Author: Michelle Rowen
Genre: YA, supernatural
First of all, I want to thank the lovely Michelle Rowen for sending me the e-ARC of this book.
I will admit - I had to go back and re-read the first two, because it's just been so long, and with so many other books in between, I was a bit confused about Nikki's story, but once I was finished with those two, I remembered just how great this story is.
Reign Fall continues Nikki, the half-demon princess's story. One of the things that's so great about the Demon Princess books is that while the supernatural is (obviously) a huge part of the plot and story, the problems Nikki faces - psychological problems concerning people around her, troubles accepting our bodies' change during adolescent years, conflicts between friends, etc - are all very much real, even if the spark behind those problems are a little less conventional.
The whole side story with Clara was something I had never, not in a thousand years anticipated, and I loved that. It's always great when an author can take a character and totally surprise you with it.
Nikki herself made me laugh. She gets annoyed almost as quickly as I do, and she deals with it in pretty much the same way as me - venting to any and everyone who happens to be around.
Michael... I can't say I've ever been a big fan of his (I have a huge, gaping, obsolutely ridiculously big weak point for feary kings), but in this book, he just plain-out bothered me. Keeping secrets is never a good thing in a relationship, and he could have at least told Nikki why he refused to kiss her. Instead, he gets all angtsy and jealous and throws a fit, then screws up.
Rhys, on the other hand, was amazing (although, as mentioned above, I'm probably a tad biased here lol). I love his sense of humor and his sarcasm. I love that he hides his true, broken and young self behind this tougher-than-thou facade. He's a very complex character, and I was sad there wasn't as much of him in the book as I wanted there to be.
Melinda surprised me. I never expected her to do the things she did, but I was glad she did them (well,except for one thing, but she did redeem herself later on, so no harm done).
On the whole, a great book. An excellent sequel to the first two which I'm sure Nikki fans will love. Can't wait for Reign Storm; that ending was just mean, and the fourth one promises great things to come!