept me from giving this book one star. And that was Eric.
And, of course, the transparency was a problem as well. Ward doesn't do a good job of keeping you in the dark. Except when it comes to explanations about people and what's happening. She just allows Ivy to know certain things without letting the reader in on it. Like what Eric actually is. The most I got was that he was a human/angel/demon. That's it. It didn't go into his powers, either, other than to say that he could siphon hers.
When Ivy needs her soul back, it had been mentioned earlier that Eric had also been stealing pieces of her soul. But for some reason she didn't need those pieces back to have a complete soul? Just the part that Collin had? Was this an oversight? Or was I missing something?


Okay. There were some serious eye sores throughout this read. But the major one that is bothering me right now is this:
I pressed my eyes closed. GAH! What is it with the damned repetitive phrases? Are you too lazy to describe it another way? Do you think it is cute to have like a trademark action? It is absolutely obnoxious. I cringed every time I read it. It derailed my reading experience and this is part of the reason these books could never be 5 star worthy for me. It annoys the holy fuck out of me.
It was being drilled into your head that Ivy couldn't feel her emotions. And in the same damn breath, she would go and contradict herself. This pissed me off. She was supposedly only able to feel around Eric, but she was easily angered. She was feeling affection for Collin, even as she is telling you that she isn't. I think that was something that should have been scrapped. And had Ward had a decent editor, or an editor at all, it would have been brought up.
Kreterus' voice rang out, caught in a silent scream. Oh, dear. I mean, what? How can your voice ring out silently?


I am glad this part of the series is done. I may look into the spin off series, though. Since I love Eric. Ward has potential, she really does. She just needs some fine tuning and a damn good editor, and I think she'll be very successful. This was a series I loved to hate. It is difficult for me to recommend this, because it caters to a lot of younger girls, but at the same token, there are a lot of aspects to these books that those same audience targets shouldn't be reading.
But if you want a frustrating read that will still entertain you, give this series a shot.
Profile Image for Susie Mitchell.
89 reviews2 followers
June 1, 2019
My daughter brought this series home and I was between books so as she finished the first I asked to read it. Well I binge read the entire series online before she was done with books from the school library. These books are so good I couldn't put them down. 13th Prophecy is fantastic. It didn't disappoint and the strong storyline sucks you in. I carried my kindle everywhere to read it when I could even in the Walmart cashier line.
Get this series its great.
Profile Image for Gaileen Crowell.
155 reviews
February 17, 2021
The Demon Kissed series is a must read for everyone who.enjoys famtasy.

This series has all the aspects of an excellent book; the plot is strong and the characters are believable, but the best part is that I never got tired of reading this. It moves along so well that it is easy to forget about doing other things in your life. I have been that captivated in a long while. This series is highly recommended.

Profile Image for Stephanie.
1,528 reviews95 followers
October 7, 2016
I found the premise of this series to be interesting but I think the execution was lacking. To be perfectly honest, it was just okay. Nothing special but it wasn’t terrible. I didn’t fall in love with the characters but I didn’t particularly dislike them either. Everything about this series was just meh to me which was quite disappointing because this genre is exactly the kind of books I enjoy. I just think that there are a lot better books/series out there with similar plots and better characters.

In regards to the plot, I felt that there were a lot of going back and forth. It was a bit messy and a very confusing because the characters would do something then realize that hey, nevermind, why did we do this? They were never on the same page so some of the characters would unintentionally hijack someone else’s work. There were also a lot of creatures out there that made it seem even more complicated especially with the Omen. Plus the author never fully explained what exactly that meant and why the Omen was there in the first place. It was little things like that that confused me. I just like having things explained or understood.

As for the characters specifically Ivy, I never really understood her. I found her a little spoiled, a tad immature, quite dumb, and very stubborn. Granted, I know she was trying to do the right thing the entire time but the way how she went about it, I found it absolutely ridiculous. I mean, going around and making blood bargains with demons for the sake of defeating another demon? That just spelled stupidity to me. She didn’t even bother asking for help or advice from any of her much more clear-headed or knowledgeable friends. Instead, she pretty much went for it without a second thought. And even though she kept trying to save her friends, the choices that she would make always ended up jeopardizing them. Especially with the whole Eric drama. I couldn’t even begin to fathom why Ivy made the choice that she did to save him even though she knew what he thought of it. Yet she did it anyways and called it “saving” him. And then with the whole Collin thing. She kept endangering herself when she knew the prophecy was at stake simply because she couldn’t risk him. She didn’t even know if it would ultimately kill him or not. She wasn’t willing to even try which put the whole world at stake. For someone who was trying so damn hard to save the world and go against that prophecy, that one single decision that she kept making over and over again was unfathomable.

