(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I found myself liking this book more than the first one. The romance was a bit more believable and it was interesting to see more of Sabre’s past in particular.
I liked the fact that at least one of the villains had more of a past and reasons why he became that. I did end up feeling quite sorry for him by the end of the book… and I spent a lot of the book feeling really bad for Sabre. He definitely continues to be my favourite character.
Emari… I’m still not entirely sure what to make of her. I find a lot of what she says very contradictory, particularly when it came to Ivy. I do really like Ivy as a character, but I’m getting a bit tired about the fact that most people seem to be in love with/have a crush on Emari. (Even Sabre seems to act out of character around her).
One of the main things I liked about this book was that Emari wasn’t completely skilled with her powers straight away. It was good that she needed help with her training and that she did get hurt, rather than not suffer any consequences at all. However, at certain points in the book, her moods swung around so much, I found myself in danger of getting whiplash.
I really liked the whole concept of Ari. I don’t like spiders at all, but the idea behind the device was a really intriguing one and I felt the author did a really good job of explaining the detail. And it was nice to see the way they communicated with each other.
I wasn’t very thrilled about suddenly being thrown into Sabre’s head. If a book is written in first person, I feel it should stay in one character’s head. If it’s going to change, it shouldn’t be for a couple of pages and that’s it.
I really liked Sabre’s relationship with Nick and also with William. I would have liked to see more of both of those.
I do have book three in this series ready to read, but if I’m going to read any more, I’d like to see some edits (there were quite a few errors that were easy to spot) and less contradictions.