Nova (Daughters of Darkness book 1) by AJ Kane (ARC Reviewed by Kristin, #NerdGirlSoldier)

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Title: Nova (Daughters of Darkness book 1)

   Author: AJ Kane

   Scheduled Publish Date: May 3, 2014

   Genre:  Paranormal Romance

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  ***THIS ARC BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

  Synopsis

 A prophecy, a dark lord who looks way too good in black, and, well, Ireland … the perfect ingredients for a dangerous brew.
Nova and her sisters are witches. They’ve always known about magic and their ability to use it, but never in their wildest dreams did they imagine the role it would play in their lives. It all begins with a trip to Ireland and then some haunting dreams. Nova is torn from her sisters and then her heart is torn in two when she begins to fall for the guy no girl should ever fall for. Will she make the right choices? And when the battle rages, who will be left standing

 ***Contains Strong Language and Adult Situations. Not for young readers***

paragraph divider 18***Kristin, #NerdGirlSoldier’s Review***

A.J. Kane’s debut novel, Nova, is a fantastic paranormal romance that doesn’t just focus on the relationship between two characters; it encompasses how that relationship affects every character in the novel. Kane introduces us to three sisters, who just happen to be super witches: Nova, Branna, and Kyna. There’s an ancient prophecy foretelling their fate; they must destroy a demon and send him back to the Underworld before he destroys the world.

This first book in the trilogy is Nova’s story. We learn that Nova is the oldest sister and as such feels like the protector of the family. She also tries to be the peacemaker between her two younger sisters as best she can, but there are times where Branna’s sass gets her into trouble. Nova meets the demon she and her sisters think is the one they are meant to defeat, Drake. She has conflicting feelings for him; on the one hand, he’s evil and she should hate him….but on the other hand, she has these deeper feelings for him that she doesn’t want and can’t name. Nova feels that she shouldn’t betray her sisters by falling for Drake. It’s something that you’ll see her struggle with throughout the book and the conflict she has also affects her sisters. You’ll also see that Nova grows, not just as a woman, but as a witch as well. She has always known of their powers, but as she is forced to protect herself on her own she learns just how strong her powers are.

Drake is the Underworld’s Lord if you will. It’s not Hell, but rather another dimension of the universe where bad souls go when they die. Drake’s past is a painful one and due to one tragic event in his long life, he turns his back on the pact he and his family made with the humans. He seeks revenge on humans for all the sins they commit daily. Then he meets Nova. He loves that she’s feisty and fierce. He hates that he loves her. Drake’s feelings for Nova are just as confusing as the ones she has for him. He too believes that she and her sisters are out to destroy him for good, and he can’t let that happen. But what would he do if Nova’s life were to be jeopardized? Would he allow for a rebel demon to kill her? Or would he save her?

I absolutely loved this book. I couldn’t put it down. The details in the scenery in Ireland made me feel as if I were actually there. The interaction between the sisters makes you feel like you’re sitting at the table listening to them argue. The description of their powers and all the magic made me feel like it really does exist. A.J. Kane did a phenomenal job on her debut novel and I can’t wait to read the other books when she’s published them.

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