As the final battle draws near, Emma finds herself bound under an unbreakable oath. She must seal the bond with Ethon before her transformation, or risk her life and the lives of those she truly loves. Who she wants is no longer an option.
Lucian has unleashed troops of evil beasts from the Underworld, making it impossible for Emma to leave the protective barrier of Alaine’s home. War is inevitable. The Guardians will need to stay and fight their ground, hoping Lucifer keeps his end of the deal and comes to their aid.
In this epic series conclusion, burning questions will be answered, lives will be lost, and sacrifices will be made.
But who will survive, and at what cost?
I first discovered this author when I read Hidden Wings, and absolutely fell in love with the story. I bought this book immediately upon learning of it’s release because I love this series, as I do with all books by this author, including her After Light young adult, dystopian series, which is probably my favorite of her series.
Emma is a teenage girl that is orphaned in a horrible wreck, and moves to Alaska to live with an aunt she had no idea existed. Before she leaves she is attacked(and escapes) at the airport by a monstrous creature. Kade, sent by her aunt, is her companion on the trip to Alaska, and quickly becomes her love interest. Turns out, she is going to be changing to an immortal on her eighteen birthday, and she is surrounded by angel guardians. Her aunt is really her biological mom, and she also eventually meets her real father. There’s a war going on between the Fallen angels, and the angels that guard Emma. There are also hideous creatures that spend their time trying to kill all those that surround Emma, called Darklings. The reason? There’s a prophecy concerning Emma and the evil creatures don’t want it to happen. This is all background from the first book as this is the last in this four book series. So much has happened by this point, and each book has been filled with an exciting series of events in evils’ quest to take Emma, and it’s perfect for the young adult reader.
This one starts shortly before Emma is to transform, and right after the end of the last book. Lucifer, father of Ethon, who is now bonded to Emma, has just made Emma promise to seal the bond with Ethon before her transformation, or he will kill all the people she loves. Since she loves Kade, the thought of living an eternity in hell with Ethon and Lucifer devastates her. And I am going to leave it at that.
This book was filled with romance, action, battles, and deaths. Not everything works out okay with all, to say the least. There were twists and turns, and I was really upset with the author for awhile during part of this book. Since the whole last part of the book was non-stop action, I had to read that part non-stop, as well. Otherwise known as not being able to put it down.
Cameo Renae knows how to write fiction for the young adult audience. She has written likable characters, heinous villains, and keeps the action flowing throughout. Romance in this series is sweet, and although there is a bit of lust, nothing sexual happens other then kissing, so this makes it perfect for probably ages 14 up. These books are so popular they always become international best sellers. I highly recommend them to young adults, and to all the adults that have fallen in love with this series as well, ones that just haven’t read this one yet.
On a side note, this author’s book covers are all so beautifully done!
The review copy of this book was purchased by the reviewer.