Lil isn’t just an average teenager. She’s one of the Nephilim–the descendants of humans and angels–which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she’s found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she’s warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves… and won’t stop until she’s been lured to the dark side.
This book takes off not much after the last one leaves off. Bran and Lil are still trying to navigate the waters of their relationship. Bran is trying to juggle his duties to the Cardinals all while trying to help out the Junior Cardinals. When a promising lead turns into a trap, their entire safety and well-being flies out the window. And as things start to spiral out of control she learns that someone near her is manipulating things and might not be friendly toward her after all. And when she needs Bran most, he starts to act strange and pull away from her.
I love Lil. I love Bran, and I’m coming to love Remy and Sykes. This book was a continuation of the prequel, and we’re still dealing with Valafar. Now he’s bringing new players into the mix, and he puts Bran between a rock and a hard place. No matter where Bran turns, SOMETHING is going to go horribly wrong. And poor Lil is in the dark and doesn’t know who to trust or turn to.
Honestly, I can’t say more. To say more would be to give too much of this story away. Just know that you begin to doubt everyone’s loyalty, including Bran’s. Only person’s loyalties NEVER come into question is her Gramps, Ares. Ms. Walters does an amazing job at making you guess everyone and keeps the reader on his/her toes.
Ms. Walters continues weaving this tale of Nephilim and Demons and how they battle one another for the fate of man. And in the middle of this she places a sassy, smart girl who’s capable of saving the world and destroying it at the same time. And though that’s a heavy burden, her character is both serious about it but doesn’t let it control her. Again, Ms. Walters writes an amazing book, and I can’t wait to delve into the next one in the series. (expect that review at the end of the week.) The latest book in the series will be coming out in early June and I’ll be writing a review for that as well. 😀 To be honest, I can’t wait to see where this all leads the Junior Cardinals and Bran. So, would I recommend this book? You bet your bottom dollar! This is good for everyone, youngish teens to old folks. There’s something for everyone.
About the Author
Coming soon: Demons (Eirik’s Story, book 1) (A Runes Novel)
*Ednah is the author of the bestselling YA Paranormal romance series, RUNES and THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-YA fantasy series