I was happy to jump back into this story as the last book ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger and left me dying to know what would happen next. We pick up in this book with Ari and Shane and the rest of the group trying to figure out how they are going to get Charity back from her kidnappers. I didn’t think the author could create a story with even more action than the first one but she pulled it off. This book has plenty of it mixed in with Ari and Shane still coming to terms with their relationship and having to deal with everything being thrown their way. I have to say I loved the addition of Tristan to the story because it created some tension between Ari and Shane and in the end I feel it made them stronger as a couple.
As the story goes on Ari learns that her family the Endrens are trying to kill her brother Will so she decides she will have to stop them once and for all. I loved seeing Ari in action because she is so powerful and the girl plays no games. She is fierce and I pity anyone who has to go up against her. There are so many revelations that take place along the way in this book but they would be major spoilers so I won’t list them. I just want to you know there were some I saw coming and a few that threw me for a loop and shocked me at the same time. I was waiting with baited breath though to see how everything would play out and who would end up on top and I have to say I was more than happy with the outcome.
Overall this was a great read and I was happy to be back into this world. I loved seeing Ari and Shane’s relationship develop into something more and loved the way that Ari resolves the issues with her family. I think in this book we also got to see a stronger side to Charity and she also learned just how powerful she could be. She played an important role in the story this time around and was a great help to the group. I would recommend this one to readers of a good tale and those that want to continue with this series.
Ari thought being in love with her prophesied nemesis sucked. But being responsible for her best friend's kidnapping? It sucks worse.
Ari and Shane thought they’d beaten Fate and ended the three-hundred year war plagu-ing their people. They thought love had won. But they were so, so wrong.
Instead of graduating high school like the normals, they’re in a battle to save Charity – Shane’s cousin, Ari's best friend, and the seer who might hold the key to ending the war for good. To do that, they’re forced to accept help from a boy they aren’t even sure they can trust. He’s powerful and knows spells even Ari’s never heard of, but he’s also secre-tive and has a past he’s determined to keep hidden . Add to that the fact that he has his sights set on Ari, and Shane would rather do without his help.
Ari has bigger problems than mysterious boys and their strange powers. The powerful Edren Family is hunting her brother, and she can't very well save him or Charity while they’re constantly being attacked by her own people. To stop the raids, she has to take the fight to them. But if she starts hunting the family that raised her, what kind of mon-ster will she be?
Fate still waits for the death of one by the hand of the other.