REVIEW: DEMON PRINCESS: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen

DEMON PRINCESS: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen
RELEASE DATE: SEPT 22, 2009
DEMON PRINCESS WEBSITE
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Walker Books for Young Readers
ISBN 10: 0-8027-9534-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-8027-9534-2

SYNOPSIS

For Nikki Donovan, being a teenager can be hell. Literally.

As if trying to fit in at a new school and navigating the social scene isn’t enough stress for her, sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan just found out that her long-lost father is, in fact, the demon king of the Shadowlands — the world that separates and protects ours from the Underworld. When she is brought there by the mysterious (and surprisingly cute) messenger Michael, she learns that her father is dying, and that he wants her to assume the throne. To complicate matters, a war is brewing between the Shadowlands and the Underworld, her half-demon qualities are manifesting, and her growing feelings for Michael are forbidden. Ruling a kingdom, navigating a secret crush, and still making it home by curfew — what’s a teenage demon princess to do?

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Nikki Donovan and her mom, a romance writer, have lead a bit of a nomadic life as her mother tries to find true love and romance. Soon Nikki's mom remarries, again, and they move to Toronto. Nikki finds the change a blessing as she finally begins to fit in and she becomes best friends with the most popular girl at school and soon has a date with the most handsome boy in school that she crushes on. Life is too good, turning 16 is going to be the best birthday yet...but Nikki should have known better, a good thing can never last.

Nikki finds that turning 16 means much more than she could ever dreamed of. Nikki gets a sticky admirer named Michael; a mysterious boy that has come to take her to visit her father. HOLD UP!! She thought her father was dead? So of course she believes none of it, especially when she is told that her father is actually a Demon King of the shadowlands and she stands to inherit it very soon. Nikki truly thinks Michael is insane.....until...a frightening situation sets her emotions into overdrive and the results ensure that she will never be the same again. Bring on the tiara and the horns.

This wickedly delightful story has everything you could ever want in a book; romance, comedy, suspense with smart and engaging characters. Michelle Rowen's debut effort into the Young Adult realm is spot on brilliant and I cannot rave enough about it. I want to read more about Nikki Donovan as she navigates life being demon royalty while maintaining a curfew. Who ever said that being a princess with horns was going to be easy?

Demon Princess is a fantastic read for both teens and adults alike who wish to have a bit of adventure with a side of demon.

Please visit next month when I have a interview with the wonderful Michelle Rowen. Until then pre-order Demon Princess: Reign or Shine and Demon Princess: Reign Check in 2010

4 comments on "REVIEW: DEMON PRINCESS: Reign or Shine by Michelle Rowen"

So Many Books, So Little Time wrote: August 24, 2009 at 3:37 AM

That sounds so good! Glad you enjoyed it so much!


trishalynn0708 wrote: August 24, 2009 at 8:50 AM

Great review. This book is on my TBR pile. :)


Faye wrote: August 24, 2009 at 2:13 PM

this good looks really good. I really want this book. Glad u enjoyed it. Great review :D


Marie wrote: August 24, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Sounds good & cute cover!
If horns looked that cute, i'd go to hell any day! lol


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