Candace Robinson, why do you always do this to me? I am devestated.
In Laith, when the moons are high, Tavarra is allowed to walk the land as a human for one day, losing her seahorse-like tail. But should she remain out of the water, a curse will overtake her, turning her into a beast with sharp fangs and long claws. A beast that, on some nights, takes the shape of a rampaging, uncontrollable monster.
Rhona, along with her village, are under a sinister leader’s control. Their leader has taken Rhona from the boy she loves, stripped away her abilities and, under the threat of killing everyone she loves, forces her on a dangerous task to retrieve a dark prism that will increase his already massive powers.
When Tavarra and Rhona cross paths, they discover they need each other. Rhona knows how to help the cursed sea creature, while Tavarra knows where to find the dark prism. They embark on a mission that could help them break Tavarra’s spell and save Rhona’s family and village. But with an untamable beast inside Tavarra, nothing is certain…
So this is the second book in the Laith series. I actually did read and review the first book, Clouded by Envy (it’s just not here on the blog, but you can read the review here).
In comparison to the first book, I found myself missing Wes and Bray a ton. I didn’t immediately click with the characters in this one–but things certainly changed along the way, which we’ll get to.
What I Liked:
- Despite me not immediately clicking with the characters, they captured my interest regardless. They were all very well developed and I grew very attached them by the end (take note Candace–I am not okay right now).
- There was so much romance to love in this book, so all the warm fuzzies–but then a lot of angst too! These characters are stubborn, strong and quick to fight with each other.
- The worldbuilding and description was incredible and everything you’d love in a fantasy novel! Some of the settings were incredibly creepy and gave me chills.
What I Disliked:
- I think you know what I disliked Candace. I won’t spoil it here but I think you know.
- (If you want to know, see below).
Spoiler Section Thoughts:
(Don’t read this part until you’ve read the book)
WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO MY BABY EZA? SHE WAS A SWEET, INNOCENT BAT! THE PEACHES! She just wanted some damn peaches… The biggest blow here was Perin, because I was really starting to like his character (possibly the most) by the end. I am shocked and devestated. I will never be okay again.
This book was amazing. It sucked me in and kept me hooked and then the ending was bittersweet. I loved the characters, the paranormal aspect, and the suspense throughout.
Black Tea | This was a strong, powerful book with an intense plotline/characters