Author: Kelley Armstrong
Summary: When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.
Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart
My Rating: 7.75/10
What I liked/disliked about the book: The book started out strong, I liked the mystery aspects of it and for the most part, how it played out, but the final conclusion of it seemed rushed. There was however, a lot of good development for the characters throughout the book. While some characters seemed a bit off from how they’ve been portrayed in the previous novels, mainly Gabriel, it’s hard to tell if the characters felt because they’re growing, or is the mystical force that brings them together affecting them, or if something was just off about them in general. Either way, it did make for a good read – despite the conclusion feeling rushed it was an enjoyable book from the series.
I’m happy a lot of the past and mythology side of things are finally coming together into something more cohesive. It’s been bits and pieces from each book, and I’ve found that in the past few books you ended up with more questions than answers, but things finally seem to be falling into place – although there’s still a lot to be explained about how all this mythology side of the story works, which I’m sure will be played out in the next book – It’s still been interesting to read about.
The ending from the final pages was very surprising. I’m interested into seeing how that will play out in the next book. I’m unsure how I feel about it, and I definitely don’t like having to wait to find out what the result in that department will be. The love triangle as it’s called, isn’t my favourite aspect, and I haven’t been able to pick a team, but I’m still interested in what twists the author has in stored. But, I’ve never really one to pick teams – can I be team TC? He seems cute.
Overall, it was a good book to the series, not my favourite but it does have me waiting for more.
Would I recommend it to read: I would, it’s not my favourite in the series but was still a good read and there’s some interesting set up to the next book in the series.
What to read next: The next and final book in the series.