This entry takes a decidedly darker tone from the previous novel. You really start the actually admire Eugenie now. In the first book I was interested enough in the story to see it through to the end, but Eugenie's reluctance to accept her heritage was tiring. In this book you finally see her come into her own as the queen of her people.
I have to hand it to Richelle Mead, this is one of the few fantasy romance series in which the sex is just an added bonus to the plot and not the other way around. I really felt for the characters and the book's climax took my breath away. I had the next installment purchased before I was even finished with the last chapter.
The love triangle is getting a little old for me but other than that this was a really good book!! I can't wait to listen to the 3 one!!
Eugenie has really grown on me in this book.The other world is becoming a bigger part in Eugenie's life and exploring it is just as enjoyable as the storyline. I love that the character has held true to the person she was in the first book. She cares about the human world, but still does her best to keep the human world safe (and take care of the people in her life).
Kiyo and Dorian are amazing characters, both flawed and strong in their own ways. I really like the flaws in male leads because it keeps you guessing. Who will she end up with? Who is a better choice? What are they hiding? etc.
This series is still a bit sexually explicit for my taste, but the story is so intriguing that i can sit through the uncomfortable parts. This book does have a large chunk of uncomfortable parts involving rape, so i would take that into consideration before buying it.
Narrator: As always Jennifer Van Dyck did an amazing job.
On to book 3, spend that credit!
I like the narrator. This series is good paranormal romance. It's nice to have a break from teen vampires.
I thought the story was very good but I think there was too much explicit sex. I don't want to sound like a prude because I am not but I have a very good imagination and don't need to have every detailed spelled out in explicitly..and on a regular basis. Leaves nothing to the imagination. I would be mortified if my teenage daughter was reading something like this and with no ratings on books, very easy to do.