Into A Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

Friday, July 17, 2015

Into A Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication Date: January 27th, 2015
Pages: 206
Song I Played While Reading: Under The Shadow by Rae Morris
Rating: 4 stars

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.

I'd like to thank Angela Cook and Red Adept Publishing for providing me this copy in exchange for an honest review. 

I gotta admit- I judged this book with the mention of goth makeup. I thought this would be about a sad and annoying girl who hated her life and constantly complained about it. Boy, was I wrong. Allison personally put me to shame. Not only was she a kick-ass and lively character, but she was so damn relatable! I usually always have issues connecting emotionally with characters; I'm never as mad, or as sad, as the character is. I know I'm not always supposed to be exactly on par with the character and their feelings because I'm not standing in their shoes, but I like to connect with them on that kind of level. And oh boy did I do that with Allison. 
Her anger at her sister for fooling around and endangering the guys she messes with, the scoffing and aloofness with her Aunt Sarah and her religious habits, the ease at which she talks to Ren... I felt all of that. The feelings were as instinctive as if I were right along side Allison in the story. She was honest, down-to-earth, selectively judgmental (just like moi), sarcastic, and funny. What the hell isn't there to love about this girl?!
Ren, her aunt, sister, and all the other supporting characters were just as lively as Allison. They each added their own spark to the story, so it super well-rounded. It wasn't too sad, it wasn't too fluffy. It was just right. The plot was a little slow at times, especially in the beginning, but it quickly fired up at the half way mark. The writing was super well done, too. Everything flowed and nothing felt rushed. Each scene progressed smoothly into the next and it made the book fly by. Granted, it was pretty short, so thats why I'm hoping theres a sequel in the works. Plus that open ending had me squirming for more. PRETTY PLEASE. 
Overall, this was a super awesome story and I recommend it if you want to know more about succubus. I've personally never read about them before, and remember thinking how cool it would be to be one. You're beautiful and men fall all over themselves to please you. How bad could it be? Pretty shitty and sexually frustrating, apparently. There needs to be an off switch.

"With her hands on her hips, my aunt stared at me with narrowed eyes. "What's wrong?"
"Nothing, except my sister is a reckless little whore." 

"The sky twinkled as if all the souls in heaven were holding up lighters."

(Picture and summary from Goodreads)

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