Non-spoilers – Where everyone is safe and happy
This book was a fantastic, quick, exciting read. There were moments where I felt the writing got a bit confusing but, over-all, it was a great book. I loved all of the characters (even when they were acting like giant jerks) and the plot was engaging and entertaining. I definitely recommend this book to anyone 17 and older (or for those more mature younger people) because there are scenes that a little more graphic in nature. Overall, I give this book a 4 our of 5 stars and can’t wait to continue on with the trilogy.
Spoilers – Be warned, the demons live here!
I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It sucked me in within the first dozen pages with its mystery of what Keira was and who the other four boys were. I felt emotionally connected to the characters – so much so that I cried when Keira died, partially because of her death and partially because of the way it affected all the other characters. I felt tense when the group was fighting with one another and I was relieved and happy when they were getting along. In short, I felt like I was one of the group and I enjoyed every moment of it.
There were times when I wanted to kill Lucian for acting like an a-hole after Keira healed Jake (especially since, in my opinion, he should have just been grateful that his friend was alive.) I also was a little annoyed with Keira when she went a little boy-crazy and couldn’t decide between Ergios, Tyler, or Lucian. It seemed a little unnecessary and a bit cliché. Not only that but I don’t think my main concern would be which boy to date if I had just discovered I not only was the missing piece of some centuries old coven, was the only person strong enough to save that coven, and had demon blood in my veins to boot. If it were me, I think my plate would already be super full.
I found some of the ways in which the writing was being intentionally vauge about what Keira was in the beginning annoying. I got confused when Keira would make a reference to what she was but never put a name to it. As a reader, we want to be with the character all the way through and, as such, want to know what the character knows. However, as the book progressed, the writing was able to stop being ambiguous and instead showed how little Keira really considered what she was a lot of the time because, to her, it was natural. It was everyday life for her so why should she have to explain. This also becomes clear in her conversations with the boys when they ask her how she manages to do some of the things she does.
I really liked the ending. While I was pretty sure she would come back to life (because the story would end if she didn’t) I was relieved when she did. I also liked the mystery that was
brought into the final chapter because it makes the second book that much more enticing. I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy.