Two years ago, a horde of bloodthirsty creatures ravaged Kydia Quinn’s home, leaving Whitney Lake a desolate wasteland.
The Legion stepped in and took care of business, destroying the monsters and giving Kydia’s life purpose.
Now, a soldier for the creepy crawly fighting squad (and able to kick butt better than anyone) Kydia can protect the people she loves from the horrible demons that skirt the shadows. But Kydia didn’t count on Grady, a swoon worthy mystery man that completely throws her off her game.
Grady takes the term creepy to a whole new level, strangely fascinated with Kydia to an obsessive degree.
As Kydia struggles to understand what Grady is and what his interest in her is all about, a new and more dangerous breed of monster skates into town, one the Legion thought was extinct.
Kydia finds herself the center of an archaic retaliation that puts her ¬¬life in jeopardy. She can battle monsters until the cows come home, but is she powerless when it comes to saving herself from a curse that threatens to break her soul?
I was approached by a friend of the authors’ with an offer to review a copy of the ARC, unfortunately due to how certain sites deal with certain things, like sending messages, I did not see it until after the book had been published. But upon chatting a bit with the friend and checking out the blurb I decided to give it a shot and am happy that I did.
I found the world interesting, especially when it came to the various creatures that populated. Each species history and character traits were well thought out, and some were give a unique twist that I really liked, like what Grady is.
Kydia was spunky, if not a little bit impetuous at times. And though she had a compassionate nature and wanted to help keep people safe, I found her to be more of an “island”. She kept everyone at arms length, even Sam, her brother, and Jake, the one person she claims as a friend and never truly lets anyone in. I can’t fault her reasons, but I would have liked to see some sort of deeper interaction between her and her brother, other than being told this is how it is with us. Granted, the time that passes in the story is not long, so I’m crossing my toes that we’ll get a deeper look into Kydia as the series progresses. Grady was fun and though his methods at time were a bit creepy, he showed himself to be a good guy.
The story moves along at a good pace and you are thrown right into the mix of things and I really liked the explanation behind Broken Soul and there were a good number of twists to the story that I didn’t see coming. And though I wouldn’t say that the ending is a cliffhanger when it comes to Kydia and Grady, there are few big questions that are left unanswered.
Overall, I think this is a great start to a new series and am looking forward to seeing where the author takes it.