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(Morning Star Institute #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Being the daughter to the Devil has its draw backs, just ask seventeen-year-old Desdemona Starr, aka Dessi, who attends the Morning Star Institute, a private school where teenage Hellions, paranormals like Dessi, can learn and practice their Hell-given crafts. There Dessi’s life takes a dramatic turn towards chaos when she learns she’s part of a prophecy foretelling that s ...more
Published July 3rd 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing (first published July 2nd 2014)
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This is another great paranormal thriller but this time the key characters are teenagers in a private school, the Morning Star Institute. Now whilst this school is a private one, it isn’t your usual education establishment as it is a school where Hellions attend to hone their skills! The leading young lady in this story is Desdemona Starr (aka Dessi), the daughter of the Devil and most of the young men attending with her are Hell hounds in training.

The story has the central theme of good v evil,
Kris Ford
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults, young adults, fantasy fans
Excellent first novel by a promising young author! Great original concept, fast paced plot, interesting characters who will keep you guessing if they're good or bad, which side of good and evil they are on! Characters are well developed, with appropriate actions and language for their age group. Just the right element of suspense and romance; exciting battles with minimal descriptiveness of blood and gore- just my type because I don't like horror-type gore. Plenty of action, good representation ...more
Oct 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit that I haven't read many young adult paranormal books but I was very pleased that I got the chance to read this one. I was even more surprised to learn that this was a also a debut novel for Alissa T. Hunter as in no way would you imagine it to be a debut novel.

I loved how the writing in the book flowed and and the imagery it gives. As this is set in a world of hellions, demons and angels it's important to have
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Now with that out of the way,on to the review.
Desdemona Starr or Dessi as she's known, is the Devil's daughter. Her best friend Blake is a shape-shifting Hell hound who attends the same school as Dessi. Morning Star Institute is a private school for the training of the teanage Hellions,where they learn their craft. When soul sucking demons attack the school with Dessi in their sights she and two of the strongest Hell hounds
Christine VanBruggen
Far from ordinary

This is the first book that I've read by Alissa and while I did find it slightly slow to start it was an interesting read. Malicious is unlike the typical teen and YA books out there. This is the beginning to a story unlike any other and as is picks up its pace it can become addicting. The storyline itself is alluring and though the description talks about a love triangle there really doesn't seem to be more than a girl with a hot ex boyfriend and a male best friend with more fe
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
Loved the "Hell" World in which this was written! Definitely unique in it's genre right now. New author Alissa T. Hunter is a mesmerizing storyteller and has a thrilling way of engaging readers and keeping them on their toes. The characters are relatable and intriguing. Can't wait to read the next book; way to go Alissa!!! ...more
Debbie Hass
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Its a great story from a first time author. Alissa did a great job with the characters. They are believable and fun to get to know. The environment is new exciting. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series. Great job Alissa!!!
Cat Bras
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put it down. Desi and Ace kept me on my toes throughout the whole book. Add Blake and Abe and it makes a great group of characters. Lain was a hoot and the writing was great. Can't wait for the next installment. ...more
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by the author in exchanged for an honest review.Thank you again :)

This was way more than I was expecting but in a good way.Love the cover,great story line,and characters.

Looking forward to reading more :D

Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
The book had some okay parts but overall I was pretty bored with it. I'm 89% of the way through and I'm not gonna even bother trying to finish it.
I found myself trying to read faster in hopes to get to more exciting parts of the book. But they never really came. And when something exciting did happen, I wasn't fully immersed into the story (though not for lack of trying), so the "exciting" event felt more like I was reading about it from a secondhand report of someone who had been there... rathe
I think the plot of this story is very original, I personally have never read anything with this idea. I loved the originality!

I loved Dessi as a strong female lead. It took me a while to decide if I liked Ace or not, and Blake... well I loved him right away.

The whole idea of angels and demons, hell and heaven, it's very intriguing! I do love PNR quite a bit, but this is definitely a YA book. I'm used to more adult themed books and it moving at a little faster pace. I totally recommend this to
Apr 19, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't hate it but I didn't love it. I read this book because my sister posted something about it so thought I would give it a try. It was a good way to pass some time but not one I am drooling over waiting for the next one. ...more
Stephanie Miller
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. I was pleasantly surprised with how the love triangle played out and I can't wait to read Shameless. ...more
Shelia Rogers
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the characters.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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