I don’t open my eyes so I can’t see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent…his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I’m not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I’m alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?
This is the second book in this series about a young, half human, half angel named Evie. When we see her again, she is in mourning for her Uncle Jim and still kind of in shock after the massacre at the Seven-Eleven. Her body is still evolving into an angel and she is getting more and more angel powers. Russell is away for the Christmas holidays with Brownie as his bodyguard. Buns has come back from Russell’s family’s house to try and get her to just get out of bed already and of course to see her love, Zephyr. Alfred is being his evil self, still trying to take her soul. The group (Evie, Reed, Buns and Z) decide to go to a ski lodge to spend the New Year’s holiday.
Needless to say, whenever Evie is around things get interesting. It doesn’t take long before Evie is on the run for her life. This seems to be the theme of this book. Running. And since she is such a rarity, more and more of the characters of the supernatural sort, are hunting her.
Amy Bartol really knows how to tell a good story. This book was full of twists and turns, attacks and kidnappings. Grenades anyone? Vampire like creatures? This story has them. This time, the story is told from both Evie’s and Russell’s point of view. Russell plays a much bigger role in this book.
The romance with Reed is bumped up too in a big way. And to make matters even more interesting, there is also another suitor for Evie-Brennus. He is a whole different sort of creature. I am already half way through the third book(Indebted) and enjoying it as well.
I’ll just wrap this up by saying, I give it another well deserved 5 stars. Amy Bartol is definitely on my list of must read authors from now on.