Daemons in the Mist by Alicia Kat Dillman
Pages: 490 pages
Publication Date: May 20, 2011
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: Marked Ones Trilogy #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads Challenge
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Seventeen year old Patrick Connolly has been hopelessly infatuated with Nualla for years but he is all but invisible to her. Until, that is, he rescues her from a confrontation with her ex. Little does Patrick know he’s just set off a dangerous chain reaction that will thrust him into a world of life altering secrets and things that shouldn’t exist, because the fog and mist of San Francisco is concealing more than just buildings.
This is certainly an eventful book! And it really grows on you as you keep reading. When I started the book I thought it would only be so-so but by the time I was done, I really enjoyed the story. And when I was about 2/3 of the way in, I took a reading break and got some food and rushed right back to reading. I didn’t even realize how much I had started liking the book until that break. Because I was kind of coasting along reading and then once I stopped reading to take a break, I wanted to keep reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I found the world of daemons and secrets interesting! And the world was nicely built and very complex. It was a different take on daemons than I have encountered before. There were a few things that confused me in the beginning of the book, but once you get into the story it all becomes easier to understand. I will say this. I could not get Nualla’s name right! I think the glossary of terms and the pronunciations should have been at the start of the book, not the end. Because I called her nutella more than a few times in my head. But I do love nutella, so it was never a bad thing for me. hehe. I also loved how committed Patrick was. He would do anything for Nualla. He is a really great guy, and the two of them together is pretty awesome. (and hot)
There were some parts of Daemons in the Mist that seemed a little unrealistic to me. First of all, Patrick accepted everything way too easily. I just don’t think people would be this accepting of the supernatural or otherworldly even if it’s staring them in the face. I mean I love to read paranormal books and such but if a vampire was sitting next to me, I would be freaked out or in denial or something. And then her dad just seemed to take everything in stride too. I mean, hello! His daughter is only 18! But even though a few scenes in the book seemed unrealistic, I couldn’t help but get swept up in the story. I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read the second book!
P.S. I went back and forth with the rating on this one. Because I did find some parts unrealistic but I ended up enjoying the story so much! So I’ll with a 3.8 that bumps up to a 4 gavel. 🙂
About Alicia Kat Dillman
Good review, Michelle! It made me smile, reading your comments 🙂 I went to Alicia’s website, my goodness her work is absolutely gorgeous! If the book is half as good as her art, I know it’ll be great.
Great review! I’ve been seeing a lot of posts about this book lately but hadn’t read any reviews. The book summary does sound interesting, and I’m glad to hear that the world is nicely built.
I laughed with the Nutella!! I know what you mean with pronunciations, I often make them up in a way that makes sense to me.
I like that the lore is unique here, and that there’s romance:)
Nutella… haha. It is great stuff. I love it lol. Yeah I think the pronunciations would have been better in the front too. I just guessed how to say things and then when I was done and found the glossary I was like “well this would have helped me out”. I agree there were some unrealistic things. I didn’t like how Patrick accepted everything so easily either. I do agree it was over all a good story and I really liked the end. Great revie 🙂
I seriously want to read this book now! It looks so interesting.
Michelle- Thank you again for being such an awesome host. And thanks all you awesome peeps for stopping by her fab book blog.
I’ll see if we can have the pronunciation guide moved up to the front in the digital editions and for books 2 & 3. Thanks for the input everyone.
This sounds like a fun read, thanks so much for the giveaway!
The book seems interesting. And I just can’t stop laughing over the fact that you kept calling the protagonist Nutella! Hahaha! Awesome review. I love it when you don’t realize how much you’re into a book till you take a break, and want to get back to it ASAP. Seems cool. I hope I get to read this one sometime! 🙂