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Demon Kissed

(Demon Kissed #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  4,715 ratings  ·  352 reviews
The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss - he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now.

Ivy is an anomaly-she is the only person who has eve
Paperback, 496 pages
Published April 15th 2011 by Laree Bailey Press (first published March 27th 2011)
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Mike J
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read way too many young adult books. It comes from having a daughter at home that loves to read. I'm constantly getting handed books that I "gotta read!" Other times, I want to screen stuff and make sure it's age appropriate. Honestly, at times it drives me nuts - I don't have the same taste in books as your typical teen girl. But, Demon Kissed was a great read.

The book has great characters that are developed and fleshed out over the course of a tightly woven plot. I liked the strong heroine.
Dec 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 24-ebooks
In the eternal battle between good and evil, both angels and demons have "recruited" humans for their respective armies to tip the odds in their favor. A thousands-of-years-old prophecy claims that somehow, one of those chosen humans, a girl to be precise, gets stuck in between; being both a Martis (good guys) and a Valefar (bad guys) and being too dangerous for the one side and extremely important to the other, both end up hunting her.

Sure, the idea is not entirely new but overall I thought it
Sarah A.
May 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
I can't do it, I can't finish this book. It beats me.

40 more pages and I would've finished it, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. It's not a horrible story, the characters weren't bad, but the writing style was filled with little gaps, for instance you are reading a confrontation between two chatacters who were in a room together, one of them said someting, and then the heroine is reflecting on it, you don't get to know how your heroine left the room, it's bam! suddenly shes walking out, no c
Jan 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
This book is a complete mess. If there are truly this many people awarding Demon Kissed with five stars, then I've lost faith in my fellow readers. Even for the most inept readers, there is no way this book is worth more than three stars.

You get violently thrown into the story and are given NO time to develop ideas or acquaint yourself with the characters or plot. There's no emotion or substance, just complete superficiality. The backstory is extremely far-fetched, and everything is SO hastily t
B at Spare Time Book Blog
I just want to say that I read this book in 16 hours. I had to stop reading in order to sleep and function. However, I would have kept reading if I was able to. I have read a lot of books about angels and demons and this one was very different. I absolutely loved this book. It will definitely be one of the greats. The twists in the story kept me hooked from the first pages. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who is thinking about reading it. I very rarely review books but, this one d ...more
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Okay well, that was extremely intense. I was sweating, that's how engrossed in the story I was. This story brings a whole new meaning to soul mate. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about the fight of good & evil-literally. It was jam packed with demons, prophecies, love and loss. Huge cliffhanger at the end! I seriously can't not wait to see what happens next. Exceptional Debut that will leave you gasping for more...... ...more
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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It was awesome. One of the best books I have read in a while. I love the Twilight and H.O.N. series', but I was starting to get a little burnt out on vampires. The Angels and Demons were a nice change of pace for me. I can't wait for the second one to be released. This book truly is a 'Good Read'.

Demon Kissed grabbed my attention from not just the very first page, but from the very first line. There was no reading a few chapters into it to see if it got interesting or not, like so many other boo
Jun 20, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was only 70 pages in when I relized I had more than half the book to go. I had to force myself to keep reading. Stuff was going on, but it seemed to drag. All of the important plot points didn't seem that important, it was like "oh, well, yeah...K, whatever", nothing was emotional: angel blood-cool, prophecy- okay, immortal- how am I going to hide that when I'm 80, going to hell- send you a postcard. I know it was supposed to seem like she was taking everything in stride, like she finally foun ...more
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cover-licious
WOW.. Just wow!! what to say really? words fail me. After reading this book, i keep replaying scene after scene from many of different pages within. This book is so raw, heart-wrenching, and would leave you utterly stunned. I love it. I love every single page inside. I adore the characters, and it has a twisted plot that sometimes makes me wanna hurl and read it fast, so i could find out what's next. But really, at the same time, I also want to read it slow and just savor every words, details, a ...more
Shawna LeAnn
Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nook-books
Just one word is going to start off my review....


Like seriously. Wow I have to tell you all, I loved this book. I really wasn't thinking too much into reading it, then I re-read the summary and I was like okay, I will read it. I now my mind is like "What the heck, how did that turn out to be so utterly amazing?!" I was seriously hooked from page one. And I am not lying one bit, maybe even the first paragraph had me by my teeth.

First off, the very idea for the book. A demon kiss. Like
Codi Malpass
May 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sucked into this book as soon as I read the first few pages. The amount of detail about the setting and the characters is amazing as well as the length of imagination in this book. There's enough romance in the story to keep you satisfied...even if it is kind of challenging for it to happen. I don't really like books with sloppy kisses and "I love you"s on every page. I can't really think of any other word for it other than phenomenal. H.M. Ward deserves a freaking award to rival all award ...more
"Your passion will keep you alive Ivy Taylor, but it will also risk your soul. It dictates what you do, how you live, and with whom you lay your loyalties. Oh child. You have so much good in you, and so much darkness too.."

A kiss is no big deal...right?

Sure. If the guy you're kissing isn't a soul-thirsty demon intent on ending your life.

From the moment Ivy Taylor is demon-kissed her life will never be the same again.

