The door to the massive New York Times bestselling HOUSE OF NIGHT series has closed. Now, Kristin Cast kicks down a new door to welcome her millions of fans to her latest sizzling series.
There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.
Someone has opened the cage.
The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won't be able to do it alone.
Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.
With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the HOUSE OF NIGHT series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.
A friend who had also read the ARC said give it a few more chapters. I did and boy am I glad. Demons are loose and messing with humans, not to mention the balance between good and evil. It is up to the spawn of the Furies to find an ancient bloodline, awaken her power and set things to rights.
The story to get from point A to point B is a wild ride and one definitely worth taking. Kristin Cast has created characters to love and hate with the same passion you love and/or hated the characters in the House of Night series. Eva and Alek are wonderful characters, but perhaps the one I love the most is best friend Bridget. From the moment she meets Alek, till the last moment the three of them are together, I laughed, rolled my eyes and did a oh that would so be me, to some of her comments and actions.
I look forward to the next book to be penned by Kristin Cast.
***I received an ARC copy of Amber Smoke from Diversion Books via NetGalley for an honest review.***
Overall: Amber Smoke wasn’t a bad book, there were parts that were good and that cliffhanger ending did have me going WTF, in a good way, but it just didn’t get me hook, line and sinker in the end. I will keep my eye on this series,thanks mostly to that cliffhanger, but I won’t be running out to grab the next one right away.
~ ARC from Diversion Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review ~
Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves relaxing with her significant other and their dogs, and discovering new hobbies. This year she'll work on swimming, yoga, and adding to her Doctor Who collection