Published by Red Adept Publishing, LLC on January 27, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Publisher
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 Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.
When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment. The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.
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 me know if you have any recommendations for me!) Into a Million Pieces was an interesting take on a succubus, and is a quick and enjoyable read.
Allison and her twin sister, Jade are both succubi. But they couldn’t be more different. Jade embraces what she is and she loves kissing boys. Allison dresses to hide herself and goes out of her way to stay away from every single male. Their mother went on a succubus bender and ended up killing herself when they were both very little. They live with their aunt, and are urged to steer clear of guys. I kind of wished that Allison or Jade had met another succubus that was outside of their family because I would have loved for them to learn more about themselves. I’m not sure if there is going to be another book or not, the ending kind of left it wide open. So, I hope that there is another book, and I hope that in it Allison will finally get some valid answers about herself.
Into a Million Pieces was a really sweet love story actually. I loved watching Allison and Ren interact. They met at the library, which is where Allison liked to spend her summer hiding out. There were minor hiccups and details that bugged me a bit while reading Into a Million Pieces, but only one thing really stands out at me. When Jade got beat up by a guy for not “putting out” and then she came home acting like it was no big deal at all. It made me lose all respect for Jade. But luckily, Allison was nothing like her sister and was a very relate able and likeable character. I also thought towards the end of the book things starting happening a little too quickly and there was a little too much shock value placed on the whirlwind of events. But I choose to focus on the relationship between Ren and Allison. That was the real winner in this story, in my opinion. I hope that there is another book because I feel like it would be a great chance for Allison to learn more about succubi, and I think it wouldn’t have the things that irked me from this story. I would absolutely read more about Allison and Ren.
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