Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Releases: Alice in Zombieland & A Fractured Light

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real.

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.

A Fractured Light (Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davies

When she wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, Skye knows something terrible has happened to her. It's not until she hears Asher, the dark, rebellious angel she fell in love with, that the memories come flooding back. She tries to put the past behind her, but she knows she'll be forever haunted by the ruthless betrayal that almost took her life.

Skye returns home, but with the knowledge of who she really is, nothing can ever be the same. As she tests the limits of her newfound powers, Skye discovers that she's capable of far more than anyone could have imagined. Both the Order and the Rebellion want her for their side as war between the factions looms. She can't forget the terrifying truth she now knows about the Order, but something holds her back from embracing the Rebellion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Releases: The Crown of Embers, The Raven Boys, & Burn for Burn

The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson

She does not know what awaits her at the enemy's gate.

Elisa is a hero.

She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country's ruler should be secure. But it isn't.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from foreign realms and even from within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears, once and for all, Elisa must follow a trail of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues, from the deep, hidden catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her go a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man whom—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she's lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”
It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Sioban Vivian

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an unlikely alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Releases: Hidden and Flesh & Bone

Hidden (Firelight Trilogy #3) by Sophie Jordan

A dangerous journey.
Shattered bonds.
Undying passion.

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted her fate long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning. . . .

Flesh & Bone (Rot & Ruin #3) by Jonathan Maberry

Reeling from the devastation of Dust & Decay, Benny Imura and his friends plunge deep into the zombie-infested wastelands of the great Rot & Ruin. Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong journey through a fierce wilderness that was once America, searching for the jet they saw in the skies months ago. If that jet exists then humanity itself must have survived…somewhere. Finding it is their best hope for having a future and a life worth living.

But the Ruin is far more dangerous than any of them can imagine. Fierce animals hunt them. They come face to face with a death cult. And then there’s the zombies—swarms of them coming from the east, devouring everything in their paths. And these zoms are different. Faster, smarter, and infinitely more dangerous. Has the zombie plague mutated, or is there something far more sinister behind this new invasion of the living dead?

One thing Benny and his companions can’t afford to forget: In the great Rot & Ruin, everything wants to kill you.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jane by April Lindner

Genre: unknown
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 365

Forced to drop out of an esteemed East Coast college after the sudden deaths of her parents, Jane Moore take a nanny job at Thornfield Park, the estate of Nico Rathburn, a world-famous rock star on the brink of a huge comeback. Practical and independent, Jane reluctantly becomes entranced by her magnetic and brooding employer and finds herself in the midst of a forbidden romance.
But there’s a mystery at Thornfield, and Jane’s much-envied relationship with Nico is soon tested by an agonizing secret from his past. Torn between her feelings for Nico and his fateful secret, Jane must decide: Does being true to herself mean giving up on true love?

Excellent adaption. Like the author said in her author's note, you see a lot about Pride and Prejudice, but you don't see much about Jane Eyre, which is another beautiful love story about an independent girl in a time where independence is frowned upon. I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out because the time gap is large and customs are different, but April made it work. She stuck to the storyline very well.

Jane's character was so heartbreaking. I hated her family for what they made her think of herself which just made me love Nico and Maddy more because they made her feel wanted and happy. She deserved to be happy. She was unselfish to a tee.

Jane and Nico sitting in a tree.... Delicious romance. I expected Jane to slowly fall for Nico, but only after a few weeks she was head-over-heels in love with the guy. Which was totally fine by me! Their romance was swift but it had been building for awhile. And Nico.... Though he pretended to be this bad boy he was a teddy bear. He was so darling to Maddy and loving to Jane.

Overall, great love story. I think Jane Eyre should be right up there with Pride and Prejudice as one of the greatest love stories of all time. I don't think you have to read Jane Eyre to read Jane, but if you get the chance, I would recommend it. Jane Eyre the character was an strong woman for her time and Jane Moore is no different. I congratulate April on a job well done and for writing and adaption on a story that doesn't get nearly enough spotlight.

The Cover: Really depressing. But it registers the darkness that seems to shadow Nico and Jane's pasts.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Genre: dystopian
Series and Book #: The Selection #1
Pages: 327

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a  crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

All the FEELS! So when I heard it was The Bachelor in book form, I was like "No way in ever". But then I read it. And I was like "WHY WOULD I EVER THINK OF NOT READING THIS BOOK?!" This is going to sound stupid, but it's like a blend of The Hunger Games and The Bachelor. But...better!

Could Kiera have chosen a better name than America Singer? How punny. America is a singer, and she lives in what used to be known as the United States of America (America for short). But enough about her name. America is determined, and she loves her family. She's also very stubborn and I like that she wasn't fawning over Prince Maxon but slowly falls in love with him. I also like that she would put her family before herself, no matter the cost. She stays in the competition because they need the money. She could have been selfish and dropped out but she chose not to because her loyalty to her family came first. That, I think, is the brightest point in her character.

