This is only the second book I’ve read since having my baby on December 12th so that alone should tell you how good it is! I was so excited to get started reading the next installment in Rylee’s life. This book pretty much takes up where the last book left off. Dox and his friends are dead (skinned alive by trolls) and Rylee is grieving for them. With Pamela and Milly in tow, Rylee, Alex and Liam make their way to Giselle’s house as a home base for now.
Faris is coming to take Rylee on her oath to kill the Child Empress (Rylee’s sister, Berget) and to install Faris as the ruler of the vampires. Rylee needs information from Doran first and heads there. Faris comes for Rylee and she embarks on this journey which takes them to Australia to find the Bloods (the first vampires). Of course, nothing goes as planned and Rylee ends up battered and bruised.
Alex is changing. He is becoming more dominant. I’m happy for him of course, but I love, love, love Alex. He is one of the reasons why I keep coming back for more. I am reading his short story now and reading this makes me appreciate that he is not as submissive as he started out. I don’t know what that means for him yet.
They are still on the Liam-must-die kick. Liam and Rylee didn’t spend much time together in this book and I wonder if that is a mechanism to get the reader distanced from Rylee/Liam love fest. I hope that Liam dying is perhaps the guardian taking over fully and not really that Liam will die, but who knows.
Both Doran and Faris were quite tolerable human beings (um…vampire beings?) in this book.
I loved this book and even being sleep deprived with a new baby and knowing I was going to get less than six hours of sleep last night I still wanted to stay up to finish this book!