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Reign or Shine (Demon Princess #1)

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For Nikki Donovan, being a teenager can be hell. Literally.

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

Hardcover, 274 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Walker & Company
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Feb 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
EDIT: Okay, My review sounds sort of cruel. It simply was not my cup of tea. My friend on the other hand loved it. Everyone has differing opinions.
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
Picked it up at the place that replaced borders for $5 and was reading it while I waited for Reel Steel to start (amazing by the way). And this book sure jumped right into the plot. Too bad I lost the book in my bedroom. How is that possible? You are probably asking, well I am the one person that can make it possible. So when I find it, I'll review and rate it properly.
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
So,when I picked this book I thought it would be awesome.Is sounded a lot like Demon Envy by Erin Lynn,which I loved.But,man the book started somewhat fine and went downhill from there.
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
Dec 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up
I thought it sounded interesting in Publisher's Weekly, but I after seeing the cover I had SERIOUS doubts. These doubts transformed into disparaging contempt after two chapters.
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
Fera Flies Free
Woooow! It's far better than I first anticipated!
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
Apr 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5-stars
Plot: 4 Stars
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
Nov 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Wendelina Fijneman-zwaan
Leuk en af en toe grappig boek. Duidelijk voor wat jonger publiek maar af en toe vind ik het heerlijk om even makkelijk weg te lezen bij zoiets. Verhaal is goed en ga zeker deel 2 van deze serie lezen.
Jul 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
All Nikki Donovan wants to do after her mother’s fourth marriage and subsequent move is fit into her new home. So, it’s almost too good to be true when she becomes best friends with Melinda, the most popular girl in school. Now, Nikki is the worthiest member of Melinda’s “Royal Party” entourage and can benefit from the perks of being popular, particularly in the form of hot boyfriends. But all that social perfection is threatened when she finds out that she is a half-human, half-demon princess, ...more
Jun 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010
The concept is interesting if not original. A princess, wow, every girl (okay, in the interests of...well, everyone) almost every girl dreams about being a princess though I'm pretty sure none (okay, fine, almost none) of them dream about having "Demon" attached to the princess tag. Nikki didn't either. In fact, as far as she was concerned, her father was a player who played her mother and left her with nothing except a baby and some pretty awesome memories she is unable to forget in spite of he ...more
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National bestselling author MICHELLE ROWEN writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy, both light and dark, sexy and sweet, long and short -- it all depends on the story! She's won a Holt Medallion for Best First Book and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Vampire Romance. For more information, please visit Michelle at her website at
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“I'm a half-demon princess. Sure. What's so hard to grasp about that?” 15 likes
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