Release Date: August 13th, 2013
Finished Date: July 17th, 2013
Publishers: Tor Books
Source: For Review
Source: For Review
The Review: Wow! This was AWESOME! I think this book blew the other two out of the water and this series has definitely become a firm favourite of mine.
I can’t add anything to the synopsis because it outlines the story perfectly as we join DJ for her third and most dangerous adventure yet. I think DJ is a great character that has grown so much over the course of 3 books, really coming into her own as a Sentinel & wizard but with room to grow & progress more. I like that there was an attempt to bring her Elven powers to the forefront in this and feel like there is a lot of untapped potential there so I’m hoping for more along those lines. I loved where her love life went in this, but, felt like it was 2 steps forward and one step back and yet another complication was added to the mix which I have mixed feelings about, I’ve always liked the banter between DJ and the men in her life but I need to state that I’m definitely team Alex!
The storyline was just great, there was SO much going on that I just couldn’t put the book down – it was action all the way and seriously took my breath away. I read the first 75% of the book in one go and only didn’t finish it in one sitting because I fell asleep with kindle in hand – so yeah, it’s that good! In this series there always seems to be two threads going on at once in each book and this felt like it had even more but not in a complicated way, everything blended together seamlessly for one hell of a ride. I have always enjoyed the idea of the border between the two realms that is policed by Sentinels like DJ & I love how New Orleans & Old Orleans come together, how our world exists with the supernatural world and of course, collide, which has tons of possibilities for future books. I really liked the undead serial killer angle and that got even better when he started to target our MC which is a good enough plot by itself but then when everything else starts to pile up for DJ – she ends up with a loup-garou scare, gets herself kidnapped, becomes part of a power play, gets knocked around (a lot!) and as always finds herself in some precarious situations – it makes me wonder just how much can our favourite wizard take? But what I do know is that this book is an amazing, exciting, action packed adventure filled with lots of supernatural goodness, with many life threatening situations for most of its characters & a smidge of romance that always leaves me wanting more and I loved every second of it!! I think that the world that the author has created is just brilliant, the characters, the setting, the supernatural element & even the pacing are everything I could want it a book and that’s what I get - Now, I WANT MORE!!