I don't know how to review this book. I loved it. Loved Every Second Of It. It was everything I wanted it to be.
Derek and Ascanio are awesome together, throw in Desandra and you have a full comic tour. I can totally see why some thought it felt like a series ender, though. So much happens and so much is settled but so much is not settled. This opens so many new avenues and so much change that feasibly, this could go on for many more books, though I think they have only signed for 3 more.
Barabas....scribe loyal. Love him. Desandra...best character addition to date Ascanio...poor baby, poor stupid, beautiful baby Derek...finally getting to see some humor again Doolittle.....you're forgiven. Ted Moynahan... did NOT see that coming. What an idiot. Hugh’s right on that one. Mauro.. good stand brotha! Jennifer...HA! comeuppance defined. Naeeemah...WHAT THE???? Christopher....PHEW!! Robert....torn between respect for his honesty and smacking him in the face Hugh...bastard...just....NO. Slayer...I actually cried. Sarrat... I actually cheered. Zemi Ammit. Did not see that one coming either. WOW! Hibla....revenge is a dish best served cold Voron...sayonara and good riddance Ghastek...I have been hoping and waiting and biting my nails to the quick to see how he would react. Priceless. Ut-ter-ly priceless. His story is so sad. I’ve always liked him and this hooked me a little more. ROLAND...total game changer. O.M.G. If Kate grows into only half his power, with Curran by her side, they will be unstoppable. Curran... Always, As you wish with Curran. Through thick and thin, ultimatum or not he will always be there for her. He replaces her mother and her father, sisters brothers, friends, all the people that should have been there for her that were not, her most trusted confidant. “He will come for me.” He’s just the best. THE best.
I am so happy for Kate I can hardly see straight. And though I can NOT wait for the next book, waiting for this one nearly killed me, I can wait patiently because this book was so fulfilling and so action packed and so thorough in the loose end tying that it’s OK. Well, maybe it will be OK. I will tell you in 6 months. I’m still reeling, going back in for a second and maybe even a third reading! WOW, just WOW!! Love, love, love this book.
This series is the best there is, there is no other as good, not even close.(less)
Meg is a cassandra sangue or blood prophet. There are visions in the shedding of her blood, which makes her priceless to certain parties. The visions also give her the chance to escape, which she does only to run straight into the Others. They are territorial shapeshifters and vampires who kill any human who trespasses into their land. They kill and eat them.
Simon is the alpha wolfgard and ruler of the lakeside courtyard. When a beraggledd human who does not smell like prey ends up on his doorstep, he refrains from killing her and instead gives her a job. Gradually Meg manages to win over most of the monsters but her controller wants her back and he will do anything, even start a war to succeed.
This book was awesome. I could not put it down. I finished it in a day and I am still so wrapped up in the world of the Others that I can't read anything else yet.
I love how Meg and Simon's relationship is developing, there is no instant love or mating or destiny really. Its all trust, the two of them learning that they can trust the other. The supporting characters of Sam and Tess and Henry and Nathan and Winter and Vald and the ponies were all so real. The police, particularity Monty were believable and I loved the connection between him and Meg. (Its a past history that is awesome) I even hated Asia.
The plot is so well put together. It has paranormal elements, and it probably classified as urban fantasy, but it is not. There is a whole new world, spinning on the idea that humans have never been the dominate species and that they do have reason to fear the dark. I like how the ending is satisfactory but there are still questions, will Sam be okay? Will they catch Daphne's killers? What about the dead children and the strange disease out west? I can't wait for these answers.
THis book was so good that I will have to buy it. And I can't wait for the next one. (less)