Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Demon Princess: Reign Fall by Michelle Rowen (Book 3)

*** 1/2

Prophesies, demon slayers, dragons, homework… It’s going to be a hell of a week!

It’s been a dangerous ride for Nikki Donovan since she first learned she’s a demon princess. And the ride isn’t over yet!

She’s just found out that her best friend is a demon slayer in training, one who doesn’t know that Nikki is exactly the prey she’s sworn to hunt. Nikki’s demon king father has signed her up for lessons in how to master her erratic half-demon powers, and that’s on top of her regular homework! Also, she’s torn between two boys—Rhys, the faery king she’s prophesied to marry, and Michael, a Shadow whom she’s forbidden to love.

To top it all off, a dark force is haunting Nikki, something mysterious and evil that wants the demon princess dead…but who—or what—is it?

In Reign Fall, we find Nikki dealing with her growing feelings for both Michael and Rhys.  Most of all, her double life as a typical teenage girl and a demon princess is taking its toll on her relationships with friends and family, not to mention her sanity.  To top it off, there are dragons, faeries and demon slayers abound. 

Reign Fall is escapism at its best.  Nikki and Rhys are so much fun with their sarcasm and silly arguments.  I love sarcastic and witty heroines, plus at book 3, she still reminds me a little of a young Stephanie Plum.  I could not be happier that Michelle Rowen decided to finish the series by self-publishing (something I wish more authors would do when publishers decline to finish a series), despite the fact that the ending of the book is killing me!  Please support Michelle Rowen in this endeavor and get yourself a great read in the bargain.

Reign Fall is available via Kindle and Smashwords.  The final book, Reign Storm, will be out in 2013.  Check out our interview with the talented Michelle Rowen!


1 comment:

  1. Ooh I'll have to check this series out for when I'm looking for a good escapism! A young Stephanie Plum? My bff raves about loving Stephanie Plum books..I should also tell her about this one!

    Also, thanks for your comment on my review of Paper Towns today. I LOVED what you said about Green writing in a way that recognizes that teens are SMART and can understand it! GREAT point! It really is the beauty of his writing!