Publication: 7th January 2012.
"For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.
DEMONIC DESTINY Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.
The Hex Boys—mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction—have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway."
Aurora Lahey has moved back to her old home town with her family. No better to be welcomed back then with a demon chasing you and a totaled SUV. This cause Aurora to run and I mean literally, run into Ayden, her overly good-looking neighbor and his friends known as the Hex Boys. Little do they remember, that Aurora a.k.a Rory was once a part of their group. Now this group have answers that Aurora but they are not willing to give them to her. Aurora is going to find the answers to who these boys are and why are there so many demons after her, that is if she lives long enough.
Aurora is good protagonist who at this stage could be an Olympic runner with all the running away from demons and the Hex Boys she does. She is brave in her own way as well as loyal and very witty. She has some good comebacks throughout the book.
The Hex Boys are fun but not too fun, entertaining but not too entertaining and good looking but..no wait, they are good looking especially Ayden. The Hex Boys make the book in their own way. Each has a specific characterization and the boys such as Matthias and Ayden create the humor with their wars of wits against Aurora.
Despite Aurora being interesting to read about I would hate to be her. Just putting it out there. Sure, having six good looking boys around sounds alright, but they seem so over-bearing. They do not understand privacy or the fact that sometimes it is nice to be alone. Also, for smart boys, especially Jayden, they do not seem to able to put two and two together when it comes to Aurora.
The book started strong but it soon lost it's fast pace as well as captivation. I also thought it was a little long with a few unnecessary scenes. However, the authors are very good at slipping in pieces of information and clues that keep you reading but you want to tie everything up at the end. I was disappointed by the ending of Demons at Deadnight. I expected more secrets to be revealed but alas no, which will probably lead me to reading the second book. Nicely played Kirks, nicely played.
Read it if you have the time. I would not overly encourage anyone to read Demons at Deadnight but neither would I tell someone not to read it.