Published: January 27th, 2015 by Red Adept Publishing
Date Finished: July 5th, 2015
Age Recommendation: 14+
Into A Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook sounded so endearing and interesting when I read the synopsis, so going into it, I had really high hopes... Let me just say that I was not at all disappointed! This book had me gripped and invested in the story from the very first word on the page and there were many times when my mind was utterly blown. The author does a lot of foreshadowing so when big events happen, you can definitely see them coming but that does not lessen the impact of them whatsoever.
Into A Million Pieces is the story about Allison and her sister Jade who are teenage succubi. Jade and Allison are complete polar opposites. Jade lives life on the edge just waiting to see how far she can push her curse and Allison is the more careful twin who is always concerned and looking out for Jade. One day after a date with a boy from their school, things are taken much too far and everything ends up in utter tragedy for Jade. With the help of a dreamy and smart boy who Allison meets at the local library named Ren, Allison is able to somehow deal with her world getting turned upside down but will Allison be able to be with Ren the way she wants to as well as being capable of controlling her urges and needs for him? And is everyone in Allison's life who they say they are or have things been hidden from her in ways no one could have ever imagined?
The one thing I really admired about this book was the way Angela created and built her characters. Each of their lives are painted in the reader's mind with such finesse and none of them conform to stereotypes. It's amazing!
Allison is not your typical main character. She is labeled a "goth chick" and "freak" at her school for dressing in drab, black clothing and combat boots and wearing black lipstick and eyeliner. The leader of the Snob Mob a.k.a the "popular" girl, is not a prissy cheerleader. Instead, her and her friends are part of the high school tennis team. And lastly, although the love interest, Ren is drop dead gorgeous and sexy, he is not a jock but a nerdy, smart, library type who always gets good grades. It was so refreshing to read about these types of characters. I absolutely loved it and huge props to the author!
This book was amazing! There were so many twists and turns and I was always kept guessing. I will definitely be continuing with this series if Angela chooses to make it into one! Into A Million Pieces was by far one of the best books I've read this year.