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“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?
From its magnificent cover to the fascinating premise Courage and Other Demons was a very enjoyable read. I find books about the Fae are very hit and miss unfortunately with the majority of those fitting into the latter category. However Courage and Other Demons was a happy exception.
Maggie O’Neill is contentedly normal, her family, friends and boyfriend complete the picture of teenage contentedness that is until “The Dream”. Her most pressing problem is her lacklustre feelings for her football playing boyfriend Luke and her not so innocent ones for the new student from Ireland Simon Brady. This idyll is short lived and Maggie has to adjust her outlook on everything she has ever known when Simon reveals his identity and her part in a dangerous and extraordinary world.
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.