The concept of The Mephisto Covenant was intriguing to me, mythology that was built around biblical stories, mainly Adam & Eve. Which is what I loved about it! I would not be so bold to say that it might not offend Christians, alas, it my push on the boundaries. Naturally when I seen it on NetGalley I did not hesitate to request it. Mad Scientist found it to be just riveting. I could hardly put it down.
Our young innocent star of the book, Sasha, is obsessed with finding out who killed her father. She is a pure angel in human form, known as an Anabo. One of a very small number.
Jax was a treat within the inky goodness. He was not perfect by any means. Shockingly we find out that he is a tortured Son of Hell. *gasps* He meets Sasha, who can be his salvation. Literally, she may be his only chance at redeeming himself.
Twists and turns were around almost every page. Eryx, our evil doer in this lore, needs her. He has gathers devote followers by offering and giving them anything they desire. Sadly, they do not know in taking what they so desire they give up the most valuable thing they have, their soul.
I also really enjoyed the characters that played on the sidelines of the story. Chris, her cousin was a typical teen but he had a cute side to him. Jax's brother, Phoenix, was complicated, grieving, and full of fun snark. We know how I enjoy a bit of snark in my books! *grin* He moved his head so that his lips were close to her ear. "Run, Sasha. If you can do it, run like hell and don't look back." Overall, I believe that Trinity Faegen has an exciting new twisted series. The ever there instant attraction was there like in many young adult books, however, the entwined history of The Mephisto Covenant warranted the quick pace. The passion was intense and descriptive, surprisingly so that I was shocked to find it in a young adult book...
I'm sorry to see that so many people did not care for this book. Oddly, sometimes that is the way it goes. So many loved Fallen by Lauren Kate and I hated it. Now it is opposite.
*Free ARC from NetGalley which did not impede on my Mad Review. It is completely honest and full of my thoughts on the book and the very persistent young man inside. *(less)
Concoction of a Review: Nicole Peeler's Jane True Series has me on edge. I read one book one earlier this year. Jen the Bibliophile sent me book 2 & 3 because she knows my infinity for starting a series but never continuing with it. After completing Tracking the Tempest a book full of snark and supernatural hunks I quickly decided that this series would not be left unread.
**Note to self: Go buy book 4, Eye of the Tempest, soon!!!**
Tempest's Legacy jumps in shortly after Tracking the Tempest ended. Jane continues to train her offensive and defensive magical technique. Her relationship is still a ball of tension from the end of the last book. Which leads us to seeing more of Anyan. Jane's eyes start to wonder toward the Barghest. *waggles eyebrow*
Nonetheless, there is a surprising bout of news that ruffles Jane's feathers. Someone found out that supernatural females were being taken. Not kindly I might add. This horrid news includes information about someone who she most would love to meet and know more about. Dying to know who?? *grin*
The mystery takes Jane out of little ol' Rockabill, her hometown in Maine, as she tags along to figure out what exactly is going on and how to stop it. We have a mix of characters from the first book, from Ryu's Boston team & even a few brand new characters! Interactions are hilarious at best!! We are even pulled into a new area... The Borderlands!! (Many exclamation points but it truly is exciting!)
This book has little to no nookie in it so I was a bit disappointed in that but I'm looking forward to Anyan. *blushes*
It truly is a great series!!! Peeler's snark is completely sprinkled throughout this novel like the others, however, the demeanor is a lot darker. The events that unfold are a bit harsh and force Jane to grow even more, powerfully and emotionally. Jane True is Truly Bad A$$ in this book!
*I received this book free of charge from my sassy friend Jen! My Mad review is completely honest and full of my thoughts on the book and the very yummy men inside. *(less)