As for the whole Collin/Ivy relationship, can I just please say, where the fuck did that come from? I got the chemistry from him in book one but not once did Ivy return any of those feelings to him yet suddenly they were soulmates and he was the only one for her? Pray tell, what happened? In fact, she treated him as a friend only and their interactions from her side basically screamed friendzoned to me. Yet, how did things change so dramatically?

Overall, the series was just okay. There is a sixth book out there but I read somewhere that it’s no longer available and I don’t see the point in investing more time on this series. Plus, the series technically ended on book 5 and the sixth book is merely a spinoff from Eric’s POV. I’m not sure if I would recommend the series but if you have time and you want to read an angel vs demon series, then I guess you can give this one a try.

Click here to view entire review: http://holedupinabook.blogspot.com/20...
Profile Image for Linny.
45 reviews
March 15, 2012
Review on Linny's Literature

With their non-stop action, unique storyline, and powerful characters that I loved, I have come to be a big fan of the Demon Kissed series. So, of course, I was ecstatic about reading the final book, The 13th Prophecy, when it came out. While The 13th Prophecy had much of the splendor of the previous books, it wasn't quite the perfect gem that I had learned to expect from this series.

The main thing that tarnished this "gem" from perfection for me was Ivy's boobs. No that wasn't a typo. Ivy's boobs are quite the hot commodity in this book. The previous four books didn't have much sexual stuff going on. They made out and lusted for eachother, but it never crossed any lines. In The 13th Prophecy, Ivy is groped by 3 different guys- 2 of them doing it mostly to cause her pain. Umm.. what? It was meaningless and could have been easily omitted from the story.

You have heard me rant and rave about the main character of the Demon Kissed series, Ivy, for the past four books and are probably growing weary of it. Well here it is again: Ivy does everything that she can to save her friends and the world from evil, even if it means sacrificing herself. She deals with unstoppable dark magic and even the Demon King himself; all in a day's work. Ivy, how bad-ass and ferocious you are. Or mostly are. While her selflessness is a commendable trait for the most part, I don't appreciate it when it comes to Eric. Eric was a crazy, vengeful Valefar and it was fun. However, now he has only gotten crazier for reasons I will not share, and he irritates me. His favorite pass-time is hurting Ivy (including her boob..) and Ivy lets him hurt her in some twisted sense of helping him be happier. Other than that, Ivy remains the same unstoppable force that she has been through the series.

I loved the constant twists and turns of the story and that every page was filled with action- trademarks of the Demon Kissed series. My favorite part of The 13th Prophecy, though, was Kreturus. Yes, I've developed a crush for the anicent, utterly evil Demon King. Collin is Ivy's soul mate and I love him, but I honestly felt that their romance lost some of its spice.. And I actually was kind of hoping that Ivy became Kreturus' Queen, and she did come close. He was extremelly powerful, had the looks of a greek god, and wanted Ivy passionately. And who can resist a bad boy? Or maybe I'm just messed up.

In each of the previous books, there were some spelling/grammar errors here and there, though they were very minimal and didn't bother me in the slightest. I thought that I should mention that, in The 13th Prophecy, I didn't see a single one.

Being the final installment in the Demon Kissed series, The 13th Prophecy had a lot to live up to. For the most part, with its original and exciting story that never gives your heart a break, it lived up to them well. I will say the ending was not as epic as I had anticipated though. The little things that I wrote above combined to make this final novel not quite perfect to me, but still close. I definitely recommend this and the entire Demon Kissed series.
Profile Image for Navdha.
587 reviews79 followers
March 20, 2012
I think this book wasn't as terrible as the previous books but it wasn't any better. I think the only part that made me happy was Ivy's constant suffering. Collin died. Boo-hoo. But I never really cared about him other than in the first book. Eric, well, he was bearable and I think he was the only character I wouldn't have slaughtered on sight. Kreterus died. Oh well, he had to, didn't he? I wish he decided to finish off Ivy first. Also, what about the dragon, the Omen, the whatever it was? It came and went and there was such a fuss about the Omen crossing paths but what happened in the end couldn't be blamed on him and his arrival didn't even make sense. Well, this series hardly made sense. It started off with such a promise and everything was sabotaged by Ward from the very next book. The characters weren't strong, the story line failed to make sense and keep you engrossed, Ivy took decisions of life and death as if she were choosing a dress for the prom. I mean, seriously, why was someone like her the Prophecy one? and why did everyone love her and admire her? Also, the writing style was so very poor and I'm not even gonna go there. Oh hell, I should. Every fucking line was about how corded someone's muscle was or how tight and tensed it was like a rope. What the fucking hell? Why do have to mention that in every single line? WHY?!
Keeping everything aside I simply can't believe that I finished this series. It was a challenge, it really was, but I sometimes like to torture myself with such books. It was self-inflicted and although I took several(okay two) naps while reading it and distracted other people from doing their work which I never do while I'm reading a book; I don't regret reading it. But..but, I'm not even going to touch the spin-off series. I'm guessing it will be about Eric and though he was bearable I am not that suicidal.
This book got a 2 star mainly cause of what Ivy went through and all her pain which I enjoyed. And also the fact that this disaster is finally over.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Morgan.
521 reviews262 followers
March 16, 2012

