Publication Date: November 6, 2012
Reviewer: Ambers I. & R.
Risa Jones, half-Aedh/half-werewolf, can enter the realm between life and death. She can speak to the dying and the dead, and she can see the Reapers, collectors of souls. What she can not yet see is the identity of a stranger murdering women and draining their blood. Now Risa must summon her gifts to find him, even if it means putting her own life in danger. But Risa needn’t look far. The killer knows who she is.
He tells her his victims are infected by darkness and he’s fated to destroy them. Fascinated by Risa, he engages her in a sinister game: the chance to save the life of his next victim by deciphering his series of clues. In a race against time, she enlists the help of the Reaper Azriel.
But as an attraction between them grows, so does the fear that the stranger’s motives are only part of a larger, more dangerous scheme—one that has lured Risa and Azriel into the dark.
You know I have said so many times before but I love Keri Arthur. Although at the beginning of this book I wasn't sure if I was going to be in love. Its mainly due to the fact that I think Risa was being very naive when it came to a certain man in her life. I just wanted to punch her. But I finally got my way. And man oh man the very last sentence in this book has been screaming that I WANT MORE RIGHT THE FREAK NOW!
Once again Risa has a new and not very easy mission ahead of her. First she needs to find the keys but there is also something else that happens. Poor Risa just wants her normal life back but its not in the cards for this girl. There is so much going on in this book but we all know what I was reading it for.... Azriel the Reaper! Man oh man, I freaking love him. I love watching him and Risa interact. I hate watching him fight his attraction. Yes I get it if he gets distracted from his mission the world as we know it could end, but damn it I want him naked!
This series is awesome. If you are a fan of the Riley series you need to read this. We always get to see people we love from that series so you really can not lose.
The main thing I want to talk about I can't because it will spoil it for you. So this is hard. Just know this series is amazing, this book made me want to hug it. Thank you for finally giving me just what I wanted.
I love Keri Arthur. I love this series. I love Risa and Illiana and Tao. I love seeing Riley and Quinn and Rhoan. I love all these crazy situations Risa gets into because of Hunter and her father and everyone else in the world that is out to get her. And literally everyone is out to get her in this book. Risa and Azriel are still on the hunt for the keys. Hunter is still on her case. Her father is still basically threatening her life. And now, while on the hunt for the keys, she attracts the attention of a crazy maniacal serial killer. Risa does not have it easy.
Every where Risa turns she's being betrayed or pushed by someone. Azriel is fighting his feelings and attraction to her. This causes a huge strain throughout the entire book. It's frustrating for both of them and it's frustrating for me. I just want them to get together and the entire situation drives me crazy. The whole thing with Lucien drives me crazy too. Lucien has his secrets we all know that, we have for a while. However, it really comes to the front in this book. Let's just say Lucien is a grade A douche canoe and leave it at that.
Risa has so much stuff thrown out her in this book. I feel so bad for her. I want to take her home, give her some cocoa, and have a long thought out talk with her about choices she makes in her life. She's really naive about a few things in this book. And I've found a pattern of me and Amber I. not liking our leading ladies showing signs of weakness. But really it's the authors being awesome because they're showing that these ladies are human-ish and they make mistakes too.
Either way, Keri hasn't let me down yet. I was completely enraptured with this book and I absolutely can not wait to read the next in the series.
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