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Into a Million Pieces

(Pieces Duology #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can. Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem. Mean girl Jul ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC (first published January 1st 2015)
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Candace Robinson
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a story that was more than just being a succubus. This was a story about a girl that has to struggle. Struggle with herself, with her family, and with not ever being able to fall in love. It was an emotional ride but also full of lovely moments. The bond between Ren and Allison was sweet, swoony, and stressful! Stressful because her kiss can drain him and anything more might kill him. I loved Allison’s personality and the writing was really addictive! On to book two!
Oct 20, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Funny, I marked this book "read," but really it's more like "memorized" (which is what happens when you read your own book 759 times--give or take ;) )

Anyway, I'm not going to rate my own book (that's just weird), but it's a story I love and enjoyed writing, probably more so than any other book I've written. My only hope is that INTO A MILLION PIECES entertains you, that you get lost in the story, and at the end you're able to sit back and say, "Wow. That was some good readin'." Oh, and if it ma
We all search for that one novel that stands out from the rest, no matter the genre. You have that perfect chemistry with the book, the characters, the plot and the dialogue. When you find that chemistry, you are hooked, no matter where you are taken. Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook had that special chemistry for me. A little dark, filled with jagged edges, relationship interactions, gentle romance and told through the eyes and heart of a teen whose life will always be different from oth ...more
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The idea of this being a Young Adult book about twin succubi really caught my attention, and I was just as interested in the story as I was in how she did it. You see, I love the Young Adult genre, but I get a little miffed when I'm reading something that is CLEARLY not appropriate for young adults. I know, I know - young adults are also people in their early 20s - but there are a lot of teenagers that read this genre and, well, I think that if you want to add a lot of sex and stuff to your book ...more
A.G. Howard
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the fist succubus book I've ever read, and wow. The sensuality/tension is visceral when you have two teens trying to keep their hands off each other. *ahem* There was darkness, bittersweet moments, humor, and also a great mystery woven into the pages.

Crossing my fingers that there will be a book 2!
Shannon Rogers
A big thank-you to the author for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. Well, honestly, I loved it. From the cover to the story to the characters to the romance, I loved it all. This was a unique story, being about two twin sisters who happen to be succubus. Or should I say succubi, since we're talking plural here. Whenever I've heard or read about them before, the succubus was a purely evil character who visited dreams, created nightmares, and hovered over men's beds trying to l ...more
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: requested, ebook
I was really excited when I was asked to be a part of this tour. My favorite genres are that of fantasy and young adult, so I thought this would be right up my alley. And then I saw the cover, which is absolutely gorgeous. I knew I had to read it... And I'm so glad I did!

What really drew me in to this book was the fact that it's a paranormal book that features succubi as the main characters. While I knew fully what that race of creature is, I honestly cannot recall ever reading a book, young adu
Mar 22, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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🎁 Pieces Duology (2 book series) is FREE on Amazon today (3/22/2020)! 🎁
Kacey Vanderkarr
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This was a quick, enjoyable read that I picked up because of a friend’s Facebook post. See? Talking about books sells them. Authors love that.

I loved the “succubus” premise of this book, and that it still promised to have romance. Overall, it felt decidedly YA and I think it will appeal to younger audiences. Teenagers will love this book because it’ll make them feel like they got away with something. There’s swearing (yay!), mystery (double yay!), and a lot of illegal kissing.

I liked
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I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading this. The idea of the main character being a reluctant succubus, was great and the chemistry between Allison and Ren was almost perfect.


I am used to succubus being evil creatures who are driven by lust and the need to suck the life out of whoev
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-in-2015
Review first published on Musings of a Wallflower

I liked the different premise of the book. This is the first novel I've read where the main characters are twin succubi. The two sisters are very different, and live with their religious aunt after their mother's death.

Allison and Jade couldn't be more different. Allison is the bookish type who hides by dressing and acting goth, while Jade is the outgoing reckless one. I was expecting to like Allison the most, but surprisingly, Jade was a little
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 


Into a Million Pieces is a young adult paranormal romance by Angela V. Cook. This is her debut novel. And it is about succubi! I was super excited because I think they are fascinating creatures, and I kind of love them ever since I found the show, Lost Girl, I have wanted to find some good books about the succubus. I found one Urban Fantasy story that I really liked, but I haven't found many others. (Please let
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
*Disclaimer: I received an e-ARC of this book from Netgalley and Red Adept Publishing in exchange for an honest review

I've only encountered succubus in TV shows and let me tell you, unless that character's name is Bo (Lost Girl), usually these creatures are evil. This is the first time, however, that I've read about them and I loved the unique way in which they were described in this book.

First we have Allison. She's what you might call the good twin. She stays away from boys, tries really hard
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 plus stars!!!

Thanks to author, Angela V. Cook for selecting me as the winner her book in exchange for an honest review. I was so excited to receive my copy.

I loved, loved, loved this book and could hardly put it down. Two twin sisters both as different as night and day but with one common factor, they are succubi. They live with their church going, bible preaching Aunt Sarah. Though the two girls look almost exactly alike they do everything the complete opposite. Jade is the outgoing teen who
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

17-yr-old twins Allison and Jade McKready were born with a curse. They are each a succubus, but they approach the problem in very different ways. Allison shuns attention and Jade courts it. Jade says that she can stay in control, but they both know that their mother killed herself because she fell off the wagon she got on after she killed her husband on their wedding night. Jade doesn’t think it’s wrong to take a few kiss
Mariah Smith (Vibin With Books)
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this! Allison was a kick-ass and relatable narrator, making me laugh out loud most of the time with her sarcastic and bitchy attitude. The plot of the story, which I first assumed would be a light and easy topic, quickly became dark and heart breaking, completely catching me off guard. It made this story that much more appealing, and highly recommend this! PLEASE tell me there's going to be a sequel.
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
I received this novel from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

There’s a lot to say about this book. I’ve decided to split it up into several different categories to organise the review a bit better.