To be completely honest, I may not be the best person to review this series. The only reason I finished this book was because it was the last book in the series and I had to see how it ended. I really wanted to walk away from this series, but I couldn't walk away when I was that close to the end, especially after I invested so much time into this series.

The 13th Prophecy was hectic and overwhelming. I couldn't enjoy this novel because I was so turned off by the Ivy-Collin-Eric love triangle and the Ivy-Eric weirdness. So much happened in this novel, and the characters changed so much that they were no longer the characters that I came to care about. They were different, and not in a good way. I kept reading this novel because I was waiting for the conclusion, but the ending was weird and confusing.

I really enjoyed the first three books in this series: Demon Kissed, Cursed, and Torn. Each novel was nicely paced and well-written. I felt like I knew the characters, and I genuinely cared for them. However, the last two books: Satan's Stone and The 13th Prophecy, just didn't do it for me. They were complete chaos. I enjoy action packed novels, but Satan's Stone and The 13th Prophecy were just too much. Honestly, they ruined the series for me.

I gave The 13th Prophecy by H.M. Ward 2 STARS (2.5 STARS). I know that there are a lot of Demon Kissed fans out there. A lot of people loved this novel from start to finish. I just wasn't one of them.


Profile Image for Ally.
1,346 reviews81 followers
September 2, 2014
Finally! The last book. Now, I can finally get the truth. Right?

Nope, there are a lot of loose ends. And his name is Eric. Collin and Ivy? Well, I think you know what happened. Actually, I hope you don't know what happened. Because the ending of The 13th Prophecy was just weird. So weird that I had no idea what the hell is going on in it. Okay, maybe I do know what was going on, but for the most part, it was weird. And strange.

I'm not even going to talk about Ivy Taylor. All that happened is just pure, stupid luck.

And the ending. There are just so many loose ends. And too many "Happily Ever After"s. I hate them. This girl does not deserve them. Especially because of her stupidity. And her so-called "curse" isn't really a curse. Especially after that guy... And because modesty is really easy to get over. You lose it sooner or later.

Overall, The 13th Prophecy is really irritating. Some parts of the book is too convenient and utterly such a letdown. I wish there would be an epic plot... Oh, too much? Maybe that is too much spoiler and not enough opinion?

And now the two boys:

Eric reminds me of a twisted serial killer who loves causing pain than making other people happy. Honestly, I think Ivy deserves him. Then they can rot in hell together. Yeah, I totally think so. Sorry, but I don't have pity for the strangest characters.

And Collin. Just be dead.

Overall, I'm so glad to be over this series. The only redeemable part is probably the plot, but even that is a bit of stretch. The plot was disappointing. I pretty much wanted Ivy Taylor to die. (And that is not the most violent parts of my thoughts).

Rating: One out of Five
Profile Image for Levian.
446 reviews2 followers
November 20, 2013
having almost destroy Kreturus, the Demon Lord, Ivy was left feeling helpless but still refused to give up. the plan was to summon Kreturus in its human form, who was Collin, Ivy's Valefar boyfriend. however, when Ivy brought Collin back from the dead last time, she infused part of her soul with Collin's, thus saving him from the eternal death that was supposed to destroy him together with Kreturus. Ivy then escaped into the Lorren with Eric, and found out that Eric was a fallen Angel that was given a human life. to win against Kreterus, they needed the location of the Satan's Stone, held in the memories of Eric before he was turned human.

the fifth book of the series took my breath away since its very first page. while it was easy to label the Martis good and the Valefar evil, Ivy was surrounded by Valefars she called friends while the Martis shut her out. being half Martis and half Valefar made things complicated, being the Prophecy One only made it worst. in this installment, she finally came face to face with Kreturus, which brought everything to a whole new level. despite circling the plot for 5 books, i was both pleased and surprised to find myself drawn completely into the series while falling in love with Ivy more and more as their romance drew more tears into my eyes.

