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Format: Kindle Edition
Paperback: 326 pages
Laree Bailey Press (March 30, 2011)
Level: Young Adult

Back of Book:
The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss—he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now.
Ivy is an anomaly—she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old.
Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before. This time it does. And if she misplaces her trust, she's dead. To her horror, she starts falling in love at the worst possible time—with the enemy. He appears to be protecting her. But she can't be certain if he is trying to help her, or help himself to her power. For Ivy, trusting the right person is the difference between love and survival, or a deadly demon kiss.

Ivy is a teenager who has issues stemming from different areas in her life. Her sister died the year before, her father left, and she basically just want coast through life having everyone leave her alone. She is someone who believes that everyone that comes into contact with her will end up hurt in some way. She finds out that she has been chosen by Angels to ensure the survival of mankind. But while this was happening something went wrong. Not prepared for what is happening to her, she learns that she is part of a prophecy that will affect the rest of her life. As things come to light, she also forced to face a bond she doesn't understand. While she has a best friend named Collin who may not be what she thinks he is. (While this part is some what predictable, but doesn't interfere with the story in anyway.) Then enter Eric. The good guy or is he? Her mentor is a nun name Sister Al and is one of the most loveable characters in the book.

Let me just say this is a very fast read, but it was a good fast read. This story is fast paced, sucking you in at page one. The author wastes no time jumping right into action. The story stresses not everything is so black and white, and rarely is good just one thing and evil just another. While parts of this story are slightly predictable, the explanations come very quickly and you learn of Ivy's place in the prophecy. The reasoning never goes into great detail but that isn't really an issue in any way. I found that I love the author's descriptive powers. She drew me in and I could picture the story as it happened. This makes for a great story for me personally as I want it to play like a movie in my head. Filled with lots of action, this story makes you want to know more. While I can't agree with the $12.99 price tag to the book, I will say that it's worth more than the $0.99 Kindle is charging at this moment. If you have the Kindle or the application anywhere, give it a try, I think that you'll like it.

☆☆☆ 1/2


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