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.
Aimed at the young adult market, this contemporary paranormal tale is well written and pitched perfectly for the intended reader group.
Teenager, Allison has more than the usual teenage problems of bullying and boys, she is a succubus. Allison is a likeable, realistic character, who tells her story in a typical teenage way, full of drama and angst. Twin sister, Jade is her complete opposite. Her reckless actions put herself and her more circumspect sister in danger. Living with her maternal aunt, Allison is an unwilling peacemaker between her aunt and twin.
This easy to read story is well paced and has an interesting plot. An unexpected traumatic event makes Allison’s life even darker. Mystery and suspense and the forbidden love between Allison and Ren, make this story worth reading. The last third of the story is the best and had me turning pages unable to put it down.
The ending leaves the way open, for another chapter in Allison’s life, perhaps to explore her supernatural curse a little more?
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.