In a small southern town with a secret world hidden in plain sight, sixteen-year-old Lena, who possesses supernatural powers and faces a life-altering decision, draws away from her true love, Ethan, a mortal with frightening visions.
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the first one in the series. I think I stopped caring about the characters after the first 200 pages of them whining at each other (tolerable in the first book, not so much in the second). The plot is dragged on and on, with lots of unnecessary scenes and dialogues. While the authors clearly have an interesting mythology they're working with, and lots of nice little twists and interesting pieces of plot development, they take forever to get anywhere in the story, and by the time secrets were revealed, all I could think of was "Thank god, we're closing in on the end." After this one, I don't think I'll read the rest of the series. (Agreed with what others have said - at least this is better than Twilight)
I loved this book so much more than twilight. Lena and Ethan are so sweet and complement each other perfectly. The supernatural aspects of the book play out nicely. Ridley and Link's relationship is by far my favorite part of the book. And now that Ridley's not as evil, they can have a real, hilariously trouble-filled relationship. I absolutely can't wait.
submitted by isadoades on February 10, 2013, 2:19 pm
It was impossible for me to put down. I couldn't read another book for a week because I was reading it over and over again. It is wonderfully evil and makes you feel like you're really in their world. Amazing sequel to an even more amazing series. Nothing can match the love and romance between Ethan and Lena. Better than Twilight. Twilight fans will love it more than Twilight itself.