Enter a tale of angel-picked individuals, soul seeking demons, dreadful prop
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
At first I thought that the story was too fast-paced. I've never read a book that put you right in the action without a prologue or a preface, but I soon came to realize that that was exactly why I loved it. There were so many twist and turns that I did not expect what would happen! It was a roller coaster ride that I definitely did not want to end. I loved all the characters and was rooting for Collin from the point I found out what he was. But his betrayal did hurt Ivy and me...but all was not ...more
Feb 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
I do not know by which stretch of the imagination can these series obtain an average of four stars. It is poorly developed, the characters lack depth, besides being very cliched. The story had potential I must admit but that alone was not sufficient to lift these books from the mundane, stereotypical shelf of YA paranormal fiction. The only reason I tried these series was a) the refreshing absence of vampires b) it had been written by H M Ward (author of Stone Prison: a charming fairy tale). Ove ...more
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
10% DNF
Sarah Marie
DNF @ page 28

I don't think I'm the target audience for this at the moment... or ever again. If I had picked this up years ago, I would've gobbled it up as quickly as I did the House of Night novels. Speaking of HoN, this book resembles a striking resemblance with the concept of being given a mark at a certain age (coming of age). The mark is on the forehead in both instances and the only difference is angels and vampires. It's all the same coin. The writing is awkward and there were several time
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Finally a book that's worth spending time and money on ! If you look at my other previews I don't normally give 5 stars but this book deserved it! I love everything about it, lots of twist and turn, unpredictable, excellent characters and plot,a female lead that I can understand and feel for. There were some very minor editing OOOPs! but everything else was very good. Can wait for the next one! Do yourself a favor in READ THIS. ...more
Apr 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-my-nook
can I just say WOW! this book was awesome! H.M. Ward really knows how to bring something new and exciting to the table! I absolutely loved the characters! I can't wait to read the next book! what an ending! major cliffhanger! So glad I picked up this book. if you haven't already read it! GO GET IT! ...more
Katherine Draper
May 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
I am actually REALLY SURPRISED that this book is getting the stellar reviews that it is. The plot was all over the place, undeveloped, and the writing was abysmal. Eeeeesh. I won't be waiting for the sequel. ...more
Grace Moore
Apr 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, demons
Gobbled me up, chewed me thouroly, and spit me back out wanting more at the end. definatly one of my top 5!
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Intense. Twists and turns... I just finished it and I'm not sure I can complete a sentence. Book 2 can't come out fast enough for me. ...more
Takiyah Davis
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
So loved this book it's a must read. If you love a good mystery, forbidden love, and unforeseen twist this is your series. I only hope the next selection is even better. ...more
Alexandria Sides
May 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
CANNOT wait to read Cursed (the second book in the demon kissed series)
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Review on Linny's Literature

This book was not what I expected. From the first page to the last it threw me in different directions, constantly bindsiding me and taking me on a rollercoaster of emotions along with the main character. Everything from the thrilling story, to the chracters that I loved, to the writing itself, came together to make Demon Kissed an amazing read.

When I started reading Demon Kissed, I was skeptical because the book did not waste any time - it immidiately dumped you into
Sep 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I found Demon Kissed on my kindle when I was searching for new books to read and I am so glad that I did! This was a completely unique story that captivates you from the very first chapter. The descriptions in this book alone will have you reading non-stop and the characters are amazing as well!

The book starts out with Ivy being on a date with her boyfriend Jake, but Jake isn't want he seems. He is Valefar, a demon who steals the souls of the living. When he kisses Ivy to take her soul and kill
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Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crying-rivers
posting my review later today

NOW here is my review!

Ivy Taylor wanted so bad a kiss from the Valefar boy. But he got more than a kiss- he got her soul.

This book is breath taken. Ivy clearly doesn't know who is her enemy and who is her ally. And you surely don't know either.

Something more... She's starts to fall in love and it's hard, because he's supposed to be her enemy! I really love the love part because they are just perfect for each other, you know?

She's not either one of them, or one
Dec 07, 2011 marked it as to-read
This book has to be on my top 10 book series. It takes place in a modern time where, Ivy Taylor; our badass main character, lives with her mom. She was told her older sister was killed in a car accident, and is quick to realize that it is not the only lie shes's ever been told. When she is attacked by a Valefar, she is thrust in a world she never new existed. This "new world" Is in a turmoil war with the Valefar on one side and the Martis on the other, and she is the only one that can stop it. A ...more
My biggest issue with this book was that it was too long. I got 50% through the book and realized that not much has happened yet. It did get more interesting towards the end but by then I was too bored. It also didn't help that you never really knew if you could trust Collin or Eric. They both were hiding things from her. Maybe someday I might venture into book 2 but for right now I will skip it. ...more
Vicki Keire
Jun 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The strongest beginning I've read in a while. Grabs you from page 1, that's for sure.
A really enjoyable read. I loved the concept of a demon war, and Ivy is a great example of those strong supernatural heroines I'm so fond of. My favorite was Connor, though. He rules.
Sep 27, 2010 marked it as to-read
Sounds Great!Can't wait to read it! ...more
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