Lily has her professional issues with the excess Magic floating about, mostly the seemingly random Demon attacks. As I was warned, this installment kept me more in Cynna and Cullen's head. Since they are half-human, they have made their political system about as user-friendly as ours is. Cullen arrives in time to join Cyenna to investigate the attack and killing of the Leidolf heir which takes them into the Leidolf clanhome and more trouble. No, the answer was not given in this book. Maybe she'd gone a bit dizzy when she stood up—didn't mean she wasn't perfectly capable of walking. I was left having this face throughout the book At this point I need a break, I will pick up the rest of the series later.
I love the colour and shade of blue they used on the tattoos. Because of these events, Rule is now stuck between the two clans with no way out in sight. It's challenging to keep these reviews spoiler-free I haven't mentioned details in the first two books that can be considered spoilers and I didn't even include the synopsis for each but I want more readers to give this series a try. From the blurb on the back cover and stray comments I heard, I had the impression that this book focused on Cullen and Cynna. That Lily is not gone.
There is just a hella lot going on. We learned more about Cynna and Li Lie but there wasn't a focus on any of the characters, spotlight jumping left and right in a dizzying way. Since we were expecting a romance starring Cullen - a beautiful, smart werewolf man, it was at least satisfying to have him in the book. Maybe he didn't want the wolf to hear, though. I didn't really mean to finish in one afternoon, but that's certainly what happened, particularly as the midwest was in a late-spring snow blip what climate change? If you watched the World Cup in 2002? It kinda started in the previous book, and I don't want to give too much away, but I love how she kept her head about her. It kept me on my toes most of the time.
More than likely, it was all of that and more that drew me back in, and will bring me back again for the next book. Steady action, both magical and physical. Second, we have werewolf politics. This story is a continuation of the urban fantasy storyline that has been going on throughout the series so far. However, I have to be really blown away, or plain addicted to a series, in order to rate it with 5 stars.
Demons were summoned all over the country and attacked the heir of each werewolf clan, including Rule. It was a tough thing that didn't deserve to be taken lightly. While they were given more depth and pov time, I would be hesitant to actually say they were main characters in this book. One thing that bums me out is that getting more Cullen in this book only served to make me dislike the character. Although I love her to pieces as a book character, I would have smothered her in her sleep if she was my grandma. One thing I would like to see switched up in this series is the choice of villain.
It is a complicated world and that means there is a lot of 'splaining going on. She is called to Find a demon who may be responsible for attacking Rule, infecting him, and killing the heir to a southern werewolf clan, the Leidolf. I love them even in this book, but the story that swirls around them is so distracting that I can barely see the lights of the house through the blizzard of snow. Now, he will have to accompany Paul's body to the Leidolf clanhome and offer a son's duty to Paul's father. I will give the next book a try and see if Cynna and Cullen have enough juice to sustain a story of their own. This one focuses on the werewolf clans again, after the previous book put more focus on demons.
I couldn't be happier for them, if they can figure out how to get it together. This series is definitely getting better as it goes on, and I cannot wait to read the next book. I have a feeling I'll be able to finish all of them soon. It was like this book had too many happenings crammed into it so things could be successfully set up for the rest of the series. Besides, I would rather dive straight into the next book rather than pause and gather my thoughts so I could write a review for the one that I just finished. These two are taking center stage alongside the other two, growing their own storyline into the focus of future books.
The tattoos are how Cynna works her special brand of magic. I also found myself confused by some of the events. I have to gloat and say that I saw the thing that was revealed about grandmother coming from back in the first book. More than likely, it was all of that and more that drew me back in, and will bring me back again for the next book. Maybe it was the return of Grandmother. The thing you could almost bet on is that you are not going to have much time nor inclination for deep philosophical discussions or heart-rending melodrama. That still remains with Lily and Rule, and the world they find themselves inhabiting.
Oh, they are, of course, seemingly different on the surface. It follows Lily Yu, a third generation Chinese immigrant in the States, working as a cop. Eileen Wilks, with her action-packed books, full of romance and magic, has been just the thing for me this summer. What made this only 2 stars for me? All parties are privy to one another and so things were able to just be set into motion. I will recommend the series to all fans of light reads with some Urban Fantasy and Action-Adventure in the mix.