Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Courage and Other Demons by Jill Daugherty

Courage and Other Demons by Jill
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Title: Courage and Other Demons
Author: Jill Daugherty
Age: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Open Mike Publishing
Release date: January 2013


“It occurred to me as I stared into the darkness that it was probably a good thing it had taken so long for me to see Simon for who he truly was. If I hadn’t fallen in love with that sweet and kind boy, I wouldn’t have gotten on a plane with him to fly halfway across the world; I wouldn’t have trusted him enough to do what he was asking me to do. And as angry as I was, as much as I hated what my life had become, I knew I had to do what Simon and the others were asking me to do. It all came down to one inescapable belief. I would have to kill or be killed. There were certainly other pieces of the puzzle that were more complex and harder to understand, but that one piece was very clear and unrelenting and it drove me forward, even in those moments when giving up seemed like the most sensible choice I could make.”

The end of the world will start in the suburbs of Denver with a faery transfer student from Ireland. If you think that’s totally ridiculous, then you understand how Maggie O’Neill feels. In all of her sixteen years, faeries were something you read about in children’s books. They didn’t actually show up on your doorstep. They didn’t kiss you and make your knees go weak and whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Until Simon Brady, that is. Simon changed everything. He makes her heart race and her skin burn with excitement, but he has also changed her core beliefs about the world and made her see it as a dark and dangerous place filled with monsters that belong only in the lines of faery tales. There is no doubt in Maggie’s mind that she loves Simon, but can she see past who he is and find a place for him in her heart?

10 ebooks (Int) 5 Signed copies with bookmark (US)

About the author:

Jill Daugherty lives in Denver with Bailey, the world’s cutest puppy. By day, she works with gifted children and their teachers, but somewhere on the drive home every evening, she transforms into a writer. When she’s not working, writing or cleaning up Bailey’s latest mess, she likes to...uh, no, that’s pretty much her life. 


If you want a great example of YA paranormal romance, you'll find it in Courage and Other Demons.  A well thought out plot, outstanding writing, characters with great depth and a story that keeps you engaged-what more could you ask for.  And oh yeah, let's not forget the faeries...just icing on the cake!

I was pulled in right from the start, and read this almost straight through in one sitting.  The author has woven a fantastic tale that will totally draw you in to the wonderful world she has created.  

I really loved the characters in this book (well, except Balor but since he's the bad guy I wasn't expecting to like him).  Maggie and Simon were written so perfectly that you can't help but want them to be together.  Liam is a bit irritating, and I'm intrigued to see where the references he makes to Simon lead to in the next books.

Maggie is confronted with the choice of doing something for the greater good, or choosing the easy (though still frightening) way out, and it is great to see the strength her character displays when faced with the circumstances she finds herself in.

A gripping tale that is appropriate for teens and up, I gave this engrossing read five stars!  This is part of a series, and you'll definitely want to be ready to pick up the next two books to see what happens next.

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