Allison Being a Bitch
Allison wasn’t a nice person. She complained way too much about her sister and aunty, considering they weren’t that bad to her. Sarah wasn’t particularly strict; considering she was portrayed as the psycho religious relative and Jade wasn’t that submissive to Allison, ev
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This copy was provided for free from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

This was a fun, quick read - Allison is caustic and witty, and it was easy for me to like her and her voice because she's extremely relatable. And even Jade, who is less relatable, is still likeable once you consider some of her motivations (Misogynistic jock a-hole picking on her sister? Oh hell no, she decides!) and the fact that she's trying to make the best of a crappy fate.

I haven't read many other books
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
All of my reviews are also posted on

Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook sounded so endearing and interesting when I read the synopsis, so going into it, I had really high hopes... Let me just say that I was not at all disappointed! This book had me gripped and invested in the story from the very first word on the page and there were many times when my mind was utterly blown. The author does a lot of foreshadowing so when big events happen, you can definitely s
June Pace
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was approached by the author to do a review, so I looked the book over. In as much as there was something intriguing about the story, the idea of teenage succubi did not appeal to me in any way, and I would never have picked up this book if I had not been approached and given the book. I’m not into the idea of demon females who suck the life out of sleeping least that’s the dictionary meaning of the word succubus.
However, the author sent a compelling email and her reviews looked promi
Shaz X
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my first read where the main character is a succubus, and to be honest I wasn’t sure if I would like it. But I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised.

The characters are likeable, and their struggles with who they are and their constant battle against their natural instincts make it an interesting read.

We follow the story through Allison’s eyes and feel her dealing with not only her predicament of being cursed into the life of a succubus, but also trying to stop her twin sister J
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the author, Angela V. Cook, for gifting me with a copy of this book, Into A Million Pieces, in exchange for an honest review!

So I'll start off by saying I haven't read all that many books about succubi. I've read a bunch of books where they are those characters that flit in for a scene where the main character fights them and then they flit out in a coffin but I've never read a story where they were the main character. I really enjoyed reading this book for precisely that reason (al
Melanie Marsh
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book made my heart so sad. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really good book, I just felt so bad for the main character and her twin sister. They are succubi and because of that can never fall in love without running the chance of killing their loved one.

High school is hard enough as it is. Add being a succubus, a twin, and having to live with a religious fanatical aunt because your mother killed herself to that and I can imagine high school would be horrible. Allison is seen as an outcast at
Jess (the cozy reader)
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Big thanks to Angela for an ARC copy for review.

I really enjoyed this book. Actually, I am mentally kicking myself for not reading sooner. So thank you again Angela for introducing me to this awesome novel. It was fascinating, freaky, heartbreaking, and sexy.

This story focuses on Allison, who is teenage girl just trying to make it through high school while living with her very religious aunt and her twin sister, Jade, who is her opposite in every way. Nothing out of the ordinary right? Exce
Jul 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
It completely sucks being a succubus. Yes, you’re hot, but that’s about the only positive thing about it. Kissing literally means sucking the life out of somebody, and sex means death for the other person and a high for you. Seems pretty obvious why Allison tries to hide behind her dark clothes and goth make up.

Meanwhile her sister is the total opposite. Jade thrives with the attention of everyone around, though when she makes a mistake, things turn bad very quickly. Though Allison doesn’t like
I received a copy via net galley for review.

Into a Million pieces was a decent read. I was extremely excited for it being about succubi's in teen novels you don't really come by them that often since their known for their sexapades. So I was thrilled to see how this one would turn out. It had a bit of mystery thrown in, drama, intriguing storyline but some of the dialogue to me was a bit to naive for them being 17 broaching on 18. I found the scenes with the life force being drained were done we
Riley Redgate
I tore through this book. It is compulsively readable.

I haven't read a paranormal romance in a long time--but I love sister relationships and this one was wrenching. Allison's frustration with Jade's recklessness, her underlying affection, and her judgment of her sister's behavior make for a complex knot of emotion. (view spoiler)

The book has an intimate, insular feeling. The small-town vibe is claustroph
Mary Frame
Sep 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful read! This book has everything: a unique premise, great characters, and twists and turns that you don't see coming. There is humor, and also some great, heart-wrenchingly dramatic moments.

I really loved the main character and her relationship with her sister. I have a sister, and the whole love 'em and hate 'em was relatable and well written.

I also really enjoyed that the love interest was a normal, nice guy. We need more of these in fiction! The ending definitely leaves room
A. Rolland
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Premise: Compelling . Not too many YA’s out there with a succubus for an MC (I envisioned Rogue while reading). Realistically supernatural.

Characterization: Believable. Definitely my favorite part- probably because I love mirror characters. I liked the idea of the twins- the angel and the devil, the doppelganger, the good and the evil.

The Feels: Teenage lust at its finest. These are succubi after all.

Plot: Unpredictable twist (What??!! Yes.)

Ending: Sequel. (And hoping for more succubi mythology.
Jul 24, 2015 marked it as sorry-couldn-t-finish-these
I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

Since I have to be honest, I forced myself to read as far as 51% of the book before I just couldn't handle it. The characters, the magical relationships, the stereotypes and so much more. I will try to discuss them all in my review. So here goes.

Let me start with that I really was looking forward to the book, it sounded like a great book, I haven't seen many YA succubi books, and I was interested to see how it would work out. S
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Angela V. Cook lives with her husband and two children just outside of Detroit. When she's not at her full-time gig, or trying to keep her home from imploding, she creates worlds. 

Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the perfect outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts.

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