The Demon Kiss by Juliana Haygert is a YA Paranormal Romance story of a demon-hunting academy, assassins, and secrets.
“A young woman with a secret heritage. A man who made a deal with the devil. And an academy where the students are just as dangerous as the demons …
I’ve been kept from the truth all my life. Demons walk the earth, and I’m destined to slay them–I only wish I hadn’t lost someone I loved while discovering that truth.
Now the demons are after me. The only way to stay alive is to attend an academy for demon hunters–a school where I’ll learn how to kill supernaturals and slay the underworld’s minions. But I still feel there are secrets I’m not being told …
I sold my soul to save my family–and lost everything because of it. Now I’m a slave to the underworld, a fake hunter with half-demon blood.
I’ve been sent on a special assassination mission. If I fail, it means my life. But protecting Erin soon becomes more important than any other task, and there’s something about her that tells me her arrival at the academy will change everything …”
Published: 13 June 2019
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
This is the type of story that slowly draws you in until you’re completely encased.
The plot begins with the introduction of a girl who is homeschooled, knowing there is more to her life than this. She starts to venture out until she stumbles upon a haunted house. And from there, her life is epically changed.
That’s when the paranormal world begins to uncover itself to her. The demons she always brushed off are real, and soon she finds herself on the doorstep of an academy she never knew existed.
From there, the story kicks off into an action-packed paranormal world.
The academy includes the typical YA high-school drama with all the cliques, mean girls, and boys. This was a bit of a turn-off from me, but overall, I don’t think it hindered my enjoyment too much.
The romance is fierce with the bad boy who introduces her to everything. I wish there was a bit more of a connection between the two, but I think this may be something we see in later books?
Overall, I rate this one a 3 out of 5 star read. The pacing was either super fast or a bit slower in parts. I think this is a solid series starter.
If you love demon-hunting and academy settings, this book may be for you!
“While USA Today Bestselling Author Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in North Carolina and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.”
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