Published: June 16th 2017 – Self Published
A fallen hero.
A fragile doll.
Left to pick up the scattered pieces of the assassin life she once knew, Joan discovers nothing is what it seems. Unknown horrors lie inside the tyrannical agency, secrets that will threaten the lives of anyone brave enough to uncover the truth.
Immortals and humans have never coexisted peacefully, a reality Joan wishes to change. Something sinister is lurking in the shadows, an ancient power that will wreak havoc and shatter any hope of peace. Can Joan and her allies stop darkness from destroying everything? Or will evil be unleashed into the world?
Note: I received an ARC of this from the author in return for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.
I just want to start off by saying how much I love this cover!! Isn’t it just so pretty?? This book continues to follow Joan’s story and, whilst I had a couple of issues with this book, I really enjoyed it overall and I cannot even wait for the final instalment!!
Joan is a character that has been through a lot! After everything that happened in the first book, I’m surprised that she managed to stay as strong as she did. She did seem to whine a lot about stuff that wasn’t going to change any time soon, but overall I really loved her development in this book and the fact that she stayed mentally strong when it came down to it, as well as physically strong. She does carry some mental scars with her, but she doesn’t let it affect what she is trying to achieve and create and I feel like this is a character trait to be admired!
An aspect that I really loved about this book was the fact that we got to know more about Damian! In the first book, he was an extremely mysterious character because we had no idea where he had come from or where the power came from that he has. I loved the twist that his story brought to the plot as a whole and the way that parts of his story tied up to the events in the end of the book!
This book is extremely plot driven – which meant there was one plot twist after another after another! This kept the readers on their toes and I just had to know what was going to happen next!! There was a lot of information to take in, so it isn’t a particularly quick read, but I loved the way that each and every element of the plot was brought together to create a whole picture by the end of the book!
Can we also talk about the ending? I don’t want to go into too much detail because spoilers, but I wasn’t really all that fussed about what happened to a certain character. I didn’t really like him throughout the book (because he’s in the way of my OTP), so by the end of the book I was actually relatively happy… After reading others’ opinions on this, I appear to be the only one! The book also ended on an extreme cliff hanger and I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT!!!!!
All in all, I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait for the next instalment! I gave this book 4/5 stars.