Demons at Deadnight

Divinicus Nex Chronicles Book 1

Young Adult - Fantasy - Urban
429 Pages
Reviewed on 10/03/2018
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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite

In a fun and exciting new read by author duo A. and E. Kirk, Demons at Deadnight: Divinicus Nex Chronicles Book 1 is a book that will grab readers from the very start and will keep them reading obsessively all the way through until the very end. Follow the story of seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, a young woman who has quite an unusual supernatural power, the ability to see demons. And this ability has made her target number one for just about every demon on the planet. With the help of the very sexy Hex Boys, who certainly have secrets of their own, Aurora finally realizes the purpose of her strange gift, and just what role she will need to play in the battle to save all that she holds dear. Will she succeed? You'll need to read this great book to find out!

I so enjoyed Demons at Deadnight: Divinicus Nex Chronicles Book 1. Authors A. and E. Kirk have done a great job in creating characters that their readers will connect with, relate to and truly come to care about. If that isn't a hallmark of a great author, I'm not sure what is. The story is well paced, well written, exciting, and contains just the right amount of romance for a novel for young adults. Any reader who is looking for a wonderful read of paranormal fiction should definitely grab this book. I am so pleased to be able to highly recommend Demons at Deadnight: Divinicus Nex Chronicles Book 1 and look forward to reading more in this great series by A. and E. Kirk as soon as possible!

Christian Sia

Demons at Deadnight is a gorgeous opening in the Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A. and E. Kirk, a novel with a great appeal for young adult readers who love fantasy with a paranormal edge. Readers are introduced to a character, Aurora, who has exceptional powers. The only problem is that her powers have opened the gates of Hell and the most dangerous demons are out to get her. The mysterious Hex Boys could be of great help, but the only problem is that it is hard to trust them. Aurora will have to trust them if she has hopes of living long enough to protect what is most important to her. Can she succeed in stopping the demons from getting at her family and taking full dominion?

A. and E. Kirk have done a great job in creating characters that are not so human but that humans can relate to. Aurora is a multilayered, complex character and readers will be interested in exploring her depths and learning about her dark past. I started laughing from the very beginning of the story and it takes a lot of creativity to tell a story from the point of view of a teenage character: "Someone’s car was totaled and it wasn’t my fault. But who’s going to believe a teenager?" It is funny to see how the POV comes across and the narrative is so beautifully done that the reader is forced to look at the world from the perspective of the teenage narrator. The writing is excellent, accessible, and neat. Readers will be absorbed in the conflict and it won't be long before their heartbeats take on the rhythm of Aurora's. Demons at Deadnight by A. and E. Kirk is a wonderful story. I enjoyed every bit of it.

Melinda Hills

The Lahey family moves back to the small town of Gossamer Falls, only to be dumped into the middle of an increase in demonic activity that centers around seventeen-year-old Aurora in Demons at Deadnight by mother and daughter authors, A and E Kirk. Aurora is quickly wrapped up in the secrets and evil manifestations that have something to do with her childhood friends, the Hex Boys, who are now all grown up and top notch demon slayers. For some reason that the boys don’t understand, Aurora is the target of several groups – both good and bad – and no one has any idea why, Aurora included. Non-stop threats and heart stopping action keep the gang barely one step ahead of the deadliest of demons and Aurora’s surprise guardian angel manages to step in just in time – a few times! As the group begins to trust Aurora, they find that she is able to help them with their mission, only to discover that there are even more secrets they don’t understand. Like a cat, Aurora seems to have nine lives and hopefully these won’t run out before the mystery is unraveled.

Demons at Deadnight is a great YA novel with constant action, witty dialogue and just enough teenage love angst. A and E Kirk keep the action at a fast pace, which makes the story confusing at times because of secrets since the Hex Boys don’t trust Aurora and she thinks they are out to kill her. There is a lot of setting up in this volume so I am sure many questions will be answered in the next books of the Divinicus Nex Chronicles. All in all, a quick paced enjoyable story that keeps you on your toes. I really enjoyed the story overall. This is an interesting and fast paced book well worth reading.