I loved book one so much that I just had to jump into book 2 right way. I didn’t love it as much as the first but it was still a great read.
I really loved getting to know Grey better. This whole book is basically about him and Lia Mara. We get introduced to her in this book and she’s part of the enemy camp. In fact, she’s the Queen’s first daughter but not chosen heir. She’s compassionate and wants peace, so of course, the younger ruthless daughter is chosen. Grey also is finding out a lot about himself in this book. I really didn’t care for Jake and Noah in the first book but we get to know them a lot more in this book. I, like Grey, came around. I loved a lot of our new characters, especially Tycho.
The world building in this book is also amazing. She has taken a pretty awesome world and expanded it. I loved the magic and the addition of magical creatures. It was definitely a fun and enjoyable ride.
In fact, my biggest issue and sadness with this book is Rhen. Ugh, I absolutely hate he was acting in this book. She took characters that I loved so much in the first book and completely changed them. I did realize at the end, there is a much bigger picture going on. It’s just so very sad and I feel really badly for Rhen now. I cannot wait for book 3. Please, let him redeem himself!
Also, I get that this book was about Grey and his story but I desperately missed Harper and Rhen. We don’t get them as much in this one and I really missed them.
One thing is for sure, Brigid Kremmerer, knows how to write strong and fierce women. Lia Mara, was such an amazing character and I loved how fearless she was. I mean, she didn’t think so but she really was. She’s so good and it reminded me of Harper. She really just wants the best for her people.
This review is probably a mess because I’m a bit all over the place with how I feel about this book. Overall, it was an enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read the next book. I’ll definitely be pre-ordering that one! It really expands on the first book and we get to see a lot more of the world and the characters. I’m not even sure whose side I’m on anymore, haha.