The first is Lyre. Incubus. Hotter than hell and with a wicked streak to match. His greatest mission in life is to get Piper into bed and otherwise annoy the crap out of her. The second is Ash. Draconian. Powerful. Dangerous. He knows too much and reveals nothing. Also, disturbingly attractive — and scary. Did she mention scary?
The third is the Sahar Stone. Top secret magical weapon of mass destruction. Previously hidden in her Consulate until thieves broke in, went on a murder spree, and disappeared with the weapon.
And they left Piper to take the fall for their crimes.
Now she’s on the run, her dreams of becoming a Consul shattered and every daemon in the city gunning to kill her. She’s dead on her own, but there’s no one she can trust — no one except two entirely untrustworthy daemons… See problems one and two.
Rating: 2,5/5 Stars
Cover: It fits.
Review: The first thing I noticed was the writing style, which I really enjoyed. The characters? Not so much. Piper is your usual YA main character. She is really, really special, all the boys want her, she has drama in her family, she has to be constantly saved and she is not the sharpest knife in the drawer (no seriously, I’m not willing to call her naive, that’s too light for her). Her biggest dream is to become a consul. Why? We don’t know. Is a consul something she should do? No! Everything you have to be able to do as a consul, is something she is really bad at.
At first I thought the main character is the only female in the world. But later on a few other female characters are ‘introduced’, but of course they are all bad. Insert female hating, because you do find it in this book. As I said before Piper isn’t able to save herself. But later on in the book, she has to fight some daemons and wins. How? Why? The fighting parts (especially the ones where she’s winning) are really, really detailed. For me it was too much and yeah, a little boring.
Speaking of boring… the sexual tension seemed very forced and sometimes ridiculous. I can’t go into details because then I would spoiler you… but there are too many closets and if your life is currently in danger, you don’t salivate over someone’s body.
The world building on the other hand was interesting, although a few more details would be nice.
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