(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read three of the previous books by this author set in this world, I was really happy to read the fourth one when she approached me. Once I started reading it, I got pulled so completely into the world, I wound up staying up way later than I really should have.
It was really good to see Alina in this book. I was left with some confusion about how there was a fourth Solsti, given the knowledge of the fourth sister, but I was glad to see that the author had an explanation for what happened that made sense.
I found myself really connecting emotionally to Alina as a character. I was able to emphasise with her, especially when she was meeting her sisters for the first time. And it was also really good to see glimpses of the other characters I knew from the previous books.
One of my favourite parts of this book was the relationship between Alina and Sebastian. I really like relationships between chosen family and this was portrayed really well, I felt. The chemistry between Caine and Alina was real and I found myself really rooting for them as a couple.
I liked seeing more of what the four sisters could do, both working together and on their own. The undead soldiers were creepy, but by the end of the book, I felt more sorry for them than anything else.
It was good to see Rosa again, although I’m still not sure exactly what her goal was through the course of the book. Still, it was nice to see that she wasn’t ignored when she needed help and it was good to see Brooke and Nicole in particular so comfortable in their element.
It was good to see that the series isn’t just about the paranormal romance and does also focus on the bonds between the characters. They felt like living, breathing people to me.
I liked the ending of the book, but there are still storylines and characters I would like to see more of. I would definitely want to read stories centred around some of the more minor characters.