Author: Lauren Kate
Previous Book in the Series:
Date Started: March 12
Date Finished: March 18
Format: ebook from the digital library
Lucinda Price is back and she is on her way to see Daniel out in sunny California. She knows the truth about herself – that this is not the first time that she has lived and has in fact been reincarnated hundred of times and every time she falls in love with Daniel. But before they ride off into the sunset together, she erupts in flames and dies. This time around though things are different. Because she has never been baptized in this life, if she dies this time around it’s all over. And Daniel won’t risk losing her. So she leaves Sword & Cross for another prep school in California, only this one is slightly different. Here she is in classes with Nephilim and she slowly starts to learn some truths in her life of lies.
Like for instance, Daniel dropped her off at this prep school with the Nephilim to protect her from the Outcasts – some kind of form of fallen angel assassins – and that he has partnered up with Cam to save her. The black shadows that she has seen her whole life are actually called Announcers and can be used to glimpse the past and travel. Luce has the ability to summon them and see into her past and she does just so she can get a freaking clue because Daniel still won’t tell her anything about her past lives and she is tired of the lies. But even that might have its own consequences.
Okay, so book 2 has left me with more questions than answers and I totally feel Lucinda’s pain in this book. There’s less OMG DANIEL moments which I was thankful for, but instead there are a lot of OMG WHY WON’T DANIEL TELL ME THE TRUTH?!? moments, which started getting out of hand. However, unlike in the last book Lucinda doesn’t just sit around and whine, she goes out and tries to find the answers that she’s seeking. Total improvement. I especially liked the ending where Luce really takes life by the horns and goes into an Announcer to find her answers despite Daniel and the others yelling at her not to. A self-empowered heroine, now THAT’S the kind of narrator I like to see.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason this book isn’t getting 5 stars is because of the love triangle drama between Luce/Daniel/Miles that kind of drove me off a cliff. Looking forward to the next installment.
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