This book was really a unique experience because, this was my first time reading a book co-written by two authors, Laura Tate and Jimmy Rice. I had not even given it much thought but at the end of the book, there was this little interview where the authors talked about the writing experience and all that stuff, which made it all the more interesting. Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. I was hoping for a cute, fluffy contemporary read, I was 80% satisfied, I’d say. Because the characters are in their late twenties there was a lot more aspects of the character’s life that had to be explored. Their careers, their relationships with their parents, all that stuff made it a bit more diverse.
So, this book picks up six months after the disastrous ending of This Savage Song. Kate has gone to a different city, Prosperity and begun hunting monsters. But Prosperity has like a different breed of monsters and they are also very rare and kept from the public’s knowledge. On the other hand, August has to take Leo’s place as the leader of FTF, and now he has no choice but to do the things that need to be done in times of war. To be the monster and to embrace it.
Okay... What a book. First thing, it has been a while since I have read a fantasy book, with a different world and different problems and different monsters. So, in the beginning, I was like what is this? Am I reading the first book? Does this not have a prequel? I was certain it did not have a prequel because I was waiting for the second book to release before I started reading it, still, I had to check a few times just to make sure.So get this, there are monsters, like real monsters some feed on blood and some feed on flesh and some feed on souls. The malachai drink blood, the corsai feed on flesh. The sunai feed on the souls of people who have sinned. (they only feed on the souls of sinners which appear red)
The surprising thing was that I got so much FEELS from this book and they were loud and strong emotions. There was barely any romantic moments only times when I wished there were because Emi just thought of the beautiful lines in her head but never said them aloud, it was as if she was waiting for something to happen. Boy, did she wait for a hell of a long time.
This book follows the success story of Lara Cameron, as she becomes an exceptionally brilliant and cunning real estate agent. However, in that journey she makes some powerful foes as well as friends. With what I read form the back of the book, I was expecting some kind of mystery- something from the past-that would hunt her again. I was definitely expecting some involvement of detectives
Half the time I was reading it, I was expecting something horrible to happen. I just did not trust the author enough to believe that everything would be all right and I could allow myself to care for the characters
This book is not just science fiction. It has science fiction, an element of thriller, lots of action, and plethora of emotional scenes. And though the romance is not a strong front, it is certainly there. More like the desperation of a man to keep his family- his life together. There are certain points in the books where the emotional and or plot twists scenes that are too deep, when I had to stop reading and take a breath.