If it's between Maxon and Aspen, I'd choose Maxon. Because Maxon was there for America and he didn't push her unlike Aspen who suddenly drops her after two years together, and then comes back begging forgiveness. You can argue your point in the comments but I'm not changing my opinion on the matter.

Overall, it shouldn't really be called a Hunger Games and Bachelor mash up because it's not. When it comes down to it, Kiera's look on the way the USA turned out after being invaded and stomped on was quite unique. I have never read a dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel about the USA being turned into a kingdom. The whole land was built on democracy, after all. And the Selection is new. I want to see what happens in her second novel. More action? More romance? She really left it open to either option and I can't wait to see which one she goes for.

The Cover: Admittedly, that's what drew me to the book in the first place. I love the mirrors and the tiara over "selection". It's so bright and beautiful. It think it looks too serious for the book, though. The model looks very intense whereas the book is more of a romantic triangle than anything else.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando

Genre: social issues
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 239

High-school Senior Mary Gilhooley and her friends have spent their entire lives—but especially the last four years—feeling like underdogs and also-rans. Having suffered constant ridicule from Oyster Point’s resident bully king and superjock, Jake Barbone, they are all just dying to go away to college and never come back. But with only a week until graduation, there’s one last thing Mary feels they absolutely must do together: compete against Barbone in the Oyster Point High School Official Unofficial Senior Week Scavenger Hunt—and win.
Everyone is racing for the finish line with complicated motives, and Mary’s all-right adventure quickly becomes nonstop drama as shifting alliances, flared tempers, and crushing crushes take over. Though they are racking up points at a rapid clip, it soon becomes clear that she and her friends must reinvent their strategy—and themselves—if they want to even stand a chance at winning.

I loved the idea of this book! An unofficial official scavenger hunt? Sounds fun! The list was weird and the places they went to find these things odd but the overall message wasn't about winning or crushing the competition: It was about growing up and friendship and self-discovery.

Each of the characters were unique and individual. I think Tara did a good job of writing in each of their stories. I also liked how the stories connected with the scavenger hunt. Because while it was Mary's idea in the first place, everyone else had a reason for being there. For some it was revenge and for others it was about proving themselves. Tara did an excellent job of wrapping it all up in the end so that everyone was satisfied.

Mary was such an intense character. Though you're rooting for her team to win, you can't help but want to slap her over the head for how stupid she was being. I thought her wake up call was necessary and afterward, she was a much more likable character. I guess that was the point but it still needs to be said.

Overall, it wasn't absolutely amazing, but it was funny, mind-bending, and pretty cool. Where originally it might have just been for fun I think Tara changed the story into something a bit more serious. You have to be honest with yourself before you can really see how things truly are.

The Cover: Cute! I like the cut-out words that show some of the items on the list

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Genre: fantasy
Series and Book #: none
Pages: 539

Welcome to a glorious realm of mystery, magic, heroism and danger.
In a world where a small percentage of the people have an extreme skill called a Grace, King Leck’s Grace allowed him to tell lies that everyone believed.
When Bitterblue became queen at ten years old, she thought her father’s murder meant the end of his violent, sociopathic influence.
She was wrong.
The intensely anticipated companion to the New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire is even more “rageful, exhilarating, wistful,” and romantic. Now eighteen and believing her advisers are overprotecting her, Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle at night to walk the streets of her own city, disguised and alone—risking her life as well as her heart.

Just for warning: wasn't as romantic as Graceling or Fire. Thankfully, there was some romance, but it wasn't as intense as Katsa's relationship with Po or Fire's. But the lack of romance wasn't the focus of this book. It was about a girl who suddenly realizes that she's not a child anymore and she breaks out of the shell her advisers have placed her in. She takes charge of her life and matures into an intelligent, sensible queen.

Bitterblue is an intricate character who has a unique view of things. Since she was raised by King Leck and witnessed terrible things as far back as she remembers, she's more hesitant to trust. Especially with mind readers. She was also a fiercely loyal friend and relative who wouldn't ever think of hurting anyone close to her. Though she's now the queen, she still has a childish naivete that causes her to cling to the people who've practically raised her because she believes them to be good. When they betray her, they hurt her, but she never stops loving them. Because that's who she is. She's a beautiful, wonderful character, and she belongs right alongside Kristin's other strong heroines.

Overall, this novel was as heartbreaking as it was powerful. A story of growing up and being yourself even when everyone around you seems to be changing. Again, Kristin captivated me with the beautiful scenery of Monsea. Her descriptions of the castle and the city were lovely. She also has a knack for using just the right language so that it sounds authentic but also is readable. I must also mention the lovely (and helpful) drawings in the book. They livened the book up and offered even more visual into Bitterblue's world. I hope Kristin doesn't stop writing because her characters are powerful and her stories are magnificent.

