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Published June 19, 2014 , Harmony Ink Press
Eight years ago, Luke Retter witnessed the brutal murder of his mother and sister at the hands of his demon-possessed father. He survived but lost a hand and an eye. The demon also burned its emblem into his skin, marking him as a cursed. Those who bear this mark are at risk of becoming possessed themselves, so they are monitored and enslaved by the state-run UCIS. Working as a slave is hard, but Luke prefers it to the possibility of being controlled by a demon.
One night, Luke wakes to find his worst nightmare coming true. His father's demon has returned. In a panic, he runs to the only person who might be able to help: Zack, a cursed who ran away from the state and created an underground community to protect other fugitive curseds. Zack helps him suppress the demon. But the city's become a time bomb, and Luke's demon itches to escape.
With the UCIS closing in on Zack's underground operation and Luke's demon crafting its own, nefarious plot, Luke realizes that he must take a stand.
Oh lordy. Insta love, ass holes and the only character I really liked was the deeply sadistic demon who took potato peelers to fingers. *giggles hysterically* As I said before, oh lordy. This is going to be a 2 minuet review because I am really not sure how to review.
Okay, so the issues I had with this book were the characters (like any one them) were unable to develop and really didn’t show any growth through the novel at all. It was as if they were stuck. At least the demon had a semi-likeable personality. Really, I just found him deeply amusing. I may have outright laughed at a few of the things Mr. Scary Demon Dude said. Luke on the other hand, was very super fond of feeling sorry for himself and also very quick so fall in love. Like bro, how about you wait a bit before thinking about forever. Forever is a long time. Zack. I don’t really have much to say about him other than I don’t have much to say about him. I feel this gif properly displays how he views himself and life in general.
I feel like this book had a bunch of potential, but unfortunate it felt rushed and I didn’t really like any of the characters other than the demon.