Reign or Shine (Demon Princess #1)
Nikki didn't thinks her life could get any more complicated after she moved to the dreary town of Erin Heights - fitting in at a new school while navigating the social scene was stressful enough. But when her sixteenth birthday rolls around, she's visited by a mysterious stranger, Michael, who tells her that her lo...more
Back to my cruel review.
Why did I ever read this book? I mean the title reveals it all, including: “Don’t read me. I'm shit." I really should stop picking books that Richelle Mead quotes on the front cover and states something along the lines of: “Demons , magic and sexy guys. This is a series I definitely wa ...more
Yup, that's all it took.
See, the main character is all, 'oooh i'm POPULAR and the 'cutest boy in school' kissed me and there's another hot guy following me telling me I'm a demon princess even though I look like a normal POPULAR human teenager so I'm going to not believe him' and then after a while you know she'll see tha ...more
Every single character was stupidly naive and shallow and with no depth whatsoever.I mean even the supposed evil bitch was stupid enough to be manipulated.
The two main characters and their love story were very annoying,I mean they literally went from crazy stalker and person being stalked, to forbidden love and sa ...more
Demon Princess had a very fresh take on demons. I liked that they weren't necessarily bad or evil like most books. The world-building was also top notch, and I hope we'll get to see more of it, like the faery realm, in the next book. Rowen also did a very good job weaving the supernatural adventure into Nikki's every day life that included school and dances.
Pace: 3.5 Stars
The story took a tad bit too long to get to the action at the end. There was a little too much build up to the e ...more
I was so feeling in love with this book, hard.
Let's jump onto the next book! :D
Nikki is a fun and interesting character while Michael is charming. She also has a cool best friend, Melinda. But what nuked me the most which almost made me over hysteric in the last pages was her meeting with Rhys! He is the same age as Nikki and already has a responsibility as a king in the Faery Realm. But their meeting was downright hilarious yet thrilling at the s ...more
If I'm being honest, I kind of feared that Nikki might come off as a ditz and sort of annoy me, but she was nothing like that! She was a ...more
The aspect of the story wasn't anything new--I've read tons of demon-related books this past year, but I have to say that this was one that I rank in the 'best' list. I liked Nikki; she was funny, and she thought logically. She wasn't irrational (cough; cough, Bella Swan), and her feeling were relatable and believa ...more
Nikki is a regular 16 year old girl who has to pick up and move whenever her mom remarries (She's on hubby #4 now). After stalking her for a couple days, a Shadow named Michael presents himself to her & spills that she is actually a Demon Princess, her father being the Demon King, & that she needs to come back to Shadowland with him in order to meet her father. Even though she was creeped out with him for two days, she ...more
This book was definitely a quick, light read and nothing more. The pace was set at lightening speed; one second the slightly-creepy-yet-incredibly-hot boy is staring at the perfectly-normal-yet-maybe-not girl, and the next they're in another dimension, complete with big scary castles and horned monsters. The whole demon premise could have been taken to a dark place, but instead it's basically the Disney version of the Underworld.
Nikki is a lika ...more
16-year-old Nikki has a pretty good life. She's friends with the most popular girl in school, has guys flocking around her, and is well liked by most students.
Things take an interesting turn in her life, however, when on her 16th birthday a guy named Michael shows up and tells her that her long-lost father is the Demon King of the Shadowlands.
She thinks the guy is a wacko until mysterious people show up calling her "princess" and trying to kill her. When sh ...more
I am happy to report that I enjoyed this novel a lot. It's a great beginning to a series I think many will enjoy reading. It be ...more
I loved the characters and the love triangle. I'm very happy with the ending although, the little chat between Nikki and Mel was very intriguing and left me wanting to know more about the possibility of her being a demon hunter??? I especially loved Mel's character and hope that she is in the sequel some more.
Overall great book, quick read, and great characters.
I'm so glad I won this title from the first reads program - it was just what I needed. It seems like with all of the vampire books out there (and now angels and werewolves), no one was really examining the demon aspect of fiction. But this book is a refreshing oasis in a desert of badly written young adult mythological fiction.
I really can't wait until the next book comes out next spring!
The story is mildly enjoyable if you can get past the terrible writing style and a totally bland narrator/protagonist. The worldbuilding has some interesting ideas - demons, unicorns, faeries, dragons, Shadows, etc - but pretty poor execution. Overall, it's inconsistent in tone and pacing and lacking in any sophisticated themes or ideas. If I had to pick out the themes, it would be resistance against authority, old-fashioned hierarchie ...more