I didn't think this series could get any better. I was wrong. This book had the relational aspect of Demon Kissed that I so totally loved. But it alsoI didn't think this series could get any better. I was wrong. This book had the relational aspect of Demon Kissed that I so totally loved. But it also had the feeling of danger of the later books. Its like the author took all the best parts of the rest of the series and put them in this book!
Assassin picks up where The 13th Prophecy left off. It's not a spin off, although I know the author talked about it being a spin off. It continued the story, which is great. And I'm getting the feeling that Ivy's role in this series isn't done. She's has a powerful role in this book, although it isn't about her. Assassin is about Eric. I loved that we got to follow Eric around. He's still crazy and totally hot. I don't want to post spoilers, but the basic idea is that he's taunting Ivy, while falling for a new girl - Natalia. Natalia and Eric are perfect for each other! I can't wait to see what happens to them.
In terms of mood - this book was lighter than the rest. It still had it's intense dark scary moments, but it doesn't seem hopeless. I was smiling a lot. It really felt like the 1st book, you know where you are reading, turning the page as fast as possible, with a smile on your face and occasionally gasping because its so good.
I don't know how else to describe it. My suggestions: Don't stop at The 13th Prophecy. It'd be like watching the Empire Strikes back and then not seeing Return of the Jedi. Majorly showing my inner dork here, but you get the idea. Assassin is part of the series imho. If you skip it, you'll smack yourself later.