Autumn is a quiet, unassuming protagonist in the beginning of the book. I think that is why I had a hard time getting into the story. I was hoping for a really dynamic female character and at first, she didn't seem to be that girl. As the story progresses though, Autumn comes into her own and is more than I expected.She is faced with bullying by other students in her school, but also at home.Her own mother is less than supportive of who she is. Autumn is a Sage and a protector of humans within the rules of the system she lives in. She feels alone and while she has some friends, most are afraid of her because they don’t understand her.
When Fallon comes to her school, everything about her that was strange is suddenly intriguing because he is a Sage as she is and because he is hot and royalty, Autumn is now interesting too.
She pushes against him and what he stands for because he reminds her of her grandmother who was murdered not long ago. She believes he and his family know why and how it happened and she doesn't trust him. He has to tread carefully to earn her trust and that of her father. Fallon has been in love with her since they were children and wants only to keep her safe. Autumn is also a Seer and her gift is highly coveted by another group out to ruin everything she stands for.
This book is full of interesting twists and turns. There is court intrigue, romance, suspense, mystery and a female protagonist who is amazing.The chapters are primarily from Autumn’s point of view, but Fallon has his voice heard as well and he is a strong character in his own right.
I loved the book and am going back to read the first in the series, The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire, which covers the story of Violet Lee. I can’t wait to get started on it! There will be a third book based on the ending of the second book and I hope the wait is not too long for that. This author is 19 and has an amazing talent. Looking forward to more from her!