Ayla, a half-faery, half-human assassin is stalked by Malachi, a Death Angel tasked with harvesting mortal souls. They clash. Immortality evaporates, forging a bond neither may survive. And in the face of unbridled ambitions and untested loyalties, an ominous prophecy is revealed that will shake the Worlds.
Wow, was exactly what I was thinking after I closed the cover of this book. I wasn't expecting much; I honestly admit, because I heard some so-so reviews, they were completely wrong. I dived into this book head first and it gave me the literary oxygen my body needed...there are twists and turns, a few bumps-but easily handled-and it was smooth gliding until the end. I did get a bit of Gothic feel from this book, just like Jennifer Armintrout's Turning series...there is some Gothic feel to that series as well, but I didn't mind at all. Ms. Armintrout took this series to a whole level about her Turning series...completely, there was some stumbling at the beginning, I had to take time to let my brain process the new world, there was a bit too much fact pushed on the brain to start, but once I got the world's "condition", everything just clicked. I love her characters as well, it's truly like they are completely disgusted by one another yet they are driven by a force they don't comprehend, and they fight a bit for it and then everything works out. Ayla's character is a strong one as well...she is a warrior and knows what she wants for herself and isn't afraid to go after it. This book was a truly enjoyable read, I already have Child of Darkness in my TBR pile. Can't wait.
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I give this book 5/5 stars. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★