(Demon Princess #3)
by Michelle Rowen
Release Date: January 2, 2012
Source: Author for review
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Half-Demon Princess Nikki just can't catch a break. Her dragon oracle friend/kind of ex-boyfriend Chris sees a new danger coming for her. Her best friend Melinda is a demon slayer. She hasn't seen Michael, her unofficial boyfriend in two weeks. Rhys the faery king continues to try to make her jealous. Her mom is dating her teacher and her father is still busy ruling the Shadowlands where he can't leave his castle.
Melinda, Nikki's BFF, is a bit depressed trying to avoid her demon slayer training. She definitely has some interesting development in this book and we learn a lot more about her. Nikki's dad, King Desmond, wants Nikki to start practicing with her Darkling powers. A good idea with a possible threat on it's way. I still want to see if Nikki can fly. And of course she has Rhys and Michael after her attention. I love her interactions with these two boys.
Rhys is as charming and arrogant as ever. You can't help but love him. He will be rude yet hilarious one minute, then sweet and vulnerable the next. Nikki continues to fight her feelings for him but it is so obvious she will have to give in eventually. Who wouldn't?! Rhys continues to try to make her jealous by dating Melinda but when Nikki needs something from him he comes up with a fabulous payment plan. A kiss for what she wants. So can Nikki continue to deny her feelings even after that? Oh you must read to see but I think Rhys fans will be pleased! I was hoping for more of him but was so thrilled with every little piece of him I was blessed with.
Michael is having trouble dealing with what happened in the last book and trying to hide it from Nikki. During their training sessions some honest feelings come out. I feel really sad for Michael but then at the same time he kind of bothers me. He also scares me a little bit. I can't say I blame Nikki for some of the second thoughts and caution she has towards him. He is a really complex character and I wish all the best for him, especially with finding someone new because I want Nikki with Rhys. :-)
When the danger comes there is action and surprises just like in the first two. A big cliffhanger leaving me dying to see what happens next. This series is extremely fun, cute, exciting and enjoyable. If you have not picked up the first book yet you should definitely do that! Or you should just pick up all of Michelle Rowen's books because her writing is like Pringles so once you start you can't stop. I can never put the books down. I'm off to read it a third time. I have to hold myself over until the conclusion.
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"Bite me, Rhys."
"Where?" he asked, then he grinned.
"I really hate you sometimes."
"There's a fine line between love and hate."
I glared at him. "Dream on."
“You dare speak to me in such an insolent manner?”
“Stop talking like you’re two hundred years old. You’re sixteen, just like me.”
"Good. I wouldn't want you to fall madly in love with me. That would make things very complicated when it comes to your beloved Shadow, wouldn't it? Who'd win the battle for your heart then? The servant or the king?"
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Rating: 5/5 Faerie Kings!