(This review may contain spoilers).
It’s been a while since I read the first book in this trilogy, but I did find this book easy to read and pick up the storyline on.
I really liked Fox and Layla together, but I kept getting confused with the other two sets of characters. It was interesting to see the abilities each of the characters had and how their abilities complemented each other.
It was interesting to see hints of the past and what happened to each of their ancestors. What I found the most intriguing was the idea about sacrifice. It’s a nice change-up to see the idea that the good guys still have to do bad things, even if the reasons are good.
I’m not sure ‘liked’ is the right word, but I thought the atmosphere in the book was really intense, considering it was building up to the next Seven. I wasn’t very clear on what rules there were for the demon, though, as I assumed that its power was stronger on the actual night.
I found it interesting to see the history of the characters and the town and how Layla, Quinn and Cybil were fitting in there. I liked the fact that I could see Layla and Cybil’s issues, even if Quinn did seem to settle in with Cal very quickly.
There were some quite creepy moments in this book, especially when it came to them each experiencing the things that had negative effects on them in their pasts or what they feared. It was also scary to see how commonplace some of those things were, to the point that Fox wasn’t even startled by the sight of the boy.
I also liked being able to see glimpses of not only Fox’s past, but also Gage’s. It was good to see something of what made them the way they were, even though I felt that Fox didn’t really seem like he had that secret in his past. The effects weren’t really that clear before he had the dream.
I also liked seeing the relationship between Fox and his family and there were a few amusing moments involving them and Layla. It was also really nice to see glimpses of Fox’s relationship with his sister and Paula.