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Monday, September 20, 2010

Demon Princess: Reign Check by Michelle Rowen

Author: Michelle Rowen
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (May 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802795498
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802795496

Nikki Donovan has had a lot to deal with since learning she was half human, half demon. But things take a darker turn when Rhys, a gorgeous -- but potentially dangerous -- faery king enrolls at her high school to investigate Nikki's potential for fulfilling an apocalyptic prophesy. Nikki knows she'd never turn violent, and she certainly couldn't destroy the world...could she?

Of course, all Nikki really wants is to be reunited with Michael, a Shadow creature whose status as her personal servant is further complicated by their undeniable attraction to each other. Even though the rules of the Shadowlands strictly forbid their romance, Nikki is determined not to let Michael go. But when she is summoned to the Underworld to appear before a demon council, it will take all her courage -- and perhaps a bit of demon-level strength -- to get herself out again.


After enjoying the first book in the Demon Princess series, I knew I needed to purchase the second book.  After my Amazon order arrived, I quickly dived into the story of Nikki Donovan again!  

Rhys, King of the faery realm, has decided to join the human world for a short time and decides to enroll at Nikki's high school.  To say that Nikki is surprised, is an understatement.  She can't believe that he would enroll at her school just to keep an eye on her.  This book starts off a week after the last on finished, so Nikki is still trying to accept that she is half demon and half human.  Having Rhys around makes it even harder for her to focus on her human life. Rhys informs her that there is a prophesy regarding a Darkling, which he assumes is about Nikki.  The Underworld leaders are anxious to meet with her and decide just how much of a threat Nikki really is.  

This book was just as exciting as the first book.  The author keeps you enthralled with the supernatural, yet she can also leave you laughing out loud with her witty writing and characters.  I was glad to see familiar characters such as her fater, Desmond, along with Michael and her Aunt.  Even though the story can be a bit predictable, you will still enjoy the story so much, it won't matter.  

I feel that the second book in the series outshines the first book in so many ways.  I hope the publishers agree with the readers and decide to add more books to the delightful and captivating series.  I look forward to reading more about Demon Princess Nikki and her reign as a Darkling!!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!



Blogger katsrus said...

Thanks for the review. I have not read either yet. Adding these to my reading.
Sue B

September 21, 2010 at 7:40 AM  

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