Date published: January 28th, 2015
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.
Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.
When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.
What I Thought:
When I started reading, I thought I was reading the second book in a series because of the familiarity of the characters with one another. However as the story continued, I realized this was the first book in the series. The concept behind this book is not new, with a human trying to save the races from tearing each other's throats out, but Danielle Annett manages to add a fresh spin to it.
This first installment isn't very long, but there's a lot that happens. There's mystery and action, hints of romance, lots of intrigue, and more. I really liked Aria. She's driven and wants to help solve the murder of a child, but that leads her to uncovering secrets that have huge repercussions for her and everyone else in the world. I liked how she approached finding the culprits. I also liked how she handled the intrusion of the new guy in her life.
I experienced a number of emotions while reading. There was sadness of course, but also some moments of levity. At this point, it's too early to tell how the story will unfold. Aria has two potential suitors, both of whose intentions at this point are murky. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next part to see where the story goes from here.
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