Series: Cambion 1
Debut: August 7, 2011
Snuck from: Suzanne @ Paranormal Pages
Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking.
Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.
But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 33
This is my second venture into succubus territory, and it was made up quite differently. Here, the need to feed doesn't just make your demon-part mad, it actually kills you if you're more demon than human. That's Flynn's "problem", although I admit it's still debatable if he really, honestly sees it that way. I'm hoping for a yes, but he gives off very contradicting vibes in that department. And yes, you guessed right, I'm Team Flynn here.
Not that Luke wasn't totally cute or anything, he's really to-die-for, but I'm simply not the angel boy type. Although, there is again some room for debate if you read the hints correctly, but nothing concrete yet. Sebastian is a big, very big mystery, and I'm not sure sure what to make of him just yet. I'm quite curious how he's going to mix up everything further. It's similar for Paul. He's "just" human, but I can't shake the feeling he's still somehow important, he'll have his part in this as well.
What I'm looking forward to most is the conflict between Luke and Flynn, since they're actually best friends and both after the same girl. That's never played out well before, I'm curious if they can overcome their testosterone nature and work it out, or if it's gonna be just like any other time I've come across such a conflict.
Now, plot. I know it's not really something new that the poor, innocent heroine is suddenly swarmed by hot guys. BUT since Mercy really has been abstinent on purpose, and for a very good reason, it's still a little different. Plus, I'm thinking there is another reason behind the why now? that is only barely hinted at for now. And it's rather rare there's so many guys, and they're all hot in a different way. However, I think it's annoying/unrealistic that she would pick one, and Luke to boot. But that might be just me...
Basically, there isn't so much but her being bossed around in the dark regarding not what she is, but the abilities she actually has. Not the usual approach, either, right? But I like how it develops, with her mother re-marring, and no other but Flynn's incubus father. That flashes PROBLEMS all over town, so Mercy's social life is really becoming a roller coaster ride. That's the first step into chaos, but as if that wasn't enough, her once-human dad shows up, now a very nasty demon, and kidnaps her. I'm not gonna tell how that drama plays out, but while I somehow liked it, it also pissed me off big time in some other aspects.
Last (and maybe least), a word about Mercy: it's what I begged for, too. Pun intended. Gosh, that girl had me headdesking more often than not, and that's never a good sign. It's just the boys that are highly interesting, and I really hope she develops some real character in the next installments. And I wanna meet her demon-self. *_*
Area Scan: Style: 3.5/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Romance: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Fantasy: 5/5