The Cover: I like how the blue refelects her name, and I also like the three separate keys. She's unlocking her past, but she's also literally unlocking all her father's gruesome secrets.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Candidates* by Inara Scott

Genre: paranormal, science fiction
Series and Book #: The Talents #1
Pages: 293

Dancia Lewis is far from popular. And that’s not just because of her average grades or less-than-glamorous wardrobe. In fact, Dancia’s mediocrity is a calculated cover for her secret: whenever she sees a person threatening someone she cares about, things just…happen. Cars skid. Structures collapse. Usually someone gets hurt. So Dancia does everything she can to avoid getting close to anyone, believing this way she can suppress her powers and keep them hidden.
But when recruiters from the prestigious Delcroix Academy show up in her living room offering her a full scholarship, Dancia’s days of living under the radar may be over. Only, Delcroix is a school for child geniuses and diplomats’ kids—not B students with uncontrollable telekinetic tendencies. So why are they treating Dancia like she’s special? Even the hottest guy on campus seems to be going out of his way to make Dancia feel welcome.
And then there’s her mysterious new friend, Jack, who can’t stay out of trouble. He suspects something dangerous is going on at the Academy and wants Dancia to help him figure out what. But Dancia isn’t convinced. She hopes that maybe the recruiters know more about her “gift” than they’re letting on. Maybe they can help her understand how to use it…. But not even Dancia could have imagined what awaits her behind the gates of Delcroix Academy.

*There might be some confusion with this book. For some reason, Inara Scott changed the title of this book to The Talents. Originally, this book was called The Candidates and that was the novel I read with this same book cover. However, when I was looking for the sequel, I realized that at some time the book's title was changed. The new cover is to your right. It is the same book, just a different title and cover.

Getting past the odd title change this book was okay. It was interesting but it wasn't captivating. Of course, I knew before Dancia that Delcroix wasn't just a ritzy boarding school. I liked how Jack made Dancia see things that she wouldn't have normally discovered for herself, or if she did, she would immediately discard the idea that it was anything but a normal school. Dancia's blind faith in the school itself was a bit unnerving. I wished she was more curious to the goings-on, and luckily Jack was there to push her natural curiosity until she became wary.

Dancia's character was excellently written. Though she's not book smart she knows what is going on around her and she's not terribly afraid to be herself. Inara didn't make her sound older than she was with her writing and I especially appreciated that. Of course, what good would this book be without a love triangle? Jack or Cam? Both seemed good for Dancia, but neither were really a good medium. It was kind of like Jack symbolizes Dancia's wariness of Delcroix whereas Cam is the faith she has in the school to make her a better person.

Overall, it wasn't terribly engaging, but it wasn't terrible either. I hope the sequel offers more insight into the school, that Dancia still investigates her powers and what Delcriox really is up to, and, for goodness sake, please don't let Jack fall off the face of the earth! I really hope there's more of him!

The Cover: Which one? The original I like because of the gates and the eye catching color scheme that draws your eye to the Delcroix plaque, but I like the second one because it really shows Dancia's immediate hesitation in attending Delcroix. If I had to pick one, though, I'd say I like the newest one.

What are your thoughts about the title change and the covers?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Releases for September 4: Tiger's Destiny, Envy, & Sweet Shadows

Tiger's Destiny (Tiger's Curse #4) by Colleen Houck

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

Envy (The Fury Series #2) by Elizabeth Miles

Spring is coming, and the ice is slowly melting in Ascension…revealing the secrets buried beneath.
Emily Winters knows the Furies have roots in Ascension, Maine—but she’s about to discover that they’re deeper than she ever imagined. With the help of her new friend Drea, she vows to dig them out. But it’s hard to focus when she’s desperate to make up with JD, and to figure out why Crow, a mysterious Ascension High dropout, seems to be shadowing her.

Meanwhile, new girl Skylar McVoy is determined to leave her own dark past behind. So she’s thrilled when popular Gabby takes her under her wing, and the stunning and sophisticated Meg offers to give her a major makeover. But everyone knows what happens to the vainest girl of all…

It’s tempting to be naughty. But beware: the Furies are always watching, and their power grows stronger by the day.

Sweet Shadows (Sweet Venom #2) by Tera Lynn Childs

Gretchen may have known she was a descendant of Medusa long before her sisters—after all, she's spent her life fighting the monsters that escape the abyss—but that doesn't mean it will be easy to teach the other girls the ropes. Can she rely on Grace and Greer, or even trust herself to keep them safe? Greer has pressing social commitments on her plate and precious little time to train in her newfound powers. But that wretched second sight won't leave her alone, and her fabled heritage seems to be creeping into her fashionable life.