my review: here
Profile Image for Heather andrews.
9,520 reviews151 followers
January 5, 2013
You know this jealousy and "whose ego is bigger" contest between Collin and Eric is kind of getting annoying, I mean don't they have more important issues like I don't know finding Satan's stone? I mean Jesume they need to get a grip! "Eric pushed off the wall standing eye to eye with Collin. "I wouldn't bring up that day if I were you. Possessed by a demon or not you're the one who killed the Guardian and opened the floodgates of Hill. It was your hand that destroyed her life-her world." Eric tilted his head to the side gesturing toward me. He made it clear that Collin f***ed up my life. A smile slowly slid across Eric's lips. "That day things changed and I ended up fighting for the other side. Her side. I protected her, you did not." See what I mean about egos and jealousy and I'm sure this scene really didn't help any: He knew. He knew we were together. How? As if he could read my face he added, "f***ing him is one thing, but you took his blood? Didn't you? I can smell it. You're different. You put yourself...that was just stupid, Ivy!" Yea I'd say Eric is pissed about Collin and Ivy having sex more then her taking Collin's blood, but while he was pissed I was screaming FINALLY!! I love the ending and for once there was NO CLIFFHANGER!
Profile Image for Blake.
68 reviews
June 24, 2012
this book ended in a what i woulds call a tragic happy ending. and i kinda of didn't like it. i read a bunch of the reviews before mine, saying stuff like "oh i loved that ending!" "i'm so happy it's a happy ending" "YES! she's with Collin". bullshit. it wasn't a truly happy ending because if you think about it, i mean come on, she's stuck in the underworld for the rest of eternity. like stop and think that other for a second, can you possibly imagine that?. never seeing earth, the sun, regular friends? that's ridiculous. She can't even leave the fucking place and she'll always be surrounded by demons trying to do her work for her. then that whole thing with not ever being able to be touched except for Collin. that's crazy. her life fucking sucks and she's not even alive. all she has is Collin and literally nothing else and that really pisses me off. oh and she has to walk around naked. what is up with that? bottom line is, that wasn't a happy ending, not in the least and she just ended up being exactly what the prophecy said. everything was anti climactic, especially all the deaths like Kreturus, Collin's and even fucking Locoicina's.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Yianna Yiannacou.
Author 6 books78 followers
July 23, 2012
Yay I am finally done this series. I don’t want it to seem like I don’t like these books which I do. I enjoyed reading them but they did make me a little bit frustrated. I needed more villains and less of the same problems. It was basically the same drama over and over again.

This book’s main purpose was for Ivy to find Satan’s Stone and use it. She also has to choose between feeding her energy to Eric for him to survive and being with Collin. A lot of the times I found that when the part got exciting, the author rushed through it. I didn’t mind since it meant quicker ending, but I am going to complain here and say that I wanted more.

I couldn’t put this book down. I have never wanted to know the ending of a book so badly. I finished with being content over the ending. The author did well. I would recommend these books if they were all free instead of just the first one. I read them all for free since I borrowed them from a friend. Oh well. You can be the judge. Get the first book and if you feel like buying the rest, go right ahead! Enjoy!
Profile Image for Alaina Arielle.
5 reviews5 followers
April 7, 2013
***Possible Spoilers Ahead***

I read this series pretty much back to back because so much was going on that if I stopped I would never understand where I'm up to lol. Having said that, I found the series to be thoroughly enjoyable. I really liked the Martis complex and first foray into in hell (in I think book 2) and especially when we FINALLY get to meet Kreturus. Those bits I loved and had unexpected twists, although I do think Kreturus wasn't as fully developed a character as he could be. The rest of the books seemed a little too much like filler material and there were times I wondered where they were going. The ending was unexpected and explored a side of things that I didn't think would happen but that too was anticlimactic and sort of just lost steam. Despite all this though, I enjoyed the series enough to read the whole thing. It keeps you turning the page to find out what happened next. And here I am at the end of the series :D I'm actually tempted to check out the spin off about Eric but I'm in two minds.
Profile Image for Nereid.
1,311 reviews19 followers
March 17, 2012
I really loved this series and I was hooked from Chapter 1 as Ivy's life was like a runaway train with many unexpected twists and turns along the way. Her battle with demons and angels not to mention Kreterus is almost over and whether Collin or Eric will become casualties of war is yet to be seen. Who will be the last one standing and will Ivy become the Queen of the Underworld after all? This book had everything from star-crossed lovers to dragons and warrior angels plus a battle with the ultimate villain. Ivy shows courage and determination to fight the prophesy to ensure an outcome she could live with. I won't give away the ending, lets just say that it both pleased and surprised me. I will miss this series as I have been a fan for a long time now and look forward to more books from H.M. Ward that are just as compelling.
Displaying 1 - 30 of 64 reviews

Can't find what you're looking for?

Get help and learn more about the design.