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Fueled by rage and a thirst for revenge, Cassie no longer recognizes the person she has become. Determined to destroy Julian, no matter what the cost, Cassie pushes away the ones that love her most. Though she tries to deny it, and fights against it, Devon’s love may be the only thing that can bring her back from the brink of madness she is teetering upon. Just when she is starting to come to terms with her grief, a startling revelation threatens to unravel everything she has always known. Her bond with Devon is severely tested as a new enemy arises to tear them apart. A new enemy that Cassie never could have foreseen, but one that may be even deadlier, and far more ruthless than any vampire she has ever faced. Torn from her friends and Devon, Cassie is stunned to find herself having to rely on the man she hates most, Julian. Together, Cassie and Julian struggle to survive an adversary that is determined to destroy them both.

Book 3 of 5

This is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up.

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5 out of 5 stars

The cliffhanger of the last book, when :SPOILER: Cassie rejects Devon :SPOILER OVER: had me writhing in agony and needing the next book to make sure they would work it out. You’re all probably beginning to think that if I review something by Erica Stevens it’s going to be an automatic 5-star and that’s true so long as her works don’t disappoint me and so far they’ve done just the opposite!

The plot:

I got tossed around a bit in this book, the quick change in direction keeping me on my toes as I tore through this series. Things could get better or, more likely, turn nasty in the bat of an eye and Ms. Stevens, the mistress of the cliffhanger, gives us yet another one to leave us aching for the sequel.

The characters:

Despite their rocky circumstances at the beginning of this book, Devon and Cassie’s relationship still grows, even with the nasty start. More questions are raised as to Cassie’s mysterious lack of a power (as all Hunters and vampires, as far as they know, have one) and just why it is she heals faster than any of her friends.

Here we see more of Dani, a young Hunter with power to create electrical surges, and finally meet Annabelle, the woman who changed Devon’s existence, while Julian, our prevalent baddie up to this point, shows a side of him we haven’t seen before. Isla, the sickening succubus, is also back and this time she wants Cassie’s throat.

Another fantastic YA paranormal romance from a fantastic author! A must-read for lovers of vampire romance and teen paranormal romance!

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