Grace has worries closer to home—like why her brother, Thane, has disappeared. He's hiding something. Could it possibly be related to the secret heritage the triplets share?

With the warring factions among the gods of Olympus coming for them, the creatures of the abyss pushing into their world, and the boys in their lives keeping secrets at every turn, the three girls must figure out where their fate will take them and how to embrace the shadows of their legacy.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Genre: dystopian
Series and Book #: Divergent Series #2
Pages: 525

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—white grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Not as stunning as I thought it would be. Veronica blew me away with Divergent but Insurgent just didn't do much for me. For one, Tris was majorly depressed. I know why but, like Four said, she seemed unable to care about herself. She threw herself into dangerous situations without first thinking of the consequences. I missed the determined, fiery girl who proved everyone wrong with her strength.

There was one scene, and I don't want to give too much away, but it is when Tris is being held in Erudite headquarters. She remained strong, for Four, and for the people who were counting on her to make the ultimate sacrifice. That is when I saw the old Tris, the Tris who would even give herself to save her enemies. I really want her back!

I did like how Veronica put every faction into this book. From Amity to Candor, back to Dauntless, then Abnegation and Erudite, and even the factionless headquarters. It gave a broad view of the thoughts of every faction and the shaky ground each was balancing on. Though Erudite seemed to be the most calm of them all, each had its own way of dealing with the sudden slaughter of Abnegation, and I liked how Veronica incorporated that into her book.

Overall, this novel was somewhat lackluster for me. The Dauntless are all broken up, the factions are at war with one another, and there is a ton of betrayal! Plus, there weren't as many romantic scenes between Tris and Four. Cruel world! Too much of the book was waiting and planning, not enough action. The last couple of chapters were the only nail-biting moments. I feel like it's going to be hard to choose who to follow and who not to. I hope, in the next novel, there's more of the old Tris. And, to whatever literacy gods there may be, let there be more Four!

The Cover: The Amity symbol, is, well, symbolic. It's the symbol for peace in a book that is about anything but.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Genre: paranormal
Series and Book #: Everneath Trilogy #1
Pages: 384

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld…this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

I didn't even realize this was a story about the Persephone myth until I read the snippet of a review saying that it was. This isn't the a-typical modern spin on Greek myths: Brodi took this in a completely new direction. I love it!

Brodi's approach to the story really worked for me. She didn't start at the very beginning: she began in the middle, and from there she explained what had happened between Nikki and Jack that caused her to to choose Cole. I liked it better this way. It was sort of the same way Nikki was seeing things. After she separated from Cole, she went back to earth, but she began to remember what had dragged her into the Everneath in the first place. As she sort of accepted things we learned what would have made her leave her life to go with a boy she barely knew.

Nikki was different than I expected. Sorry to all the Nikki's out there, but Nikki is just a name that strikes me as a sort of cheerleader type of girl. I'm glad I was proved wrong. Because the Nikki in this novel was sweet, down to earth, and cared about everyone she knew she was hurting when she left. I was so happy Brodi didn't make Nikki and Jack get back together right away. After what they'd been through, it would have been unrealistic. I liked the way she eased into their relationship tentatively. But by the end they were completely together and were one of the cutest couples I have ever seen!

Overall, I wasn't going to read this, but I am ever so glad I did. The summary doesn't do this book justice. It makes it sound like Nikki is just going to up and leave or give in to Cole, but the end will blow your mind. If you have had any hesitations in reading this book I suggest you read it, anyway, because the summary really isn't that great. Nikki is a lovable character and her story is memorable. Brodi's clever uses of mythology just add to the story, making it even more enjoyable.

The Cover: I like how Nikki is stepping out of the cloud like she escaped the Everneath. The wispy edges and vivid colors make it eye-catching and whimsical.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Release: Entice (Embrace Series #2) by Jessica Shirvington

On her seventeenth birthday Violet Eden’s whole life changed. One minute she was a normal
teenager obsessed with her art…and Lincoln. The next she has to get her head around the
knowledge that angels do exist, both light and dark and she’s not altogether human either. Violet is Grigori – part angel and part human. Oh, and Lincoln knew it all along.

Coming to terms with her destiny is tough, but Violet thought she knew all the secrets. She was wrong. The ancient battle between exiled angels and humanity is far from over. And now Violet has to learn to live with her feelings for Lincoln while working with him to stay alive and stop the exiles discovering the key to destroy all Grigori. It isn’t easy. Especially when the electricity between her and Phoenix ignites and she discovers his hold over her has become more dangerous than ever.

Searching for the answers she needs will take Violet halfway across the world to the sacred
mountains of Jordan, where ancient stories come to life and her warrior spirit will be called upon to make things right … but even then her choices have consequences she never saw coming.