My Rating- 5 STARS
Synopsis- After escaping from the Hollows and the Michaelea lightwarriors, Jordan takes Alyx and Israel to Aradale, a secret Rogue community, where they appear to be safe − for now. But did they bring the enemy with them? “Mini”, the strange and speechless young girl they rescued from the Hollows, is not as she seems. Why was Elder Michael keeping her locked up? What is she hiding?
Alyx and Israel are driven further apart as Israel continues to obsess over making Adere human and Alyx hides two secrets from him: that he may be part-demon and that she may be carrying his child, a tri-blood keye that can be used to unlock Hell.
Out in the mortal cities, pieces of Black Stone, the only material that can disrupt the angels’ healing
abilities, continue to be stolen to make weapons for Samyara’s dark army. Alyx and her friends must stop them, but this means infiltrating holy and guarded places to steal the Black Stone − a monastery in remote China, a mosque in Saudi Arabia, an art gallery in Florence and a cathedral in Peru. Can they win this deadly race against the Darkened?
My Review- WOW...just...really...just wow. Speechless. I hated that it had to end. My eyes kept flicking down to the percentage number with a sinking heart knowing that the book was coming to an
Alyx...she is just the most wonderful character written since Clary/Tessa by Cassandra Clare. She is brave, emotional, passionate, strong, caring and loving. She makes mistakes, she fights to put them right. She loves someone, she does it with all her heart. She cares for someone, she will protect
them until her last breath! She is loyal to her friends, fierce in battle and despite being a supernatural warrior, she is still a woman who can get jealous when other women go near her man.
Israel...is it possible to love him and hate him at the very same time? He is sexy and insecure about his masculinity. He struggles with Alyx's need to protect him all the time. It makes him feel less of a man and he longs to prove to her that he can take care of himself, that he can protect her as she protects him. Only, unfortunately for Israel, he makes terrible decisions, all out of passion and the need to prove himself.
The thing I love most about the love story in this book is that the romance between Alyx and Israel is full of mistakes and fights that they work through. No matter what separates them, they take the time to understand each other and forgive each other. While their romance is important, the events
playing out around them are serious and they understand that saving the world is far more important than their love life, which is refreshing to read.
And my GOD! Hanna Peach knows how to leave you wanting more at the end of the book! She leaves you in suspense and still thinking about what you have just read. I read this book for so long that I ended up dreaming about the characters. Full scenes played out in my head. It takes real talent to do that to a reader and Peach definitely has skill.
I really can't wait for the third book!