The Eternity Key
Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. ...more
“We shouldn’t be singing warm-up notes when our time to find the Key is wasting away, but she is so stuck on her plan for her future that I am afraid she doesn’t realise that particular future may never come.”
This was a good YA mythology/fantasy sequel, and boy did these kids get themselves in a pickle!
Daphne and the crew continued to make some dodgy decisions in this story, ...more
Daphne is beginning to embrace her destiny as the cypher and is discovering the power of her musical ability. Along with her friends, she is determined to find the Key of Hades and save her world from the Keres. Haden has chosen Daphne and what is right over power, but is struggling with his feelings for Daphne and how to tell her. Time is running out to find the Key before the spring equinox, and with Skylords in Olympus Hills ...more
Quests. Lightning. Fights. Stalkers. Evil Skylords. Maybe evil Skylords? Evil Underlords. Maybe evil Underlords? Who is evil? Who is trustworthy? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY HEARTTTT?
And, of course, Haden and Daphne.
Basically, I have no heart anymore, because Bree broke it all up and ground it into a fine powder and spr ...more
Then I got approved for the sequel by the publisher on Netgalley (thank you!) and then came the Egdmont debacle and we had doubts about book 3 happening... and I ended up pushing back reading this one. Finally decided to go back to this ser ...more
Slow-burning romance. Fun, modern retelling of Greek myths. Epic, cliff-hanger ending. Twists. Famous rock star father sold your soul. All the things you need for the perfect novel to lose yourself in for a while.
Jessica Thinks Too Much Version
The parental dynamics in the book are refreshing. There are no clueless, barely existent parents that act unrealistically. Oh no. The parents in this book CAUSE the problems by selling their children's soul...more
I made it to a little more than 50% of this book and while I enjoyed the first book immensely, this book just dragged and dragged for me. Too much talking about stuff, not enough action.
Thank you to NetGalley and Edgemont USA for a review copy of this book.
I read Bree Despain's The Eternity Key in about a day and it was freaking awesome! I read 1 chapter one day and then the rest the day after and just wow! WOW! And now I must say, I NEED book 3 SEVERAL MONTHS AGO!!!
Now that I got that out of the way, let's move on! We pick up mere weeks where we left off and based on when I read the ARC of the first book last time, i ...more
Well, if I didn't like The Shadow Prince very much back when I read it, I definitely like The Eternity Key much better than the first book.
The second book in the Into the Dark series is one of those books that feel as though you're watching the next episode of most TV shows, where the narrator pretty much says, "Previously on..."
In The Eternit ...more
Haden is struggling with his feelings toward Daphne and his duty to collect her to the underworld.
Daphne is coming to terms with her abilities but is having a hard time wit ...more
I have mixed feelings about this one. The romance is really off kilter in this series, at least for me. And considering how romance driven I am with my reading choices, this one frustrated me a good bit. At the end of the first I had high hopes that things would turn around in the department, but unfortunately the romance was just more of the same in THE ETERNITY KEY. I can tell that there's supposed to be this epic draw between them, if not ...more
Yes, one should read book 1 first. Although there is enough background information to get the story in the 2nd book going, I still felt I was missing something, which would have made th ...more
THE ETERNITY KEY continues to switch between Daphne and Haden's POVs, and adds Tobin's POV to the mix. I'm not entirely sure Tobin's POV added that much to the story, aside from reminders that they do need t ...more
*Genre* Young Adult, Mythology
The Eternity Key is the second installment in Bree Despain's Into The Dark series. The series, based on the Greek tale of Persephone and Hades, features Haden Lord, fallen Prince of the Underrealm, and Daphne Raines, the human girl who has discovered that she has powers a ...more
Let's start with Haden and everything he's dealing with. Visions of the Genie from Aladdin saying, "Tell Her the T ...more
This was a fast paced enjoyable second installment. The reader gets to see deeper into the characters mind set. There are new characters introduced. And the ending I don't think I ever saw coming. I can't wait to get to the next one.
The Long: As a kid, Bree would staple folded papers to make her own ...more