Aug 9, 2011

Review: Daemons in the Mist (The Marked Ones Book 1)

Source: Goodreads
by Alicia Kat Dillman
  • Ebook: 465 pages
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Korat Publishing; 1 edition (May 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • Source: review copy from the author
  • My rating: 3.5/5 stars
  • Summary: She could have been a perfectly normal, albeit a breathtakingly beautiful girl, but she wasn’t, for I knew there were secrets hidden behind her eyes. 
Seventeen year old Patrick Connolly has been drawn to Nualla ever since he first saw her, but as the years pass she seems to take absolutely no notice of him. Until, that is, he rescues her from a confrontation in the school hallway. Little does he know that he’s about to be thrust into a world of life altering secrets and things that shouldn’t exist, because the fog and mist of San Francisco is concealing more than just buildings.

This novel was one crazy ride. One of those that just keep surprising you page after page. Going from euphoria to desperation in matter of seconds, it was completely engaging from the very first until the last sentence. Just when you think you got it all figured out, the next chapter brings a twist-and there's more than fifty chapters, so go figure. 

The story is told both by Nualla and Patrick. After all the crazy stuff you go through with them, they grow on you (so much that last night I had a dream about it.) Plus, I was constantly humming Waking up in Vegas...

One think I had some troubles with was the voice. It didn't always sound completely authentic, like something your average eighteen-year-old would say or do...also, I don't really like instant crushes, I'm more for a slower build-up of a relationship...but then again, we're talking about daemons, so I let it slip and went along. At moments it was hilariously funny, and sometimes sadness, loneliness and fear were oozing from the pages. 

As much as some things weren't completely to my liking, it kept me entertained from the beginning to the end. Daemons in the Mist is one to be read when you need excitement and a crazy, exploding romance, a story to throw all cautions to the wind and just relax. 

Many thanks to Alicia for providing a review copy! 
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