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.
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This book made my heart so sad. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really good book, I just felt so bad for the main character and her twin sister. They are succubi and because of that can never fall in love without running the chance of killing their loved one.
High school is hard enough as it is. Add being a succubus, a twin, and having to live with a religious fanatical aunt because your mother killed herself to that and I can imagine high school would be horrible. Allison is seen as an outcast at school because she dresses goth. She does it to keep people away from her because she is afraid of letting anyone too close and them discovering her secret or worse. Her twin sister, Jade, is the opposite. She’s one of the popular girls and lives off the attention she gets from others. They have different ways of dealing with their curse. When the politics of high school get out of hand after a party and Jade is thrust into a more negative light than she has ever been, what lengths will she go to to get her revenge?
Allison seems like such a lonely girl. I can understand why she pushes people away. If I was afraid of sucking out someone’s life energy, I would push people away too. She makes a new friend in Ren, but even with him, she has to be careful. After tragedy touches Allison close to her heart, he is there to pick her up. I can only imagine how conflicted this girl is.
I really liked Into a Million Pieces even though it made me incredibly sad. It was fast paced, had a good plot, and the story flowed nicely. The characters were pretty much what you expect for the most part. The twist at the end totally caught me off guard and made me incredibly angry at what happened.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a sweet-ish story with a lot of conflict, likeable characters, and is easy to relate to as far as we can all imagine how hard it would be to live the life as this kind of succubus.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.